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Postdoctoral Scholar, Technology and International Security (IGCC)

Position overview

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

Application Window

Open September 27, 2022 through Tuesday, Jan 3, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Position description

The University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC), together with the UC-managed National Laboratories: the Center for Global Security Research at the Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and the National Security and International Studies Office at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), are pleased to invite applications for up to six (6) postdoctoral fellowship positions in Technology and International Security.

Technology has always played a central role in international security. Technology shapes the ways states fight during wartime and compete during peacetime. Today, significant advancements in nuclear technology, autonomous weapons, artificial intelligence, remote sensing, cyber technology, hypersonic vehicles, additive manufacturing, stealth, precision guidance, and other areas have contributed to a widespread sense that the world is again on the precipice of a new technological era. We seek applicants whose research generates new theoretical and empirical insights into the relationship between technology, national security, and the global security environment.

All Fellows are expected to be in residence at the University of California Washington DC Center for the duration of the fellowship. Fellows are expected to dedicate the majority of their time to research and complete a book, monograph, or other significant publication during their period of residence. Fellows are also expected to plan and regularly participate in all weekly seminars, research colloquia, and occasional travel.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Applicant must be pursuing a Ph.D. degree in social sciences, humanities, physical or natural sciences, engineering or computer sciences, and other technical and non-technical fields.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

Applicant must have completed their Ph.D.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter - 1-2 pages

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

  • Statement of Research - 3-5 pages

  • Writing Sample - Limit 100 pages

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

Reference requirements
  • 2-3 letters of reference required
Apply link: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF03377

Help contact: mthiveos@ucsd.edu

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.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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Job location

Washington, DC