Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Reimagining World Order Research Community at Princeton University

Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Reimagining World Order Research Community at Princeton University

Princeton University, Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS)
NJ 08544
Place of work
United States
From - Until
01.09.2024 -
Connections Redaktion, Leipzig Research Centre Global Dynamics, Universität Leipzig

The Reimagining World Order Research Community (RWO) at Princeton University invites applications for Postdoctoral Research Associate positions for the 2024-2025 academic year. Up to two postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded to exceptional recent PhDs who are researching issues relating to the theory, history, and politics of international order in the fields of history and political science.

Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Reimagining World Order Research Community at Princeton University

Areas of special interest include the rise and decline of international order, the order-building grand strategies of major states, the logic and character of liberal international order, and non-Western conceptions of world order. Appointments will be for one academic year with the possibility of renewal for a second year based on performance and availability of funding. The appointment will be made through the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS). Applicants must demonstrate outstanding scholarly achievement and excellence in teaching. This position is only open to scholars who earned a PhD after September 1, 2020 and who do not currently hold a tenure-track or permanent academic position.

Responsibilities include co-teaching (one semester-long course in Spring 2025), and actively participating in research, discussions, and scholarly collaborations within the RWO Research Community. In addition, the successful candidate may have the opportunity to advise students in his/her specialty or related areas. When teaching, the successful candidate will carry a secondary teaching rank. Any teaching role is contingent on sufficient course enrollments and the prior approval of the Dean of the Faculty.

In addition to salary and benefits, the program will provide the Fellow with a research fund of $3,000 per year and an office space. Position anticipated start date is 9/1/2024.

Applicants must apply online at The following application items should be uploaded by the applicant:
- Cover letter
- Curriculum vitae
- Dissertation abstract
- Writing sample: one chapter of the dissertation or one published article related to the dissertation topic
- Details of prior courses taught and evaluation results if available
- Document confirming your completion of all requirements for the PhD degree
- Names and email addresses for three references. References will be contacted only for those who advance to the short list of candidates.

For fullest consideration applicants should apply by March 1, 2024. Due to the anticipated volume of applications, only final candidates will be contacted. Further information about the RWO Community can be found at:

Questions about the application process for this position may be directed to Nikki Woolward,

This position is subject to the University's background check policy. The work location for this position is in-person on campus at Princeton University.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Nikki Woolward,
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