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Visiting Fellow in Regional Political Economy, Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance

Niehaus Center for Globalization & Governance
Princeton, New Jersey
Rank and salary contingent on qualifications.
Posted Date
Sep 1, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Labor & Industrial Relations, Political Science & International Relations
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The Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance (NCGG) at Princeton University's School of Public and International Affairs seeks two or more candidates for the Visiting Fellowship Program in Regional Political Economy for the 2023-2024 academic year. This fellows' program aims to develop a 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. 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 mentioned above, are invited 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. Fellows 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 daily and on short notice, to fulfill responsibilities relating to in-person participation for the duration of the fellowship (September 1, 2023 - July 1, 2024).

Application Deadline - Applicants should apply by Monday, December 5, 2022 (11:59 pm EST), for full consideration; however, posting will remain open until filled.

Application Process -All candidates must use the online application process to submit materials at:

Applicants are required to hold a Ph.D. 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 curriculum vitae, including publications; 2,000-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, who will be asked to comment specifically on the applicant's qualifications for the proposed research project. Referees will be contacted directly by email with instructions for submitting a confidential recommendation on your behalf. Letters of reference are to be submitted by the end of the business day (5 pm EST) on Thursday, December 8, 2022. Complete your application well before the deadline so that references can be submitted on time.

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

  • Home institution policy with regard to sabbatical pay; Selected candidates will be asked to either submit a confidential statement indicating their salary for the current academic year (September 2022 - July 1, 2023) or provide written authorization for Princeton to confirm their salary.

Salary - Rank and salary will be contingent on qualifications. NCGG Fellows will receive applicable Princeton University benefits, a taxable moving allowance, and a $5,000 research fund. For more information about the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance fellowship program, please contact Jennifer Bolton, Assistant Director, at

We at the School of Public and International Affairs believe that it is vital to cultivate an environment that embraces and promotes diversity, equity and inclusion — fundamental to the success of our education and research mission.  This commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment and hiring as we actively seek colleagues of exceptional ability who represent a broad range of viewpoints, experiences and value systems, and who share Princeton University's dedication to excellence.

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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