Friday, September 6, 2013

Fellowships: Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies

The Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) invites applications for 5 to 6 visiting fellowships for the 2014–15 academic year (10 months), beginning September 1, 2014. The fellowships are open to scholars who would be in residence for 5 or 10 months and would participate in the activities of the PIIRS research community on the theme of “Global Systemic Risk.” The research community, which consists of a multidisciplinary group of Princeton faculty and graduate students, aims to advance the scholarly study of the fragility and risk resulting from the interdependence of massive global systems. These tangible risks—in systems as diverse as energy exploration and production, electricity transmission, computer networks, healthcare, food and water supplies, transportation networks, commerce, and finance—now threaten global political, economic, and financial systems that affect citizens of every nation. The study of risk has the potential to become one of the most important and influential academic and policy fields, yet has produced very little comprehensive or cohesive scholarship. We welcome applicants with background in any discipline with specific research interests in systemic risk. For more information on the research community and its activities, see the PIIRS website at

Visiting scholars would be expected to participate regularly in the activities of the research community and to be engaged in research and writing on a topic related to the research community’s broader theme. Depending on a scholar’s research and teaching interests, there may be an opportunity to teach an undergraduate and/or graduate course, subject to the approval of the Dean of the Faculty. We seek a mix of disciplines and levels of seniority. These positions would be particularly suitable for a scholar on sabbatical leave from his/her home institution or for a postdoctoral research associate. For a scholar on leave, the fellowship may 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). Salaries for postdoctoral research associates will depend on the number of years beyond the Ph.D., not to exceed three.

To apply for a postdoctoral position, please link to, position requisition number 1300627; to apply for a visiting scholar position please link to, position requisition number 1300625. Applications should include:

(1) A cover letter;
(2) For scholars on sabbatical leave, an indication of and justification for the level of support requested;
(3) A statement of research plans and their relation to the research community’s theme;
(4) A current curriculum vitae;
(5) Names and email addresses of two persons who can provide confidential letters of recommendation; and
(6) One writing sample (article- or chapter-length).

Application deadline: December 13, 2013.

For more information on PIIRS, see Questions about the application process for these positions may be directed to Jayne Bialkowski at

Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations.

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