Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance - Postdoctoral Research Associate

Princeton University, Princeton
Rank and salary will be contingent on qualifications.
Jul 01, 2024
Sep 29, 2024
Position Type
Fellowship, Postdoctoral
Work Mode
Full Time
Employment Sector

The Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance (NCGG) at Princeton University's School of Public and International Affairs invites applications for postdoctoral research associates from individuals with a Ph.D. degree or who expect to receive a Ph.D. degree by July 1, 2025, for the 2025-2026 academic year. These awards are designed to promote basic research in the broad areas of international and comparative political economy, international organization and global governance, and globalization. Research on the causes and consequences of globalization, the political economy of foreign trade, monetary and regulatory policies, the sources of international cooperation at the global and regional level, the domestic and international politics of economic development, the political economy of human security issues, the evolution and impact of international institutions, and the politics of international law and human rights policies are of relevance. Outstanding scholars anywhere in the world are eligible to apply. NCGG invites candidates with a background in political science, economics, modern history, sociology, anthropology, law, business, and other disciplines bearing on the study of globalization to apply. Selected candidates will be required to be in residence in Princeton or the local vicinity, or demonstrate to the program's satisfaction the ability to be on campus on a daily basis and on short notice in order to fulfill responsibilities relating to in-person participation, office hours, and related activities for the duration of the fellowship (July 1, 2025- July 1, 2026). Appointments are for one year.

Application Deadline - Applicants should apply by Tuesday, October 1, 2024 (11:59 pm EST) for full consideration; however, posting will remain open until filled.

Application Process - All candidates must use the online application process to submit materials at:

Applicants are required to hold a Ph.D. or expect to receive a Ph.D. degree by July 1, 2025, in one of the above-mentioned disciplines. To apply, please provide the following:

*Cover letter explaining the candidate's scholarly career, prospective or actual doctoral defense date, and academic interests;

*Current curriculum vitae, including publications;

*2,000-word description of the proposed research project, including its specific objectives, importance, and research design;

*One writing sample (limit of 50 pages);

*Contact information for three references, who will be asked to comment specifically on the applicant's qualifications for the proposed research project. Referees will be contacted directly by email with instructions for submitting a confidential recommendation on your behalf. Letters of reference are to be submitted by the end of business day on Saturday, October 5, 2024. Complete your application well before the deadline so that references can be submitted on time.

Salary - Rank and salary will be contingent on qualifications. NCGG Fellows will receive applicable Princeton University benefits, a taxable moving allowance, and a $5,000 research fund. This is a one-year appointment.

Successful applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application in December 2024. This position is subject to the University's background check policy.  The work location for this position is in-person on campus at Princeton University.

For more information about the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance fellowship program, please contact Jennifer Bolton, Assistant Director, at

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