Postdoctoral/Sabbatical Fellow

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Postdoctoral/Sabbatical Fellow
Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Posting Number : S01600

Position Summary:
CNS anticipates that this Postdoctoral/Sabbatical Fellow will focus on nuclear nonproliferation and arms control s they pertain to China. During their year in residence with CNS, the fellow will be expected to: 1) Publish a significant work in the field of nonproliferation and arms control. 2) Participate in the general research activities of the Center. 3) Present CNS seminars in their area of specialization. This is a term-limited, full-time, position. Duration of the position is between 9 to 15 months. The individual selected for the position is expected to begin work no later than July 1,2022. Applications received by January 15, 2022, will receive priority screening, but later applications will also be considered. It is anticipated that the individual selected for the position will work at either the CNS-DC or CNS Monterey office although remote work within the United States may be possible given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Essential Functions:
• Conduct research projects on arms control and nonproliferation topics; prepare a substantial manuscript for publication. • Publish articles and op-eds on arms control and nonproliferation issues. • Give lectures on arms control and nonproliferation topics to CNS visiting fellows, interns, and others. • Assist with ongoing Center-wide projects.

General Responsibilities:
• Present research results at conferences and workshops.
• Perform other related duties as requested.

• Ph.D. must be in hand before arrival to receive a post-doctoral position. However, a pre-doctoral fellowship for advanced Ph.D. students will also be considered.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• The candidate should have a demonstrated subject matter expertise related to Chinese arms control and security issues. Reading proficiency in Mandarin Chinese is required.
•Excellent English writing and communication skills.

The candidate should have demonstrated policy or research experience related to Chinese arms control and security issues.

Physical Demands:
The Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey maintains a smoke-free workplace and complies with the Federal Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act and Drug-Free Workplace Act. Position requires light to moderate physical effort and the ability to work at a computer keyboard for extended periods of time.

Close Date:

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Covid-19 vaccination is a condition of employment. For more information:

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Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, a graduate school of Middlebury College, provides international professional education in areas of critical importance to a rapidly changing global community, including international policy and management, translation and interpretation, language teaching, sustainable development, and non-proliferation. We prepare students from all over the world to make a meaningful impact in their chosen fields through degree programs characterized by immersive and collaborative learning, and opportunities to acquire and apply practical professional skills. Our students are emerging leaders capable of bridging cultural, organizational, and language divides to produce sustainable, equitable solutions to a variety of global challenges.

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