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Post-Doctoral Fellow of Politics & International Affairs
Institution: Furman University
Location: South Carolina, United States
Category: Postdoctoral - Liberal Arts
Posted: 08/16/2019
Application Due: 00/00/0000
Type: Fulltime

Post-Doctoral Fellow of Politics & International Affairs

Job Description:

The Tocqueville Program at Furman University invites applications for a 2-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Western and American Political Thought to begin in August 2020. Housed in the Department of Politics and International Affairs, the Tocqueville Program exists to encourage serious and open engagement with the moral questions at the heart of political life through the study of classic texts of the Western and American political and philosophic tradition. We encourage applicants whose teaching philosophy and research agenda fit with this mission. The PhD degree (in hand or expected by the beginning of the 2020-21 academic year) is a required qualification.

The teaching load for the Postdoctoral Fellow will be three courses per academic year; courses to be taught include American Political Thought and Introduction to Political Thought, and other courses as needed by the Department of Politics and International Affairs. The Postdoctoral Fellow will also participate actively in the Tocqueville Program's activities and contribute to its administration as needed. More information about the Tocqueville Program is available here:

We will begin reviewing applications on December 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a letter of interest, CV, sample course syllabi and teaching evaluations, copy of graduate transcript(s), and a sample(s) of professional writing (published work preferred). Candidates should also include a statement describing how their teaching, scholarship, mentoring and/or service might contribute to a liberal arts college community that includes a commitment to diversity as one of its core values. Please have 3 recommenders submit letters or recommendation using the following link:

Furman University is a selective private liberal arts and sciences college committed to helping students develop intellectually, personally, and interpersonally and providing the practical skills necessary to succeed in a rapidly-changing world. Furman professors are exceptional teacher-scholars who mentor undergraduate students within a campus community that values and encourages diverse ideas and perspectives. Our recently-launched strategic vision, The Furman Advantage, promises students an individualized four-year pathway facilitated by team of mentors and infused with a rich and varied set of high impact experiences outside the classroom that include undergraduate research, study away, internships, community-focused learning, and opportunities to engage across differences.

Furman is located in Greenville, South Carolina, which is one of the fastest growing cities in the Southeast and is ranked among “America's Ten Best” by Forbes Magazine. The charming downtown features excellent restaurants, in-town parks, shops, museums, galleries, music venues, and theaters. The city also has excellent public and private schools and a vibrant international community. A 20-mile bike and running trail connects the university to Greenville and to Travelers Rest, which was named “one of America's coolest small towns.” The surrounding area abounds with outdoor recreational activities and has some of the most beautiful lakes, rivers, and mountains in the country. Greenville is within easy reach of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Atlantic Beaches. The newly renovated Greenville-Spartanburg Airport, located just 25 minutes from downtown, runs daily flights to major cities and airline hubs. Greenville is 2 1/2 hours from Atlanta and only one hour from Asheville, North Carolina. It is an ideal place to live and work.

For any questions please contact the chairperson of the search committee, Benjamin Storey, at

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Furman is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff. The University aspires to create a community of people representing a multiplicity of identities including gender, race, religion, spiritual belief, sexual orientation, geographic origin, socioeconomic background, ideology, world view, and varied abilities. Domestic partners of employees are eligible for comprehensive benefits.

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