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Position Announcement

THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS SPRINGFIELD

Two positions available:

Post Doctoral Position: Liberal Studies
STARTING DATE:
August 15, 2013

POSITION DESCRIPTION: One year postdoctoral position in the Liberal and Integrative Studies department at the University of Illinois at Springfield, beginning Fall 2013. This self-designed interdisciplinary degree program seeks a post-doc for interdisciplinary teaching and research on the topic of liberty. Duties include teaching, student engagement, and formal research. Requirements: Ph.D. in the Humanities or Social Sciences with a knowledge of liberty and freedom from any academic discipline. Preferred candidates will be proficient with social media. The ideal candidate will have research interests connected to the Scottish Enlightenment or history of capitalism. Possibility of a second year contingent on funding and performance.

 

Post Doctoral Position: Economics
STARTING DATE:
August 15, 2013

One year postdoctoral position in economics in the Liberal and Integrative Studies Department at the University of Illinois at Springfield, beginning Fall 2013. Duties include teaching, student engagement, and formal research. Requirements: Ph.D. in Economics with a knowledge of liberty and freedom from any academic discipline. Preferred candidates will be willing and able to teach business math and statistics. The ideal candidate will have research interests connected to new institutional economics or political economy. Possibility of a second year contingent on funding and performance.


Only electronic submissions will be considered for review. Email a letter of application that addresses the candidate’s desire, and qualifications, for this position, a sample of scholarly work, a current vita, and the names and addresses of two references to:

William Kline
wklin2@uis.edu

Chair, LNT Search Committee (Post-Doc)

Please use the following for the subject header of the email: “RE: Post-Doc Application”

Review of applications will begin on March 21, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.

Located in the state capital, the University of Illinois Springfield is one of three campuses of the University of Illinois. The UIS campus serves approximately 5,100 students in 20 graduate and 23 undergraduate programs. The academic curriculum of the campus emphasizes a strong liberal arts core, an array of professional programs, extensive opportunities in experiential education, and a broad engagement in public affairs issues of the day. The campus offers many
small classes, substantial student-faculty interaction, and a rapidly evolving technology enhanced learning environment. Its diverse student body includes traditional, non-traditional, and international students. Twenty-five percent of majors are in 17 undergraduate and graduate online degree programs and the campus has received several national awards for its implementation of online learning. UIS faculty are committed teachers, active scholars, and professionals in service to society. You are encouraged to visit the university web page at
http://www.uis.edu and the department web page at: http://www.uis.edu/liberalstudies/.

UIS is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to recruitment and retention of a diverse and inclusive campus community. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.