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Teaching Post-Doctoral Fellow in Political Science and Public Policy

Carnegie Mellon University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Jul 27, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Public Administration & Policy, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Political Science & International Relations
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Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy

Teaching Post-Doctoral Fellow in Political Science and Public Policy

The Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University invites candidates to apply for a teaching postdoctoral fellowship position. The teaching post-doctoral fellowship is designed for those who are interested in a teaching career. They will be mentored by outstanding teaching faculty at CMU and will benefit from the rich inter-disciplinary environment at CMU.

We seek candidates that have expertise and could offer courses to graduate students in American politics and/or in selected policy areas including, but not limited to environment and energy, local and/or national economic development, education, and social justice. We are seeking an individual committed to effectively training our graduate students to be leaders that affect meaningful change by inculcating evidence-based practices to policy evaluation and decision-making, as well as the ability to synthesize and communicate recommendations.

Postdoctoral fellows are expected to teach and/or co-teach up to two semester equivalent courses per semester. Fellows can pursue research related to their interests and are expected to participate actively in the intellectual life of the College and become involved in Carnegie Mellon’s rich interdisciplinary community.

The postdoctoral fellowship position will run from August 1, 2022, to July 31, 2024. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position.

Preference will be given to applicants who have received their PhD degree between November 30, 2019, and August 1, 2021. The application deadline is Monday, February 14, 2022.  Applications should be submitted through Interfolio at

Materials to be submitted: 

  • Cover letter of one to two pages briefly stating the applicant’s academic background, research agenda, and interest in the program.
  • CV.
  • Teaching Statement (titles and short descriptions of at least two courses that the candidate is eligible to teach) and a discussion any relevant experience in teaching a globally and culturally diverse group of intellectually curious students.
  • Research Statement (Brief statement of research interests and a discussion of how it supports excellence in the classroom)
  • Two writing samples of scholarly work.
  • Unofficial transcripts from all graduate-level degrees; and
  • Two reference letters.

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