Post Doc Job at Princeton

The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University invites applications for a postdoctoral research associate appointment. A doctorate in Economics, History, Politics, Public Policy, Social Policy, Sociology, or related discipline is required. A focus on race, ethnicity, religion, gender, or other identity-based research and the interaction with policy issues is highly preferred.  The ideal candidate is an individual who enjoys teaching in addition to research, and in particular enjoys cross-disciplinary engagement. 

In addition to carrying out his or her own research, the appointee will help run a new spring semester course to be offered to masters students, called “Power, Identity, and Policy” that is anticipated to enroll 30 to 40 students. Tasks involve working in conjunction with two faculty members to: 1) create policy modules and group assignments for the course; 2) develop readings; 3) develop a potential class trip; 4) serve as a resource for students during the spring semester, for example by providing ongoing feedback to written work and office hours. Any teaching is contingent on sufficient enrollments and must be approved by the Dean of the Faculty. When teaching, the successful candidate will hold the additional rank of Lecturer. 

Postdoctoral Research Associates are expected to participate actively in the intellectual activities of Princeton University. Applicants must apply online here: and submit a cover letter, CV and contact information for two recommendations, one of which should be from the principal advisor of the doctorate or post-doctorate program. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. A competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and excellent benefits will be offered. Appointment is for one year with the possibility for extension pending satisfactory performance and continued funding. This position is subject to the university's background check policy.

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.