2020-2021 Russian Politics Postdoctoral Fellowship Deadline Extended to October 15, 2019. New Start Date and Terms.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Deadline Extended to October 15!

The Harriman Institute of Columbia University invites applications for a Russian Politics postdoctoral fellowship. This fellowship is open to scholars conducting research in Russian politics. The fellowship will cover an 18-month period beginning January 1, 2020, and comes with an annual salary of $51,376 (plus benefits). This postdoctoral fellowship is provisional and contingent upon the Harriman Institute’s receipt of a grant. 

Requirements

The Russian Politics Postdoctoral Fellow is responsible for developing and coordinating the policy seminars(Spring 2020 and AY 2020-2021) with Professors Timothy Frye, Joshua Tucker (NYU), Elise Giuliano, and Alexander Cooley. The Fellow is required to be in residence in the New York City area.

Eligibility

We encourage applications from Social Science disciplines. The applicant’s research must focus on Russian politics. 

Fellowships are open to junior scholars who have received a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline from June 30, 2017, to December 31, 2019, and do not hold a tenure-track position. 

Recipients must complete all Ph.D. requirements (dissertation defended and deposited) by December 1, 2019. 

Application Process

The following materials are required of all applicants:

  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • Research proposal: 2-3 page statement describing the research project you would pursue at Columbia University if awarded a fellowship, indicating its relation (if any) to your doctoral dissertation.
  • Writing sample, such as an article or dissertation chapter.
  • Letters of recommendation: 2 letters of reference that include an evaluation of your research.
  • Previous Education: Indicate on your curriculum vitae each college and university you have attended with the inclusive dates. 

All application materials (including letters of reference) must be received by the Harriman Institute on or before October 15, 2019. Candidates may be invited for a phone/Skype interview. All evaluations made in connection with applications received are confidential.

Awards will be announced by November 7, 2019. 

Please send completed application materials by email in a single PDF file to Xan Faber: xlf2101@columbia.edu. Letters of recommendation should be sent separately by the referees to Ms. Faber by that deadline. For questions, please contact Xan Faber at 212-854-6219.

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