Princeton University, Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||New Jersey, United States|
|Position:||Post-Doctoral Fellow, Visiting Scholar|
The Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) invites applications for 3 to 4 visiting fellowships for the 2013–14 academic year (10 months), beginning September 1, 2013. The fellowships are open to scholars who would be in residence for 5 or 10 months and would participate in the activities of the PIIRS research community on the theme of “Empires: Domination, Collaboration, and Resistance.” The research community, which consists of a multidisciplinary group of Princeton faculty and graduate students, aims to advance the scholarly study of empires, including land empires, overseas colonial empires, informal empires, or hegemonic inter-state relations. Among the themes of interest are: motives of expansion; mechanisms of rule (including collaboration among core and peripheral elites); resistance to empire builders (leading to repression, accommodation, or modification of ruling strategies); the role of subaltern actors; and the costs and benefits of empires at both the core and the periphery.
Visiting scholars would be expected to participate regularly in the activities of the research community and to be engaged in research and writing on a topic related to the research community’s broader theme. Depending on a scholar’s research and teaching interests, there may be an opportunity to teach an undergraduate and/or graduate course, subject to the approval of the Dean of the Faculty. We seek a mix of disciplines and levels of seniority.These positions would be particularly suitable for a scholar on sabbatical leave from his/her home institution or for a postdoctoral research associate. For a scholar on leave, the fellowship may provide up to one-half of the scholar’s academic year salary (depending on the successful candidate’s salary, and subject to a cap that will be determined). Salaries for postdoctoral research associates will depend on the number of years beyond the Ph.D, not to exceed three.
To apply for a postdoctoral position, please link to https://jobs.princeton.edu,position requisition number 1200407; to apply for a visiting scholar position please link to https://jobs.princeton.edu, position requisition number 1200408. Applications should include:
(1) A cover letter; (2) For scholars on sabbatical leave, an indication of and justification for the level of support requested; (3) A statement of research plans and their relation to the research community’s theme; (4) A current curriculum vitae; (5) Names and email addresses of two persons who can provide confidential letters of recommendation; and (6) One writing sample (article- or chapter-length).
Application deadline: January 15, 2013.
Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations
Jayne Bialkowski (firstname.lastname@example.org)
|Primary Category:||Social Sciences