NCGG fellows program

The Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance (NCGG) at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs seeks up to six visitors for the 2017-2018 academic year Visiting Fellowship Program. NCGG will award one-year research positions to eligible, talented postdoctoral or more senior scholars. These awards are designed to promote basic research in the broad areas of international and comparative political economy, international organization and global governance, and globalization. Research on the causes and consequences of globalization, the political economy of foreign trade, monetary and regulatory policies, the sources of international cooperation at the global and regional level, the domestic and international politics of economic development, the political economy of human security issues, the evolution and impact of international institutions, and the politics of international law and human rights policies is of relevance.

Outstanding scholars anywhere in the world are eligible to apply. The Center invites candidates with a background in political science, economics, modern history, sociology, anthropology, law, business, and other disciplines bearing on the study of globalization to apply. Preference will be given to recent recipients of a doctoral degree. Selected candidates will be required to be in residence for the duration of the fellowship (September 1, 2017 - July 1, 2018).

Application Deadline – December 9, 2016, 11:59p.m. EST

Application Process – All candidates must use the online application process to submit materials and apply online at: http://jobs.princeton.edu. Search for requisition no. 1600791.

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 business day on Friday, December 9, 2016. Complete your application well before the deadline so that references can be submitted in a timely manner.

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

  • Statement indicating if a sabbatical leave is available;
  • Home institution policy with regard to sabbatical pay;
  • History of ‘sabbatical leaves’ over the past seven years;
  • A confidential statement indicating salary for the current academic year (September 2016 - July 1, 2017).

These materials should be submitted online by Friday, December 9, 2016, 11:59p.m. EST. 

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.

Successful applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application in March 2017. 

For more information about the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance fellowship program, please contact Patricia Trinity, Assistant Director at ptrinity@princeton.edu.

Princeton University is an equal opportunity 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.  This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.