Postdoctoral Research Associate

Princeton University and Harvard University jointly founded the fellowship program for the advanced study of China’s international relations, the Princeton-Harvard China and the World Program (CWP), in 2005. The program’s co-directors are Thomas J. Christensen of Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and Alastair Iain Johnston of Harvard’s Government Department. The China and the World Program supports research that integrates theoretical innovations in the field of international relations with the rigorous study of China’s interactions with countries, regions, institutions, and non-state actors. 

In 2010-2011, the program will award several one-year “postdoctoral research associate” positions. Preference will be given to scholars who have defended their dissertations in the past few years and are currently working on revising their Ph.D. thesis for publication as a book or who are just beginning a second major project. Depending on their areas of interest fellows will reside at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School or Harvard University’s Center for Government and International Studies and will be invited to participate actively in the intellectual life of these institutions. 

To apply, please submit online a cover letter, a CV, a project description, and writing samples, and contact information for two recommendations via: 

Search for “Post Doctoral Research Associate-Princeton Harvard China and the World Program,” requisition number 0900411.

The deadline for submission is January 15, 2010.

Applicants will need to have received a PhD before starting the fellowship. Only applicants working on some aspect of China’s relations with the outside world need apply.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their applications in March 2010.

For more information about the Princeton-Harvard China and the World Program, please visit its website at or email

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