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Provost Postdoctoral Fellow

Committee on Southern Asian Studies (COSAS)
Chicago, Illinois
Posted Date
Aug 29, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Political Science & International Relations
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Full Time
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Job Details

The Department of Political Science at the University of Chicago invites applications for a Provost Postdoctoral Fellow in American Politics.  This position is part of a larger departmental hiring initiative in American Politics. We welcome applications from the entire subfield of American politics, and particularly from scholars who work in the areas of racial and ethnic politics, judicial politics, campaigns and elections, state and local politics, and/or the bureaucracy. This fellowship provides up to two years of funding for junior scholars whose accomplishments make them exceptionally competitive for faculty positions. Fellows will teach one course per year. At the end of the fellowship period and following an academic review, the Fellow may be directly promoted to a tenure-track assistant professorship. This position will begin on or after July 1, 2023.



Candidates must have completed all requirements for the PhD degree prior to the start of the appointment.


Application Instructions

Applicants must apply at the University of Chicago’s Interfolio website at Applications must include: 1) a cover letter that, among other things, describes the applicant's prior and potential contributions to diversity in the context of academic research, teaching, and service; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a research statement addressing current research and future plans for research; 4) a teaching statement addressing teaching experience and philosophy; 5) two samples of scholarly writing; and 6) three letters of reference. Consideration of applications will begin on September 30, 2022.


Equal Opportunity Statement

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University’s Statements on Diversity are available at


The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.


Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-1032 or email with their request.


Department of Political Science

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