Postdoctoral Research Associate

Connecticut, United States
24 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
30 Nov 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Full Time

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 at 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.