Princeton University Niehaus Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Regional Political Economy, USA

This fellows program is targeted at developing a new 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, 2011-July 1, 2012)

Applicants are required to hold a PhD 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 C.V. including publications;
  • 2000-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.

Candidates who hold positions at academic institutions will also be required to submit :

  • Statement indicating if a sabbatical leave is available
  • Home institution policy with regard to sabbatical pay
  • History of “sabbatical leaves” over the past seven years
  • A confidential statement indicating salary for the current academic year (September 2010-July 1, 2011)

Salary – Rank and salary will be contingent on qualifications. Fellows will receive applicable Princeton University benefits, a moving allowance, and $2,500 research fund.

For more information about the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance fellowship program, please contact :

Patricia Trinity, Assistant Director at ptrinity@princeton.edu.

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