Postdoctoral Research Associate

Princeton, NJ
Sep 15, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Princeton University

The Department of Sociology at Princeton University invites applications for a postdoctoral or more senior research position. The position will be awarded to an emerging scholar who will devote their residency at Princeton to coordinating an international network of scholars working on the sociology of money and writing about the meanings of money and debt in global contexts. With the approval of the Department Chair and the Dean of the Faculty, the fellow may teach a one semester-long undergraduate course. PhD in sociology or relevant discipline required within the past five years but not later than May 2018. This is a one-year term position starting January 1, 2018 with the possibility of renewal based on continued funding and satisfactory performance. A competitive salary will be provided. This position is subject to the University's background check policy. The postdoctoral scholar will also participate with department faculty members and affiliated graduate students in a seminar devoted to the discussion of work in progress. In addition, they will be invited to participate in other programs, including seminars, colloquia, and public lectures and will enjoy access to Firestone Library and to a wide range of activities throughout the University. Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of: -the significance of their proposed research and its relevance to the purposes of the network on the sociology of money; -the quality of their previous research and their ability to benefit from the activities of the department; -the contribution they are likely to make to higher education in the future through teaching and writing about economic sociology in a global, comparative perspective. For full consideration, applicants must apply online at and submit the following materials by October 25, 2017. 1. a curriculum vitae; 2. a scholarly paper written in the past three years; 3. a statement of no more than 1,500 words describing the proposed research project; 4. uploaded contact information for three references (at least one from someone who was not a dissertation supervisor); Incomplete applications will not be considered.