Visiting Research Scholar at the Center for the Study of Democratic Politics
Princeton University's Center for the Study of Democratic Politics (CSDP) seeks visiting scholars for the 2023-2024 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 Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, and the Department of Politics. 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. Our hope is that CSDP fellows will collaborate with our faculty or students on projects of mutual interest in addition to developing their independent research agendas on related topics.
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 2022 - July 1, 2023) 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, 2023 - July 1, 2024).
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 2023-2024 academic year, and statement of the home institution's leave policy. A cover letter is optional. Applicants for this Visiting Research Scholar position for 2023-2024 should apply to https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/27586. The deadline for receipt of complete applications is Thursday, December 1, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
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