Clements Center Postdoctoral Fellow

Consistent with the Clements Center’s emphasis on history, strategy, and statecraft, applicants from all disciplines whose research bears directly on foreign and defense policy, intelligence, or international security are welcome to apply. While our preference tends to be the discipline of history, or research with a strong historical component, we highly encourage applications from PhD recipients in political science, political philosophy, public policy, language studies, area studies, and classics whose research contributes to traditional political and military history. Successful applicants will be able to spend the substantial portion of their time working on their own research and writing projects, while taking advantage of the many academic resources available at the University of Texas-Austin. Additionally, Fellows will be required to play an active role in the Clements Center’s programs and activities; any specific responsibilities will be by mutual agreement between the Fellow and the Clements Center leadership. Fellows accepted to the program will be offered a competitive stipend, full use of UT facilities, and office space at the Clements Center. In some cases Fellows will be welcome to teach a course at the University of Texas. Each appointment is for one year, and in exceptional cases may be considered for renewal for a second year.


Applications open on October 16, 2023. Applicants should submit a current c.v., cover letter, graduate school transcripts, a brief (no more than two-page, single-spaced) statement of proposed research, and three letters of recommendation. Applicants whose research addresses the Indo-Pacific region’s increasing role in U.S. foreign policy and security should indicate whether they want to be considered for a formal affiliation at the Clements-Strauss Asia-Policy Program. Applications are due no later than January 26, 2024. Note that applicants are required to have received their doctorate by August 2024, the date the Postdoctoral Fellowship will commence. Please direct any questions to Emily Burch, the Clements Center’s Administrative Program Coordinator, at

Applications are due by Friday, 26 January, 2024 at midnight EST.

Applicants will need to submit a C.V., cover letter and a brief statement of proposed research.

Applicants are also required to submit three letters of recommendation and graduate school transcripts.