Postdoctoral Fellowships

As part of our core mission to support the professional development of talented, early-career scholars, the Kinder Institute offers two postdoctoral fellowship positions, one each in American Political History and American Political Thought & Constitutionalism. The fellowships are for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second, and require recipients to teach one undergraduate course per semester, maintain an active research agenda and a regular schedule of meetings with faculty mentors, and participate in the intellectual life of the Institute.

The Kinder Institute is currently accepting applications for Postdoctoral Fellows in each discipline for the 2018-19 academic year, with the possibility of renewal for 2019-20. More details are included in the links below, but we are especially interested in candidates whose research focuses on the political or intellectual history of 18th or 19th-century America as well as candidates who work on American political or constitutional development and/or American political thought.

Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2018, and continue until each position is filled. General queries can be sent to Kinder Institute Communications Associate Thomas Kane at

Among their many accomplishments, members of the Institute’s first two classes of postdoctoral fellows have developed courses for our Minor and Certificate, published innovative new scholarship on the Transatlantic origins of American democracy, and gone on to secure tenure-track employment at state and regional universities and private liberal arts colleges.

Meet our current Postdoctoral and Distinguished Research Fellows

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