Johns Hopkins U: Institutions of Democracy Under Stress (USA)

“JobOpen Rank Faculty, Institutions of Democracy Under Stress, Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) Agora Institute, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. Deadline: November 15, 2019, or until filled.

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University seeks faculty (or nominations of faculty) for endowed professorships at the rank of Associate or Full Professor (soon-to-be-tenured Assistant Professors with exceptional records of scholarship can also be considered) in any discipline who focus on the institutional and organizational dimensions of democracy under stress, particularly as related to questions of civic engagement and inclusive discourse. We define these terms broadly and seek scholars from a range of disciplines, including but not limited to scholars who study the dynamics of states; state contexts; political, civic, social, and economic organizations and institutions; social movements; and social networks, as well as their role in shaping, interacting with, constraining, making possible, and challenging the realization of democracy in global contexts or the U.S.

The SNF Agora Institute is a new, $150M multi-disciplinary initiative that integrates research, teaching, and practice to strengthen global democracy by improving and expanding civic engagement and inclusive dialogue, and by supporting inquiry that leads to real-world change. Housed in the university’s Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the SNF Agora Institute at JHU will serve as a leading forum bringing together experts from a range of fields—including but not limited to political science, sociology, history, neuroscience, psychology, philosophy, and ethics. All SNF Agora faculty will be full members in a department at Johns Hopkins University and at the SNF Agora Institute.

NOTE: There are also current openings for faculty in Challenges of Multi-Ethnic Democracy, Race, Inequality and Social Cognition/Political Psychology