Visiting Research Chair in Policy Studies at the University of Texas at Austin
US$25,000 for 4 months
September or January
Fulbright Canada Program Officer (Scholars)
Resident in the Department of Government (Political Science) at the University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin), the Fulbright Visiting Research Chair will have the opportunity to engage in research with departmental faculty as well as present guest lectures, possibly team teach, and generally engage the campus community.
With over fifty full time faculty, the department is particularly strong in the fields of public policy, American politics, and comparative politics. The chair holder may also interact with the faculty and programs of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, the School of Law, the Population Research Center, and the departments in the College of Liberal Arts (such as Sociology and Geography). The flagship of the University of Texas System, UT Austin is a major research university home to more than 50,000 students, 2,900 faculty and 21,000 staff members. Founded in 1883, UT Austin is one of the largest and most respected universities in the United States. Additionally, the campus is home to many cultural treasures, such as the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, the LBJ Library and Museum, the Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, the Benson Latin American Collection, and the Texas Memorial Museum. Nestled among the rolling hills and lakes of Central Texas, Austin is the seat of state government, a high technology center, and an entertainment complex that includes the best of live music, the arts and all the fun of the great outdoors.
Specializations: Policy issues with a comparative U.S.-Canadian dimension at either the national or state-provincial levels.
Applicants are encouraged to identify their primary and alternate choices on the application. Formal letters of invitation should not be sought; however, applicants are encouraged to contact the institution to discuss research interests.