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Visiting Fellowships

The Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies invites applications for visiting positions for the academic year 2016–17. Application for a visiting position may be made through Princeton’s online job portal, “Jobs at Princeton,” by selecting “search open positions” and entering the requisition number listed in the relevant position description below.

Fung Global Fellows Program 2016–17, six positions

Requisition number 1500413
Application deadline: November 1, 2015 (Now closed)

World Politics Visiting Scholar 2016–17, 1 position

Requisition number 1500534
Application deadline: December 1, 2015

The position is sponsored by the Institute’s scholarly journal World Politics and is intended to foster research and writing suitable for publication in the journal. Applicants should be engaged in cutting-edge empirical or theoretical work in the fields of comparative politics or international relations and preferably hold an ongoing position at a university or research institution. This position is ideally meant for a scholar on sabbatical leave from her/his home institution; depending on the successful candidate’s salary, the fellowship could provide up to one-half of the scholar’s academic year salary, subject to a cap that will be determined. Visiting scholars are expected to be in residence at PIIRS for the entire academic year.

Applications must include:

  1. a cover letter with an indication of (and justification for) the level of support requested;
  2. a brief statement of research plans;
  3. a current curriculum vitae;
  4. names and email addresses of two persons who can provide confidential letters of recommendation (to be included in cover letter); and
  5. one writing sample (article- or chapter-length).

Further questions about this position may be directed to Beate Witzler at bwitzler@princeton.edu

PIIRS Visiting Fellowships 2016-17, 3–4 positions

Requisition number 1500532.
Application deadline: December 15, 2015

The 10-month fellowships (beginning September 1, 2016) are open to outstanding scholars in the social sciences or humanities engaged in research on an issue of global importance from an international, comparative, societal, or cultural perspective.  Visiting scholars are expected to be in residence at PIIRS for the entire academic year and to participate actively in a PIIRS regional studies program, research community, or research initiative. For more information on PIIRS regional studies programs, research communities, and research initiatives, see the PIIRS website at http://www.princeton.edu/piirs/.

These positions are aimed specifically at scholars on sabbatical leave from their home institutions. The fellowship can 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.

Applications should include:

  1. A cover letter (please indicate current salary and the amount of support requested from PIIRS);
  2. A statement of research plans and their relation to PIIRS regional studies programs, research communities, or research initiatives (max. 5 pages);
  3. A current curriculum vitae;
  4. Names and email addresses of two persons who can provide confidential letters of recommendation (to be included in cover letter); and
  5. One writing sample (article- or chapter-length).

Questions about the application process for these positions may be directed to Beate Witzler at bwitzler@princeton.edu.

Center on Contemporary China, 2016–17, one position

Requisition number: 1500749
Application deadline: December 18, 2015

Please visit the Center’s website at http://ccc.princeton.edu/fellowships for a full description of the position, application guidelines, and other essential details.

Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.