Postdoctoral Research Associate, Research Community "Migration: People and Cultures across Borders"

Princeton University in New Jersey

Deadline January 09, 2017
Date Posted October 13, 2016
Type Post-doc
Salary Competitive
Employment Type Full-time

The Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) invites applications for 1 to 2 postdoctoral research associate appointments for the 2017–18 year (12 months), beginning September 1, 2017. Postdoctoral associates would participate in the activities of the PIIRS research community “Migration: People and Cultures across Borders.” The research community, which consists of a multidisciplinary group of Princeton faculty and graduate students, aims to advance the scholarly study of migration as a global, many-faceted phenomenon. The group studies fundamental political, legal and demographic issues (and solutions sought), focusing primarily on contemporary concerns, although historical perspectives are also welcome. Among the themes of interest are migration and the politics of nationhood (including identities, race, gender issues, and borders); statelessness and refugees; language, culture, and the arts. For more information on the research community and its activities, see the PIIRS website at

We seek candidates from a mix of disciplines who would be expected to participate regularly in the activities of the intellectual community and to be engaged in scholarly or creative work on a topic related to the community’s broader theme. Candidates must have completed their doctoral degree by the beginning of the appointment. All postdoctoral positions are subject to the University’s background check policy.

To apply, please link to, position requisition number 1600897.

Applications must include:

  1. A cover letter;
  2. A statement of plans for work and their relation to the community’s theme (under 1,000 words);
  3. A current curriculum vitae;
  4. Names and contact information for two references; and
  5. A representative sample of recent work (under 25 written pages or equivalent in the candidate’s professional medium; for artistic work, links within a PDF preferred). The work sample need not be directly related to the theme of migration.

Application deadline: January 9, 2017 (11:59 PM EST).

For more information on PIIRS, see Questions about the application process for these positions may be directed to Beate Witzler (

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.