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Scholar-in-Residence (EXPIRED)

Stephenson Institute for Classical Liberalism, Wabash College

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS Open
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 2
Location Crawfordsville, Indiana, United States
Start date July 1, 2023
Job description

Wabash College, a liberal arts college for men located in Crawfordsville, Indiana, seeks applicants for a Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence and Post-doctoral and/or Scholar-in-Residence to be housed in the Stephenson Institute for Classical Liberalism.

The Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence is a senior level academic residential fellowship that supports full-time research and publication. The duration of the appointment is for one-semester or one full academic year.  

The Post-doctoral and/or Scholar-in-Residencies are residential fellowships that support full-time research and publication efforts. The duration of the appointment is one academic year with the possibility of renewal for a second-year term.

The disciplinary field, project design, and research approach are open. Successful applicants will have an interest in engaging with our students and participating in the intellectual life of the College and Institute during the fellowship, and will propose a project that contributes to one or more of the subject areas and research topics of particular interest to the Stephenson Institute’s mission:

  • The institutional and cultural conditions of individual rights and legal equality
  • Free inquiry, free expression, free speech, and the market-place of ideas
  • The relationship(s) between market economies and government intervention
  • The role of personal responsibility in a free society
  • Comparative and historical investigations of differing property rights regimes
  • Comparative political economy and comparative political philosophy

Applicants are invited in their proposals to offer other ideas for how they might contribute to the Institute’s programming and areas of student engagement. While the primary focus of the position is research, the Scholar-in-Residence will also contribute to campus conversations via participation in Institute programming. There are no formal teaching expectations but candidates who desire to teach a course should indicate that interest in their materials. A teaching placement is at the discretion of the relevant academic department.

Preferred start date is July 1, 2023. This position provides salary, benefits, office space, relocation costs, and a fund to support research, travel, and related needs. Salary will be commensurate with relevant experience and academic field.

About Wabash College and the Stephenson Institute

Wabash College is a private, independent, residential four-year liberal arts college for men located in Crawfordsville, Indiana.  Founded in 1832, its mission is to “educate men to think critically, act responsibly, lead effectively, and live humanely.” Our 65-acre wooded campus is located 50 miles west of Indianapolis and three hours from Chicago.

Established in 2021, the Stephenson Institute for Classical Liberalism is a non-partisan academic research center. We provide teaching, learning, and research opportunities for motivated students and faculty at Wabash College and beyond whom share an interest in the operations and implications of a free society.

Wabash College is home to the Malcolm X Institute of Black Studies, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2020.  Approximately 25% of our students are federal Pell Grant recipients, 30% are first-generation college students, and 20% identify as domestic students of color.  Wabash is a member of the USC Race and Equity Center’s Liberal Arts Colleges Racial Equity Leadership Alliance, a top-60 Liberal Arts College according to U.S. News, and a member of Colleges That Change Lives.  Many students, staff, and faculty find the close-knit community of the residential college one of the most rewarding aspects of their time here.


Applicants should have a terminal degree in their academic field, and be no further than four years since completion of a Ph.D. To apply, go to www.wabash.edu/employment, select the relevant position, and click the “Apply Now” button. The application dossier should consist of:

  1. A cover letter describing interest in the position and interest in the stated mission and topic areas of the Stephenson Institute for Classical Liberalism;
  2. A curriculum vitae;
  3. A proposal for the research project to be conducted in residence; and
  4. Email addresses for two individuals who will submit letters of reference that address the scholar’s contributions to the field.

Inquiries about the positions should be addressed to Daniel J. D’Amico, director of the Stephenson Institute for Classical Liberalism, at [email protected]. Review of applications will begin on November 30, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

Wabash College, a liberal arts college for men, seeks faculty and staff who are committed to providing quality engagement with students, high levels of academic challenge and support, and meaningful experiences that prepare students for life and leadership among diverse populations around the globe. Wabash is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from persons of all backgrounds.

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://www.wabash.edu/employment/
Hard deadline November 30, 2022, 11:59pm EST
Web address for more information https://www.wabash.edu/employment/
Contact name Dr. Daniel D'Amico
Contact email
Contact phone 765-361-6247
Time created September 26, 2022, 9:23pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date November 30, 2022, 11:59pm EST
Expired on December 2, 2022, 12:46am EST
Last updated February 1, 2023, 3:00pm UTC
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