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Postdoctoral Scholar, Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC)

Position overview

Position title: Postdoctoral Scholar Employee
Salary range: Commensurate with Experience

Application Window

Open date: May 20th, 2021

Last review date: Friday, Jun 11, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Wednesday, Jun 30, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The UC Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC) invites applications for a one-year Postdoctoral Research Employee position in the area of Regional Security. Preference will be given to candidates with extensive expertise in studying regional security focused on the African context.

In addition to carrying out their own research, the appointee will work on the IGCC project on The Rise of Authoritarian International Organizations under the supervision of Professor Stephan Haggard at IGCC.

Postdoctoral responsibilities will primarily include:

  1. Researching and writing on the rise of authoritarian international organizations and their activities.
  2. Examining the effects of these organizations on the prospects for democratic rule.
  3. Surveying authoritarian regional organizations and the development of their activities over time.
  4. Researching and writing about prominent organizations headquartered in Africa that include Middle East members.
  5. Attending book conferences, workshops, and other relevant activities.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

    Applicants are required to hold a Ph.D. or received a Ph.D. degree in Political Science by the start of appointment.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • Writing Sample - No word limit.

  • Misc/Additional (Optional)

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Campus Information

The University of California, San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, covered veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Job location

La Jolla, CA