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Position overview

Salary range: The salary range for this position is $60,000 - $ $71,952.

Application Window

Open date: May 10, 2023

Next review date: Monday, Jun 12, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Jun 30, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

This postdoctoral scholar would be recruited to assist with a two-year project entitled “The Complete American Constitutionalism,” by faculty members Howard Gillman (UC Irvine), Mark Graber (University of Maryland), and Keith Whittington (Princeton), which is a multi-volume reference series published by Oxford University Press. Primary responsibilities include working with the three co-authors to compile co-author-generated excerpts and commentary for publication, participate in all aspects of manuscript production, and provide ongoing recommendations for the substantive materials to be included as the co-authors complete the series’ volumes.

Beyond assistance with this project, the postdoctoral scholar appointment also creates an environment and provides resources for the ongoing development of the scholar’s research agenda. During the duration of the appointment, it is assumed that 25 hours a week on average will be devoted to supporting the “Complete American Constitutionalism” project and 15 hours a week should be dedicated to the advancement of the scholar’s own work.

Included in the support-structure for the scholar’s work will be opportunities to (a) have an in-residence or meaningful distance experience conducive to creating a scholarly support community, (b) have access to a budget that supports certain research expenses, (c) have opportunities to teach or lead workshops or colloquia in the scholar’s areas of expertise, and (d) be mentored by the three co-authors.

While the postdoctoral scholar will be required to work with all three co-authors, because this is a UC Irvine position the scholar’s manager/PI will be Professor/Chancellor Howard Gillman.

Departments: School of Law, Department of Political Science, or Department of History

Because the co-authors desire to work with the most highly qualified candidate, this postdoctoral scholar could perform these functions either in-person at the UC Irvine campus or from a distance anywhere in the United States. In both cases the position would include resources to support the scholar’s own professional development, but some options — including opportunities to teach or organize campus-specific activities — will not be available if the candidate seeks to satisfy the conditions of employment without being in residence at the sponsoring campus. Candidates should make it clear in their applications whether they prefer the on-campus option or the work-from-a-distant option, and if the latter, should convey how they believe they can satisfy the obligations of the postdoctoral position without being in residence on the campus.

Applicants must possess a JD or PHD with subject matter experience consistent with the requirements of “The Complete American Constitutionalism” project. In particular, the candidate should have expertise in the history and politics of American constitutional development.

The starting salary for this position is $60,000 - $ $71,952 based on experience level. Please see: .

The position also includes a wide range of benefits which can be found at

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must apply at UC Irvine’s recruitment site located at:

Document requirements include:
Cover letter: Please specify how your training qualifies you to assistant with “The Complete American Constitutionalism” project

Curriculum Vitae: Your most recently updated CV

Statement of Research: Describe your area of research interests and include links to your relevant publications (if available).

Inclusive Excellence Activities Statement: Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to inclusive excellence will advance UCI’s commitment to inclusive excellence.

3-5 required (contact information only)

More information about this recruitment::
Chancellor Howard Gillman, Ph.D.
Office of the Chancellor
510 Aldrich Hall
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697-1900


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Campus Information

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs – With Updated Interim Amendments. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine Primary Series or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, Religious Objection, and/or Deferral based on pregnancy or recent COVID-19 diagnosis and/or treatment) no later than the applicable deadline. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of receiving the most recent CDC-recommended COVID-19 booster or properly decline such booster no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Exhibit 2, Section II.C. of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Attachment for applicable deadlines. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of being up-to-date on seasonal influenza vaccination or properly decline such vaccination no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program Attachment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

In-person at the University of California Irvine campus or from a distance anywhere in the United States