Visiting Research Scholar/Center for the Study of Democratic Politics (CSDP)

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Princeton University

Princeton University's Center for the Study of Democratic Politics (CSDP) seeks visiting scholars for the 2021-2022 academic year. The Center supports empirical research on democratic political processes and institutions. Applications are welcome from political scientists and scholars in related social science disciplines. CSDP visiting scholar positions are restricted to employed scholars on leave who are expected to return to their position. Each scholar will pursue research and contribute to the intellectual life of the Center, the Department of Politics, and the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs. CSDP scholars 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. Visiting scholars from academic institutions often receive up to one-half their academic-year salaries from their home institutions for the appointment period. The amount that Princeton contributes to the scholar's salary is based on the financial support provided by their home institution. Selected candidates will be asked to indicate, or provide written authorization for Princeton to confirm, what percentage of financial support their home institution and other sources are likely to provide during their visit, if any, and to submit a confidential statement indicating salary for the current academic year (September 2020 - July 1, 2021) or provide written authorization for Princeton to confirm their salary. Successful candidates will also receive applicable benefits, a taxable moving allowance, and a research allowance. Selected candidates will be required to be in residence in Princeton or the local vicinity, or demonstrate to the program's satisfaction the ability to be on campus on a daily basis and on short notice in order to fulfill responsibilities relating to in-person participation for the duration of the fellowship (September 1, 2021 - July 1, 2022). Verification of employment will be requested prior to approval by the Dean of the Faculty. PhD or equivalent doctoral degree required. Applicants must apply online and submit a CV, a 3-5 page (double-spaced) statement of research interest/research proposal, a writing sample, a brief statement of anticipated (estimated) salary support from the home institution for the 2021-2022 academic year, and statement of the home institution's leave policy. A cover letter is optional. Applicants for this Visiting Research Scholar position for 2021-2022 should apply online. The deadline for receipt of complete applications is Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

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Posted: 10/10/2020
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