Postdoc Research Associate

Princeton University in New Jersey

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted May 14, 2014
Type Post-doc
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University invites applications for a postdoctoral or more senior research appointment in the broad field of political science and public policy.

In addition to carrying out his or her own research, the appointee will help run the fall-semester course in "The Politics of Public Policy" that teaches 65-70 first-year master's students the core lessons of political science for public policy analysis.

Tasks involve working in conjunction with two faculty members to: 1) select and organize background materials for case analyses; 2) manage the course's Blackboard site; 3) grade policy memos; 4) participate in leading a weekly discussion section; and 5) design and coordinate a two-week policy simulation exercise. Any teaching is contingent on sufficient enrollments and must be approved by the Dean of the Faculty.

Applicants must apply online at, requisition number 1400283 and submit a cover letter, CV and contact information for two recommendations, one of which should be from the principal advisor of the doctorate program. Review of applications will begin on June 13, 2014 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.  


Completed doctorate in American Politics or Public Policy is required.  


A focus on race, gender and/or ethnicity, along with policy-relevant experience is highly preferable.


Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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