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Tritsch Postdoctoral Fellow

Posted: 05/14/2023

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Job no: 501833
Department: Political Science
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: Teaching, Other
Status: Full Time
Temporary: Yes


Job Summary:
Tritsch Postdoctoral Fellowship in the area of American Politics. This is a one-year, twelve-month, position, potentially renewable for a second year based on performance and funding.

Duties/Physical Demands:

  • The Tritsch Postdoctoral Fellow is intended to advance undergraduate education in America’s history, its political and economic institutions, and the central principles, ideas, and issues arising from the American and Western traditions which continue to animate our national life. Twelve-month appointment, the Tritsch Fellow will teach one course per term, including (1) an introductory course on American Government in the Fall semester, and (2) a course related to the research expertise of the Fellow in the Spring semester; and develop and deliver the Jack Miller Founding Civics Summer Institute event dedicated to American political thought in the Summer of 2024 for middle school and high school civics teachers.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in political science or closely related field, earned December 2022 through August 2023. Applicants must intend to pursue an academic career in which he or she will advance student learning about American government and political institutions. No award may be made to a scholar who has previously received a postdoctoral fellowship funded in part or in full by the Jack Miller Center, received a Ph.D. or equivalent degree from Miami University.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching and research interests, three letters of recommendation, a writing sample, and appropriate evidence of teaching effectiveness. Inquiries may be directed to Professor Patrick J. Haney at

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EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:
Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.


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Labor Law Posters for Applicants:
Miami University is committed to providing up-to-date information from the Department of Labor to our applicants for employment. Here, you will find links to the current information regarding the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), and the Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA).

Date to Begin Screening Applicants:
Screening of applications will begin May 26, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

Benefits Eligible:



A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact or (513) 529-3560.

Advertised: 11 May 2023 Eastern Daylight Time

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