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Postdoctoral Fellow in American Politics

The Institute for Politics and Strategy (IPS), part of the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University, invites candidates to apply for a postdoctoral fellowship position in political science, with a specialization in American politics. Applicants who also have a background in methods or technology are preferred.

Postdoctoral fellows will pursue independent research, teach one course per semester, present their research at a collaborative faculty workshop, and attend IPS-sponsored seminars and other events.  Postdoctoral fellows are expected to participate actively in the intellectual life of IPS and become involved in Carnegie Mellon’s rich interdisciplinary community.

The postdoctoral fellowship position will run from August 1, 2023, to July 31, 2025. The annual stipend for this position is $55,000 with a $2,500 research and travel budget. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position.

Applicants should anticipate earning their PhD degree by August 1, 2023.

The application deadline is Thursday, December 1, 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; • Research Statement; • Teaching Statement (including titles and short descriptions of at least two courses that the candidate is eligible to teach) • Two scholarly writing samples (at least one of which should be from the dissertation); • Unofficial transcripts from all graduate-level degrees; and • Two reference letters.