Garwood Visiting Teaching Fellow

New Jersey, United States
24 Oct 2018
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01 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University is dedicated to the pursuit of scholarly excellence in the fields of constitutional law and political thought. Sponsored by Princeton's Department of Politics, the Program seeks to enrich the intellectual life of Princeton students and faculty by exploring American constitutional principles and structures through research and public discussion.

The Program invites college and university professors and other professionals with established records of scholarship to apply for appointment as Garwood Visiting Teaching Fellow for the academic year running from September 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020. The Garwood Visiting Teaching Fellowship can be for one semester or the academic year.  Garwood Fellows teach at least one undergraduate course on statesmanship and presidential leadership in Princeton University's Department of Politics, subject to sufficient enrollment and approval of the Dean of the Faculty. Depending on the needs of the University, additional teaching opportunities may be available, again subject to enrollment and approval of the Dean of the Faculty.

James Madison Program Fellows will spend their Fellowship in residence at Princeton University. They enjoy access to Firestone Library and a wide range of other facilities and activities throughout the University and are encouraged to attend or participate in various activities of the Program, including faculty-seminars, colloquia, and public lectures. 

All James Madison Program Fellows must have a doctorate or equivalent degree. Positions are open to all regardless of citizenship. Fellows normally receive a stipend of one-half their academic-year salary plus a living allowance. The fellows' home institutions are expected to provide at least half of their academic-year salaries in addition to all benefits. 

How to apply: For full consideration, applicants are required to submit an online application at A complete application must include the following:

  • a curriculum vitae;
  • a scholarly paper written in the past three years;
  • a course proposal and draft syllabus;
  • contact information for two references;
  • a confidential statement that indicates the applicant's salary for the current academic year, what financial support their home institution and other sources are likely to provide, and what support they are likely to need from the Program.

The deadline for application materials is 11:59 p.m. EST on December 1, 2018 for appointments beginning in September 2019. Awards will be announced in March 2019 or before.

Please address any inquiries to:
Bradford P. Wilson, Ph.D.
Executive Director
James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions
Princeton University
83 Prospect Avenue
Princeton, NJ 08540
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