Fellow, Center for the Study of Statesmanship

The Center for the Study of Statesmanship at the Catholic University of America invites applications for a research fellowship that is intended to be combined with a tenure track faculty appointment in the Department of Politics. The faculty appointment is most likely to be at the rank of assistant professor, but could be made at a more senior level. The appointee will have a reduced teaching load to pursue research at CSS. At the Center the appointee will be a Fellow or Senior Fellow. While the search is not confined to any particular field of specialization, our priority is attracting promising or accomplished scholars with expertise in some combination of foreign policy, international relations, and national security who are also able to place world politics in a philosophical, historical, or cultural context. A background in political theory, the history of ideas, or American constitutionalism is desirable. Candidates who are alert to the moral and religious dimensions of their areas of expertise are particularly encouraged to apply.

In the event that outstanding scholars apply who are of equal interest to the Center, it can appoint a second Fellow or Senior Fellow, who would also need to be appointed to a tenure track faculty position. CSS would sponsor a position in a suitable department.

The Catholic University of America announced the establishment of CSS in the spring of 2017. To learn more about the Center and its research orientation candidates may go to the CSS website.

Inquires and application materials should be addressed to Dr. William Smith, Managing Director of CSS, at <smithws@cua.edu>. Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a CV, a writing sample, and  arrange for the submission of three letters of reference. Applicants are also asked to submit a 1-2 page statement indicating how their research, teaching, and service will make a distinctive contribution to the University’s mission and to the vision of Catholic education outlined in the Apostolic Constitution on Catholic Universities Ex Corde Ecclesiae, which can be found here.

Review of applications will begin on January 10, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Catholic University seeks candidates who will contribute to the mission of the University, which reads as follows: “As the national university of the Catholic Church in the United States, founded and sponsored by the bishops of the country with the approval of the Holy See, The Catholic University of America is committed to being a comprehensive Catholic and American institution of higher learning, faithful to the teachings of Jesus Christ as handed on by the Church. Dedicated to advancing the dialogue between faith and reason, The Catholic University of America seeks to discover and impart the truth through excellence in teaching and research, all in service to the Church, the nation and the world.” Located in the nation’s capital, The Catholic University of America offers numerous undergraduate majors and a number of distinguished MA and PhD programs.

Official transcripts and verification of degrees will be required before any offer is made. The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making the final offer of employment. The Catholic University of America is an Equal Opportunity Employer.