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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance (NCGG)

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Princeton University

NIEHAUS POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM IN REGIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY 2019-2020 The Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance (NCGG) at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs invite applications for a postdoctoral or more senior research associate position from individuals with a Ph.D. degree or who expect to receive a Ph.D. degree by September 1, 2019 for the Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in regional political economy for the 2019-2020 academic year. This fellows program is targeted at developing a generation of scholars able to analyze and make policy recommendations about the regional political economy in the Middle East, East, South, or Southeast Asia, Africa and Latin America. The Center invites candidates with a background in economics, political science, contemporary history, sociology, law, business, and other disciplines bearing on the study of markets, politics, and economic development, focusing on the regions of the Middle East, East, South, or Southeast Asia, Africa and Latin America to apply. Scholarly work should explore the ways in which the politics within and between a set of countries intersect with natural resource endowments, market conditions, technological and physical infrastructure, and cultural biases to explain existing patterns of economic development and to promote higher levels of development more effectively. Selected candidates will be required to be in residence for the duration of the fellowship (September 1, 2019 - July 1, 2020). Application Deadline - Applicants should apply by Monday, December 3, 2018, for full consideration, however; posting will remain open until filled. Application Process - All candidates must use the online application process to submit materials at: https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/8571. Applicants are required to hold a Ph.D. or expect to receive a Ph.D. degree by September 1, 2019 in one of the above mentioned disciplines. To apply, please provide the following: *Cover letter explaining the candidate's scholarly career, prospective or actual doctoral defense date, and academic interests; *Current curriculum vitae including publications; *2,000-word description of the proposed research project, including its specific objectives, importance, and research design; *One writing sample (limit of 100 pages); *Contact information for three references, who will be asked to comment specifically on the applicant's qualifications for the proposed research project. Referees will be contacted directly by email with instructions for submitting a confidential recommendation on your behalf. Letters of reference are to be submitted by the end of business day on Thursday, December 6, 2018. Complete your application well before the deadline so that references can be submitted in a timely manner. Salary - Rank and salary will be contingent on qualifications. NCGG Fellows will receive applicable Princeton University benefits, a taxable moving allowance, and a $5,000 research fund. Successful applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application in February 2019. This position is subject to the University's background check policy. For more information about the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance fellowship program, please contact Patricia Trinity, Assistant Director at [email protected]

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Posted: 11/7/2018
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