Princeton University, Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies
Postdoctoral Research Associate
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The Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) invites applications for one postdoctoral research associate position for the 2015–16 academic year (10 months), beginning September 1, 2015. The fellowship is open to scholars who would be in residence for 10 months and would participate in the activities of the Mellon Foundation–funded Sawyer Seminar on the theme “World Empires and Global Regimes.” The seminar consists of a multidisciplinary group of Princeton faculty and graduate students, which aims to advance the scholarly study of global history and the role of empires in the creation and dismantling of international orders. We are interested in particular in the creation and dissemination of norms, understandings of legitimacy and order, as well as their frailties and instabilities. The period included runs from around 1400 to the present. We are open to all disciplines in the humanities and social sciences as well as all regions.
For more information on the research community and its activities, see the PIIRS website at http://www.princeton.edu/piirs/research-communities/piirs-empires-research-co/.
The postdoctoral research associate would be expected to participate regularly in the activities of the seminar and to be engaged in research and writing on a topic related to the seminar’s broader theme. Salaries for the postdoctoral research associate will depend on the number of years beyond the Ph.D., not to exceed three. This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.
To apply for a postdoctoral position, please link to https://jobs.princeton.edu, position requisition number 1400663. Applications should include:
- A cover letter;
- A statement of research plans and their relation to the seminar’s theme;
- A current curriculum vitae;
- Names and email addresses of two persons who can provide confidential letters of recommendation; and
- One writing sample (article- or chapter-length).
Application deadline: December 15, 2014.
Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
World History / Studies