Postdoctoral Fellow

The Hamilton Center for Classical and Civic Education at the University of Florida is a multidisciplinary university center that conducts teaching, research, and public programming concerning the ideas, traditions, and texts that form the foundations of Western Civilization and the American political order.

The Center invites recent Ph.D. (or relevant terminal degree) recipients to apply for one-year appointments as Postdoctoral Fellows for the period from August 24, 2022, to August 23, 2023, or from January 1 to December 31, 2023.  Start and end dates are flexible.  The appointment may be extended up to two additional years at the discretion of the Director. Hamilton Center postdocs are expected be in residence in Gainesville or the local vicinity, or demonstrate the ability to be on campus daily, to fulfill responsibilities relating to teaching, in-person participation, office hours, etc. They may not be employed by another institution during the term of their Hamilton Center appointment. They enjoy access to the university library system and a wide range of other facilities and activities throughout the University.

Postdoctoral Fellows are expected to devote full time to their work at the Center. This work will include teaching one limited-enrollment course (no more than 20 students) per semester or spending equivalent time on administrative responsibilities, assisting with other courses as needed, and pursuing individual research. They are also encouraged to attend or participate in various activities of the Center including faculty-student seminars, colloquia, and public lectures. The position is a fully funded, 12-month postdoctoral fellow appointment with benefits. Annual salary is $60,000. Some moving support is available. All Hamilton Center Postdoctoral Fellows are expected to have a Ph.D. degree or the equivalent terminal degree for their discipline. Applications are evaluated on the basis of (1) the significance of the proposed research; (2) the quality of the applicant's past research (dissertation and/or scholarly publications); and (3) the future contribution the applicant is likely to make to higher education. The Center is flexible as to areas of discipline, but the primary focus of the postdoctoral program will be classics, history, literature, law, philosophy, and political science.

The University of Florida is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Positions are open to all regardless of citizenship. This position is subject to the University's background check policy.

How to apply: Applicants are required to submit an online application at:  

A complete application must include the following:

* a curriculum vitae;
* a scholarly paper (dissertation and/or publication) written in the past three years;
* a statement (no more than 1,500 words) describing the proposed research;
* contact information for two references.

For priority consideration application materials must be received by 11:59 p.m. EST on August 16, 2022; applications will continue to be reviewed until positions are filled. Awards will be announced as soon as practicable.

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire.  A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible.  Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

Please address any inquiries to:

John Stinneford, Director
Hamilton Center for Classical and Civic Education
University of Florida
P.O. Box 117625
Gainesville, FL 32611-7625

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