Position Summary: The Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) invites applications for 2 to 3 postdoctoral research associate positions for the 2014-15 academic year (10 months), beginning September 1, 2014. The fellowships are open to postdoctoral research associates who would be in residence for one year and would participate in the activities of the PIIRS research community on the theme of "Global Systemic Risk." The research community, which consists of a multidisciplinary group of Princeton faculty and graduate students, aims to advance the scholarly study of the fragility and risk resulting from the interdependence of massive global systems. These tangible risks - in systems as diverse as energy exploration and production, electricity transmission, computer networks, healthcare, food and water supplies, transportation networks, commerce, and finance - now threaten global political, economic, and financial systems that affect citizens of every nation. The study of risk has the potential to become one of the most important and influential academic and policy fields, yet has produced very little comprehensive or cohesive scholarship. We welcome applicants with background in any discipline with specific research interests in systemic risk. For more information on the research community and its activities, see the PIIRS website at http://www.princeton.edu/piirs/research/research-communities/.
Postdoctoral research associates would be expected to participate regularly in the activities of the research community and to be engaged in research and writing on a topic related to the research community's broader theme. Depending on a postdoctoral research associate's research and teaching interests, there may be an opportunity to teach an undergraduate course, subject to the approval of the Dean of the Faculty. We seek a mix of disciplines. Salaries for postdoctoral research associates will depend on the number of years beyond the Ph.D., not to exceed three.
Applications should include:
(1) A cover letter;
(2) A statement of research plans and their relation to the research community's theme;
(3) A current curriculum vitae;
(4) Names and email addresses of two persons who can provide confidential letters of recommendation; and
(5) One writing sample (article- or chapter-length).
Application deadline: December 13, 2013.
Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations.
Essential Qualifications: Ph.D.
Education Required: Doctorate Degree
Application Deadline: 12-13-2013