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Postdoctoral Fellowship with the Center for the Study of American Democracy, Two-year Residential

Apply now Job no: 492851
Work type: Postdoctoral Opportunities
Location: Gambier, OH

The Center for the Study of American Democracy invites applications for a two-year residential postdoctoral fellowship for the academic years 2022-23 through 2023-24, with a start date of either August 2022 or January 2023. This fellowship will explore the nexus between the market and society.  Candidates will be jointly appointed with an appropriate affiliate department of the center, such as economics, history, political science, philosophy or sociology. To be considered for the position, candidates must demonstrate a strong research interest in the role that free markets play in economic and political development.

We encourage applications from candidates holding Ph.D.’s in economic history, economic sociology, new institutional economics, political economy, public policy, or similar field.  During the two years, fellows will advance their research agendas and teach one course per semester in an affiliate department of the Center, such as economics, history, political science, philosophy or sociology. Fellows will also assist with the activities of the Center, including participating in a research seminar, bringing speakers to campus, and organizing the Center’s biennial conference. Fellows are required to live in the local community and are expected to participate in the cultural life of Kenyon College by regularly attending readings, lectures, presentations, and other campus activities.

The Center for the Study of American Democracy will provide a competitive salary plus health benefits. 

Candidates are expected to hold a Ph.D. at the time of appointment.  To apply, candidates should visit the online application site found at A complete application will be composed of 1) a one-page cover letter; 2) an 8-10 page writing sample; 3) a one-page course proposal for an undergraduate course in their area of expertise 4) a Curriculum Vitae; 5) an unofficial transcript; and 6) two (2) letters of recommendation, one of which must directly address the applicant's teaching ability. All application materials must be submitted electronically through Kenyon’s employment website. 

Completed applications received by May 27, 2022 will be guaranteed full consideration.  Review of applications will begin May 31, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. 

Kenyon College is a nationally prominent, private liberal arts college where academic excellence goes hand in hand with a strong sense of community and close relationships among students and professors.

Compensation and Benefits

Salaries at Kenyon are competitive and are commensurate with experience. There are a number of faculty development opportunities (e.g. travel, research funds, etc.) for which appointees are eligible.

In addition to an attractive salary, Kenyon offers benefits for employees and their family members. Children of employees are eligible for 100% tuition waivers at Kenyon, and through the Great Lakes Colleges Association, children of employees are eligible for 85% tuition waivers at fifteen other of the nation's finest liberal arts colleges.

We also offer health and dental insurance, TIAA retirement, and many other benefits, including provisions for a spouse, families, and domestic partners. Details about benefits as well as conditions of employment are described more fully in our Faculty Handbook.

Kenyon is a great place to live and work. To discover why it should be your next home, click here.

Kenyon College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and applications from members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged. It is the College's policy to evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical and/or mental disability, age, religion, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by institutional policy or state, local, or federal law. Kenyon College has a strong commitment to supporting diversity, equity and inclusion.  Please visit our Diversity at Kenyon website.

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