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JMC Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Penn DCC Program

2016-2017 Academic Year
Application Deadline: December 15, 2015.

The Penn Program on Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism (DCC) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship, created in partnership with the Jack Miller Center.  The position is for one year, renewable for a second year upon satisfactory performance. The Program welcomes both empirical and normative scholarship from scholars in any discipline who intend to pursue an academic career primarily aimed at advancing learning on the governmental and economic institutions of the United States, especially their historical roots in the principles and politics of the Constitution’s founding era, and the ideas, debates, and contests that have shaped their subsequent development.

The JMC Postdoctoral Fellow in the DCC Program is expected to participate in the faculty seminar series, teach an Undergraduate Seminar on a related topic, and join monthly meetings to discuss the progress of undergraduates receiving research grants. The Fellow also has the opportunity to pursue the Fellow’s research and participate generally in the intellectual life of the Penn community. Stipend is $50,000 plus benefits, including health insurance.

The Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism program is an interdisciplinary initiative, now in its eight year, that includes a faculty seminar series and annual conference on themes chosen by the Program’s Faculty Executive Committee; a graduate workshop series; and undergraduate research grants.

Applicants should have received the PhD no earlier than May 2011 but must have completed all requirements for the PhD by September 30, 2016.

Applications should be made through Interfolio at

For more information on the Penn Program on Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism, see the DCC Program website, or contact DCC Program Administrator, Matthew Roth, at

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