Post Doctoral Fellowship (Visiting Assistant Professor )

  • Job Class: Faculty
  • Job ID Number: 5226
  • Department: Ph.D. Program in Political Science or Philosophy
  • Location: The Graduate Center
  • Closing Date: Open Until Filled


Campus Specific Information
The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, the Ph.D. granting institution of CUNY,
announces a postdoctoral fellowship for the academic year 2012-13 in the Political Science and/or
Philosophy Ph.D. Program. The fellow's area of research should be broadly related to the Mellon
Sawyer Seminar Series to be held at the Graduate Center during that academic year on the
theme "Democratic Citizenship and the Recognition of Cultural Differences."

The Sawyer Seminar Series, to be directed by Profs. Carol Gould, Ruth O'Brien, Richard Wolin, and
Omar Dahbour, will address the question of how democratic societies can be inclusive of a wide range
of cultural practices and forms of expression while maintaining a commitment to respecting a secular
public sphere, universal human rights, and women's equality. It is expected that the postdoctoral fellow
will help to organize and lead the seminar series and will bring a relevant background in political theory,
social and political philosophy, feminist theory, American political thought, and/or cultural studies. The
fellow will also have ample opportunity to pursue individual research related to one of the fields above.

General Duties
As a Post-doctoral Fellow, supports programs in a specialized discipline by participating in an academic
community, conducting research, and/or teaching. This is a non-tenure track position of limited duration.

The position will begin on September 1, 2012. The Graduate Center is devoted to advancing original
research and training graduate students in over 30 fields in the humanities, social sciences and


Minimum Qualifications
Ph.D. degree in area(s) of expertise, or equivalent, and additional qualifications as noted below.

Other Qualifications
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in one of the disciplines in the humanities or humanistic social sciences.
Candidates who received the Ph.D. in 2009 at the earliest, or who have completed the requirements for
the Ph.D. by the application deadline of April 12, 2012 are eligible.

FLSA Status


Salary Range

$59,608 plus benefits

How To Apply

Please email a letter of application, curriculum vitae, one sample publication or dissertation chapter, and the names and contact information for at least three referencesto:

(If necessary, applications may be sent by regular mail to: Postdoctoral Search Committee, Political Science Program, CUNY Graduate Center 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016.)

The position will remain open until filled. Review of applications will begin on April 12, 2012.


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