Call for Applications: Postdoc Opportunity at Georgetown

The Department of Government at Georgetown University invites applications for a two-year Twenty-First Century Postdoctoral Fellow, to begin in August 2019.

Application deadline: March 1, 2019

The aim of the fellowship, a new initiative of Georgetown College, the university’s school of arts and sciences, is to encourage the development of a professoriate with backgrounds, expertise, and experiences that will assist in meeting the diverse challenges of the current century. The primary expectation is that the postdoctoral fellow will produce scholarly publications and refine a research agenda, while gaining valuable teaching experience and building professional networks in Washington, DC, and beyond. The fellow will work with a department mentor to design and teach one undergraduate course in each year of the fellowship, and will be fully integrated into the intellectual life of the department. The fellow will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to inclusive scholarship and to promoting broader perspectives on the core problems of political science. The department values new perspectives on the world and is deeply committed to building a more open discipline that seeks excellence wherever it may lie.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in political science in hand by the time of appointment or verifiable plans for completing all requirements for the degree by January 1, 2020. Current holders of the Ph.D. should be within five years of completion of the doctorate. Applications should be filed using the online system at Applications should include a cover letter, to include a description of research and evidence of commitment to inclusive scholarship and pedagogy; a curriculum vitae; a writing sample; and three letters of reference. Please email all inquiries to the chair of the search committee, Prof. Diana Kapiszewski, For full consideration, applications should aim to arrive by March 1, 2019. Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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