Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunities
Experimental Political Research Post-Doc
Political Behavior Research Group (PolBeRG) at the Central European University (CEU) seeks a one-year experimental political research post-doc.
Applicant should have a strong experimental political research agenda in subfields such as, but not limited to, political behavior, political psychology, political communication, public opinion, electoral and legislative politics. Successful candidate will advise experiments of PolBeRG affiliates, will be expected to apply for grants to fund such projects.
The application package should contain a SINGLE PDF including the application letter (1200 words max), CV, Contact information of four references (including e-mail, phone number, mailing address, and description of relationship to the candidate), unofficial transcripts (for now), diploma or letter from supervisor verifying that a defense is scheduled for a date prior to the start of the position, and two writing samples (one can be co-authored). Application should highlight the candidate’s training and research relevant to both experimental and political sciences.
Central European University (CEU) is a graduate research-intensive university specializing primarily in the social sciences. It is located in Budapest, and accredited in both the United States and Hungary. CEU’s mission is to promote academic excellence, state-of-the-art research, and civic engagement, in order to contribute to the development of open societies. CEU offers both Master’s and doctoral programs, and enrolls more than 1500 students from nearly 100 countries. The teaching staff consists of more than 140 resident faculty, from over 40 countries, and a large number of prominent visiting scholars from around the world. The language of instruction is English.
PolBeRG is a student run organization within the Department of Political Science that is impressively ranked within Europe and in world wide rankings. PolBeRG has an extensive interdisciplinary network of scholars across Europe, fosters a collaborative research environment and the dissemination of original, multi-method and interdisciplinary behavioral research.
For more information about PolBeRG, please visit: http://polberg.ceu.hu .
With questions please email Levi Littvay: email@example.com
How to apply: Please send your complete application package by June 16, 2013 to: firstname.lastname@example.org - include 2013/014 in the subject. The application deadline is June 16, 2013. Position should start September 1, 2013
Post-Doctoral Scholarship: Center for Global Workers' Right
March 1, 2013 Deadline
Department of Labor Studies & Employment Relations, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. The Department of Labor Studies and Employment Relations at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for the position of Post-Doctoral Scholar with the Center for Global Workers'
Rights. This is a ten month position which begins on August 16, 2013. The Center for Global Workers' Rights comes out of an initiative that began in the fall of 2011 with the goal of promoting scholarly
research and scholarly practitioner exchanges on issues related to workers' rights. It has a broad focus that includes, but is not limited to, sweatshops, precarious work, labor standards, international labor and employment law, and the role of organized labor, government, and non-governmental organizations in addressing these problems. The Post-Doctoral Scholarship Program is designed to provide opportunities for a new generation of scholars engaged in research related to labor rights in a global economy.
Candidates should possess a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline, or a J.D., earned in the last three years, as well as evidence of an emerging research program relevant to the Center's interests. Scholars will receive a salary, benefits, and a research/travel fund to support their work. They will be expected to teach one course each semester in the Department's residential and/or online program and to actively participate in Department activities.
The Department of Labor Studies and Employment Relations is a multidisciplinary department with a large undergraduate program, a strong residential Masters of Science in Human Resources and Employment Relations (HRER), and a fully-online Masters of Professional Studies in HRER. The Department has existing strengths in labor relations, human resources, and international and
comparative employment relations.
Electronic submission of applications is strongly preferred. Send applications consisting of a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a writing sample via the faculty search website www.la.psu.edu/facultysearch/. Three letter writers should send letters of recommendations via email to Lisa Pierson, <mailto:email@example.com>firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are unable to send your application electronically, applications can be mailed to Professor Mark Anner, Director of the Center for Global Workers' Rights, Department of Labor Studies and Employment Relations, 3 Keller Building, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802. If you have additional questions, please contact the Center's Administrative Support Assistant, Lisa Pierson, at 814-865-0751. Applications received by March 1, 2013, will be assured of consideration; however, all applications will be considered until the position is filled.
Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.
Kenyon Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowship in International Studies
Kenyon College seeks applicants for the Kenyon Mellon Post-doctoral Fellowship in International Studies. The post-doctoral program is a one-year teaching fellowship in the humanities or humanistic social sciences for holders of PhD's who come from under-represented and disadvantaged backgrounds. The program seeks to attract recent recipients of doctoral degrees whose research focus is in international fields of study, including comparative or cross-cultural scholarship. The fellowship program places its greater emphasis on the Fellow's teaching while encouraging mentorship of junior faculty, as well as allowing time for research activities. The Fellow will be expected to teach three courses over the term of the year, including one course that incorporates the teaching of writing as practiced in the disciplinary field(s) of the Fellow. Other potential and desirable course offerings include a course on qualitative methods and a class designed for first year students as an introduction to global exploration and engagement.
Kenyon College, located on an idyllic campus in the beautiful village of Gambier (50 miles NE of Columbus), enrolls approximately 1650 students and is ranked in the top tier of national liberal arts colleges. Kenyon prides itself on its reputation as an excellent teaching environment
enriched by small classes, close contact with highly motivated and engaged students and an excellent faculty of dedicated teacher scholars.
For more specific information regarding this fellowship and for application instructions please visit: http://www.kenyon.edu/x61971.xml:. To learn more about Kenyon, visit: www.kenyon.edu.
Review of applications will begin March 1, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.
Kenyon College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the College's policy to evaluate qualified applicants without regard to age, ancestry, disability, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, political belief or activity, or status as
a veteran. Kenyon welcomes diversity and encourages applications from women and minority candidates.
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2013 JSPS-UNU Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme
Applications for the 2013 JSPS-UNU Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme are now open. The Peace and Security section of the United Nations University Institute for Sustainability and Peace (UNU-ISP), located in Tokyo, welcomes applications from highly qualified, young researchers engaged in valuable research on issues related to peace and security.
The Peace and Security section engages in policy-orientated research on topics related to:
international order and justice, human rights; threats to the peace, such as armed conflicts, proliferation of weapons and terrorism; the normative and institutional structure of international relations, especially the UN system; other aspects of human vulnerability and non-traditional security threats in world politics. The JSPS Fellow is expected to undertake their own research on a topic that fits within the themes above. The project should have a clear methodology and set of expected outcomes. Policy orientated research with a regional or global focus is preferred. The Fellow will conduct their research in a supportive and stimulating environment, and is also expected to contribute to the work of the Peace and Security section.
- Citizens of a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan. Japanese nationals are not eligible.
- A PhD degree in international relations, international law, conflict and peace studies, or in the social sciences or humanities more generally.
- Fluency in English is essential.
- Applications from women and candidates originating from developing countries are encouraged.
Fellowships are also available in other research programmes at UNU-ISP and UNU-IAS, located in Yokohama.
A full list of the Research Programmes accepting applications is available here:
The deadline for applications for the 2013 Fellowships is 28 February 2013. Full information about the programme and the application procedure is available here:
For questions specifically related to the Peace and Security research programme, please contact Dr. Christopher Hobson: email@example.com
For any questions relating to the application procedure or conditions of the fellowship, please write to:
Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Pennsylvania
Position: Postdoctoral Researcher East Asia (or Africa), John H. Lauder Institutefor Management and International Studies, University of Pennsylvania
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University of Pennsylvania, The Lauder Institute
Postdoctoral Researcher in East Asia or Africa
Institution Type: College / University
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Position: Post-Doctoral Fellow
Name of Position: Postdoctoral Researcher in East Asia or Africa
Institution: Joseph H. Lauder Institute for Management & International Studies, School of Arts & Sciences and Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Description: This post-doctoral position involves undertaking research, coordinating teams of student-researchers, and teaching a small semester-long seminar. The stipend for the academic year will be $42,000.
Deadline:Applications will be considered beginning February 15, 2013.
Minimum Requirements: (1) Completed PhD or doctorate by the time of appointment. (2) Field open to any social-science discipline, e.g. anthropology, economics, history, political science, or sociology. (3) Empirical research focus on either East Asia (preferably China or Japan), or Africa.
Preferred Qualifications: Fluency in foreign languages.
Documents Required: A brief letter summarizing the applicants qualifications for the position, a current CV, and three letters of recommendation.
Contact Information: Director, Lauder Institute, c/o firstname.lastname@example.org Please submit all files electronically.
Additional Information: The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status or any other legally protected class status in the administration of its admissions, financial aid, educational or athletic programs, or other university-administered programs or in its employment practices. questions or complaints regarding this policy should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, Sansom Place East, 3600 Chestnut Street, Suite 228, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6106; or (215) 898-6993 (VOICE) or(215) 898-7803 (TDD)
Contact: Contact Information: Director, Lauder Institute, c/o email@example.com Please submit all files electronically.
Postdoctoral Fellowship for Transregional Research: Inter-Asian Contexts and Connections
The SSRC is pleased to announce a pilot postdoctoral fellowship program that will support transregional research under the rubric “Inter-Asian Contexts and Connections.” Its purpose is to strengthen the understanding of issues and geographies that don't fit neatly into existing divisions of academia or the world and to develop new approaches, practices, and opportunities in international, regional, and area studies in the United States. Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, these fellowships will help junior scholars (those at the postdoctoral stage, one to seven years out of the PhD) complete first books and/or undertake second projects. In addition to funding research, the program will create networks and shared resources that will support Fellows well beyond the grant period.
The Postdoctoral Fellowship for Transregional Research will thus provide promising scholars important support at critical junctures in their careers. As stressed by SSRC president Craig Calhoun, "Recent PhDs have written brilliant dissertations bringing new excitement to the social sciences and humanities by taking on the intellectual challenges of innovative transregional work. We want to help them complete, consolidate, and expand the work they’ve undertaken.”
The intellectual thrust of the pilot project will be the re-conceptualization of Asia as an interlinked historical and geographic formation stretching from the Middle East through Eurasia, Central Asia, and South Asia to Southeast Asia and East Asia. Proposals submitted for the fellowship competition should bear upon processes that connect places and peoples (such as migration, media, and resource flows) as well as those that reconfigure local and trans-local contexts (such as shifting borders, urbanization, and social movements). The broad focus of the program is intended to advance transregional research as well as to establish structures for linking scholars across disciplines in the arts, the humanities, and the social sciences. Fifteen fellowships will be awarded over the two-year course of the pilot program.
Applications and additional fellowship details are available on the program website at http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/transregional-research-fellowship/
Questions can be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org
About the SSRC
The Social Science Research Council leads innovation, builds interdisciplinary and international networks, and focuses research on important public issues. Independent and not-for-profit, the SSRC pursues its mission by awarding fellowships and grants, convening workshops and conferences, participating in research consortia, sponsoring scholarly exchanges, organizing summer training institutes, and producing print and online publications. With partners around the world, we mobilize existing knowledge for new problems, link research to practice and policy, strengthen individual and institutional capacities for learning, and enhance public access to information. We bring necessary knowledge to public action.