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February 17 – Mitchell Center Postdoctoral Fellowship

Application Deadline: February 17, 2019
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The University of Pennsylvania’s Andrea Mitchell Center for the Study of Democracy invites applications for a one-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in any discipline whose research is pertinent to the theme of the Center’s 2018-2019 faculty workshop series, “Reverberations of Inequality.”  In addition to pursuing independent research, the postdoctoral fellow is expected to attend monthly workshops connected to the faculty series and contribute to the events’ lively discussions; teach one undergraduate course related to their academic interests; co-lead a research seminar for Mitchell Center undergraduate fellows; and attend other Mitchell events whenever possible. The stipend is $53,800 plus benefits, including health insurance.

Inequality has emerged as a key political issue. There are signs that inequality harms health, diminishes political engagement, and ripples across social life throughout the world.  During its 2019-2020 theme year, “Reverberations of Inequality,” the Andrea Mitchell Center will invite a range of speakers to delve into a growing body of scholarship suggesting that inequality is not simply a matter of skewed wealth. Rather, it is something that permeates our lives, its ripple effects shaping our bodies, minds, social networks, identities, life chances, and capacity to participate in shared institutions. And if some degree of equality is indeed a precondition for democratic participation, how might that conflict with the personal liberties that also underlie democracy?  What is the correct balance to strike? Applicants with interest in inequality tied to elites, including families of high net worth, are particularly welcome to apply.

Global in its outlook, multifaceted in its purposes, the Andrea Mitchell Center for the Study of Democracy seeks to contribute to the ongoing quest for democratic values, ideas, and institutions throughout the world. In addition to hosting speakers from the fields of academia, journalism, politics, and public policy, the Mitchell Center supports undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral research.  It continues the legacy of the Penn Program for Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism, which fostered interdisciplinary scholarship from 2007 to 2017.


International scholars are welcome.  Applicants should have received the PhD no earlier than May 2014 but must have completed all requirements for the PhD by September 30, 2019.


Apply through Interfolio at []
Deadline: February 17, 2019

In addition to the Personal and Profile information requested by Interfolio, the following information and documents will be required:


1.  Email Address
2.  Home Telephone Number
3.  Mobile Telephone Number
4.  Country of Citizenship
5.  Country of Permanent Residence
6.  Current Position (Indicate your title, department, institution, and City/State).  If you are not employed, please state what you are currently doing.

Documents to be uploaded

1.  CV – Include Teaching Experience (including institution, position, and    dates held), Fellowships and Scholarships received, and all Publications (note refereed publications with an asterisk)
2.  Title and Description of Two Undergraduate Course Proposals – Single-spaced (one page each)
proposals of possible Undergraduate Seminars you would like to teach at Penn.
3.  Title and Description of Proposed Research Study – No more than 1,000 words.
4.  Confidential Letters of Recommendation (three) – Referees should be asked both to comment on your proposed project and to discuss your qualifications as a teacher.
5.  Writing Sample – An article or excerpt of a book or dissertations chapter.  (20 page limit.)
6.  Cover Letter

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