Open Rank SNF Agora Institute Professor (Institutions of Democracy Under Stress)
Institutions of Democracy Under Stress
The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University seeks faculty (or nominations of faculty) for endowed professorships at any rank (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professors) who focus on the institutional and organizational dimensions of democracy under stress, particularly as related to questions of civic engagement and inclusive discourse. We define these terms broadly and seek scholars from a range of disciplines, including but not limited to scholars who study the dynamics of states; state contexts; political, civic, social, and economic organizations and institutions; social movements; and social networks, as well as their role in shaping, interacting with, constraining, making possible, and challenging the realization of democracy in global contexts or the U.S.
The SNF Agora Institute is a new, $150M multi-disciplinary initiative that integrates research, teaching, and practice to strengthen global democracy by improving and expanding civic engagement and inclusive dialogue, and by supporting inquiry that leads to real-world change. Housed in the university’s Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the SNF Agora Institute at JHU will serve as a leading forum bringing together experts from a range of fields—including but not limited to political science, sociology, history, neuroscience, psychology, philosophy, and ethics.
All SNF Agora faculty will be full members in a department at Johns Hopkins University and at the SNF Agora Institute. Successful candidates should be established scholars with a substantial record of research and publication, or may be rising scholars of exceptional quality. All candidates should demonstrate an interest in the mission of the SNF Agora Institute.
Applicants should apply online and submit a cover letter specifying an appropriate department for their appointment, a research statement, curriculum vitae, and two to three representative publications. Junior applicants without well-established publication records should also submit three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2020 and continue until the positions are filled. Appointments will commence on July 1, 2021.
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