Postdoctoral Research Associate, Hellenic Studies and the School of Public and International Affairs

Princeton University Faculty
Princeton, NJ
Closing date
Dec 6, 2023

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Student / PhD Candidate
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Application for Postdoctoral Research Associate, Hellenic Studies and the School of Public and International Affairs

The Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies and the School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University invite applications for the Paul Sarbanes '54 postdoctoral position on contemporary Greek politics, society, policy, or current affairs, to support a highly promising early-career scholar who is trained in international studies, public policy, or a related academic discipline, such as politics, economics, law, public administration, contemporary history, or sociology, with a research focus on Greece in the world today, including the European Union and/or other regional context(s), such as the Eastern Mediterranean, Southeastern Europe, Cyprus, or transatlantic relations. Scholars working on policy-related issues will be considered, particularly if their approach is comparative and/or crosses regions and fields. There may be an opportunity for possible affiliation with the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination and/or the European Union Program at Princeton. The appointment is expected to start on September 1, 2024 through June 30, 2025, with the possibility of renewal for a second full year (12 months), contingent upon funding, satisfactory performance, and University approval. Candidates must have completed all requirements for the doctoral degree by the start date. Candidates are expected to have less than three years post-Ph.D. work experience by the start date. The minimum monthly salary will be $5,416.67 (gross) for the first year. Candidates may apply for reimbursement (up to $3,000 per academic year) for research-related expenses. The successful applicant will be appointed as Paul Sarbanes '54 postdoctoral research associate (PDRA) through either the Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies or the School of Public and International Affairs, with a formal affiliation to the second department. Candidates may have the possibility of spending up to three weeks at the Princeton Athens Center, conducting research during the summer (June/July) and/or Princeton's winter session. Travel grants will be available via application. If awarded, the grant will cover reasonable expenses and lodging during the time at the Princeton Athens Center. Candidates must apply online at and submit (1) a cover letter with title and summary (200 words) of proposed research project; (2) research proposal (five pages; 2,000 words), including a detailed description of project, timetable, explicit goals, selected bibliography, and the reason it is proposed to be pursued at Princeton; (3) curriculum vitae with list of publications; (4) sample chapter (in English) of dissertation or other recent work; (5) names and contact information of three referees from individuals who are not current members of the Princeton University faculty; (6) a scanned copy of their doctoral degree or a letter from a dean or registrar-level officer on department letterhead confirming the date of completion of all the requirements for the doctoral degree; (7) all non-US citizens and non-US permanent residents are required to provide TOEFL results or a letter from their department head on department letterhead confirming certification of language proficiency in English. With the exception of official transcripts, all submitted documents must be in English. DEADLINE: All materials submitted by applicants must be received by 11:59 p.m. EST on January 3, 2024. Awards will be announced in early March 2024. This position is subject to the University's background check policy. The work location for this position is in-person on campus at Princeton University. For the full posting with all relevant details visit:

Requisition No: D-24-HLS-00002

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