Center for the Study of Democratic Politics Fellowships

Princeton University's Center for the Study of Democratic Politics (CSDP) hosts visiting scholars and/or post-doctoral or more senior research associates each academic year, whose work focuses on empirical research on democratic political processes and institutions.

CSDP fellows pursue research and contribute to the intellectual life of the Center, the Department of Politics, and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. CSDP scholars must be in residence at Princeton during the academic terms, and are expected to participate in the weekly CSDP seminars and related weekly research seminars in the Department of Politics, as well as occasional lectures, conferences, and other events.

CSDP invites applications for Visiting Research Scholars and Postdoctoral Research Associates for the 2019-2020 academic year. The deadline for all applications is November 30, 2018 at 11:59pm EST. 

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate - Applicants for this 2019-2020 postdoctoral research associate position must apply to position req number  D-19-WWS-00017. PhD required.
  • Visiting Research Scholar - CSDP visiting scholar positions are restricted to employed scholars on leave who are expected to return to their position. Applicants for this Visiting Research Scholar position for 2019-2020 should apply to req number D-19-WWS-00016.

Visiting Research Scholars

Princeton University's Center for the Study of Democratic Politics (CSDP) seeks visiting scholars for the 2019-2020 academic year. The Center supports empirical research on democratic political processes and institutions. Applications are welcome from political scientists and scholars in related social science disciplines. CSDP visiting scholar positions are restricted to employed scholars on leave who are expected to return to their position. Each scholar will pursue research and contribute to the intellectual life of the Center, the Department of Politics, and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. CSDP scholars must be in residence at Princeton during the academic terms, and are expected to participate in the weekly CSDP seminars and related weekly research seminars in the Department of Politics, as well as occasional lectures, conferences, and other events. Successful candidates will receive a competitive salary (those who hold faculty appointments at other academic institutions normally receive one-half their academic-year salaries for the appointment period, but this may vary depending on level of support from the home institution), applicable benefits, a taxable moving allowance, and a research allowance.

CSDP has ongoing research projects on Congress and on Economic Inequality in the U.S. and seeks candidates who work in one of these areas, as well as candidates working on other topics in democratic politics. We hope to offer positions to a group of scholars who, together, have diverse research agendas. If you have research interests that fit with one of the ongoing projects, please identify these interests in your research statement/proposal.

Verification of employment and salary will be requested prior to approval by the Dean of the Faculty. In the reference field of the application, please supply the name and email address of your administrator who can provide this verification. PhD or equivalent doctoral degree required. Applicants must apply online and submit a CV, a 3-5 page (double-spaced) statement of research interest/research proposal, a writing sample, a brief statement of anticipated (estimated) salary support from the home institution for the 2019-2020 academic year, and statement of the home institution's leave policy. A cover letter is optional. The deadline for receipt of complete applications is Friday, November 30, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

Postdoctoral Research Associates

Princeton University's Center for the Study of Democratic Politics (CSDP) seeks postdoctoral or more senior research associates for the ten-month 2019-2020 academic year. The Center supports empirical research on democratic political processes and institutions. PhD required.

Each research associate will pursue research and contribute to the intellectual life of the Center, the Department of Politics, and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. CSDP scholars must be in residence at Princeton during the academic terms, and are expected to participate in the weekly CSDP seminars and related weekly research seminars in the Department of Politics, as well as occasional lectures, conferences, and other events. Successful candidates will receive a competitive salary and applicable Princeton University benefits in accordance with university guidelines, a taxable moving allowance, and a research allowance.

CSDP has ongoing research projects on Congress and on Economic Inequality in the U.S. and seeks candidates who work in one of these areas, as well as candidates working on other topics in democratic politics. We hope to offer positions to a group of scholars who, together, have diverse research agendas. If you have research interests that fit with one of the ongoing projects, please identify these interests in your research statement/proposal.

Applicants must apply online and submit a CV, a 3-5 page (double-spaced) statement of research interest/research proposal, a writing sample, and the names of two (and not more than two) references. A cover letter is optional.

The deadline for receipt of complete applications is Friday, November 30, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. EST (including letters of recommendation from the two references).

This position is subject to the University's background check policy.

Application date
30 Nov 2018
Duration
1 academic year
Country
America United States Mid-Atlantic
Discipline
Social sciences Business and Administrative Sciences Demography Economics International Relations Political science Sociology
Required post-doc experience: 
between 0 and 99 years
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