Weatherhead Research Cluster on Global Populism Fellowship

Cambridge, Massachusetts (US)
29 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
27 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Weatherhead Research Cluster on Global Populism Fellowship
Faculty of Arts and Sciences 
Weatherhead Center for International Affairs
Position Description

The Weatherhead Research Cluster on Global Populism at Harvard University seeks to foster research on populism from diverse disciplinary perspectives. Bringing together faculty, graduate students, and fellows, the Cluster examines both the determinants of the rise of populist movements and its consequences.

The Global Populism Fellow is appointed for one academic year and is provided time, guidance, office space, and access to Harvard University facilities. The Fellow should be prepared to devote his/her entire time to productive scholarship on topics closely related to the Cluster’s core research themes. The Fellow may be asked to assist in organizing workshops or conferences for the Research Cluster.

More information on the program, including events and affiliated faculty can be found at https://populism.wcfia.harvard.edu/.

Basic Qualifications

The competition for these awards is open only to scholars with a PhD (or comparable professional school degree). If still enrolled in a PhD program at the time of application, Fellows must receive their degree no later than June 2018. While preference will be given to scholars in earlier stages of their careers, all qualified candidates will be considered, regardless of year of degree. The fellowship is residential and Fellows are required to live in the Cambridge/Boston area for the duration of their appointments unless traveling for research purposes for short periods of time.

Additional Qualifications

We expect that candidates will be able to submit samples of independent work (articles, papers, dissertation chapters) in support of their candidacies on request. Candidates are expected to participate in activities of the Research Cluster on Global Populism.

Special Instructions

Application materials include:

  • Cover letter which includes the applicant’s current employment status, and if known, status following Harvard appointment.
  • Curriculum vitae (CV), including a list of publications.
  • Brief (one page) research statement.
  • Contact information for three letters of reference.

Contact Information

Jessica Barnard
Weatherhead Research Cluster on Global Populism
Weatherhead Center for International Affairs
Harvard University
1727 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Contact Email jbarnard@fas.harvard.edu Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Minimum Number of References Required 3 Maximum Number of References Allowed 3 Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please list the title of your research project, as well as a brief description (25 words or less.)

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * If you have recently held another Harvard appointment, please indicate the title(s) and date(s).

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents Required Documents

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Statement of Research

Optional Documents