Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Post-Doc at Penn: Democracy, Citizenship and Constitutionalism


2007-2008 Academic Year
Application Deadline: March 15, 2007
The Penn Program on Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism (DCC) invites applications for a one-year DCC Postdoctoral Fellow in any discipline whose research is pertinent to the Program’s 2007-2008 theme, “Citizenship, Borders, and Human Needs.” The Program welcomes both empirical and normative scholarship, focused globally or on particular nations, regions, or communities, that explores the economic, political, security or cultural needs that are and are not met by institutions dividing the world into civic communities with relatively closed borders.
The Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism program is an interdisciplinary initiative, funded by the Mellon Foundation, which includes a faculty seminar series and annual conference on themes chosen by the Program’s Faculty Advisory Council; a graduate workshop series; and undergraduate research grants. The DCC Postdoctoral Fellow is expected to participate in the faculty seminar series, teach a Freshman Seminar on a related topic, and joint monthly meetings to discuss the progress of undergraduates receiving research grants. The Fellow also has the opportunity to pursue the Fellow’s research and study and participate generally in the intellectual life of the Penn community. Stipend is $52,000, plus health insurance.
Eligibility is limited to applicants who will have received their Ph.D. within five years prior to the time they begin their fellowship at Penn (i.e. May 2002 or later). Application deadline: March 15, 2007.
For guidelines and applications, see the School of Arts and Sciences website or write Office of the Dean, School of Arts and Sciences, University of Pennsylvania, 116 College Hall, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6377. For more information on the Penn Program on Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism, contact DCC Program Chair Rogers M. Smith, Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Political Science,

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