Postdoctoral Position in Sociology and Hellenic Studies

Academic Years 2014-15 and 2015-16

The Department of Sociology and the Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies at Princeton University invite applications for a Hannah Seeger Davis Postdoctoral position in Sociology, with an area focus on Europe (western or south-eastern) and/or the Eastern Mediterranean, including modern Greece.  The awardee will be appointed as a Postdoctoral Research Associate for one academic year doing research on a full-time basis, with a possibility of renewal for a second academic year, during which he/she will have the opportunity to teach up to one course each semester subject to approval by the Dean of the Faculty. Awardees will be appointed as lecturers when they are teaching.

The awardee will be eligible for the standard University benefits. In addition to his/her salary, the awardee may receive reimbursement (up to $2,000 per academic year) for research-related expenses, such as books and materials or travel expenses when presenting papers at academic conferences during the appointment.  The awardee will be responsible for his/her own travel and moving arrangements and expenses, as well as for finding and paying for housing at Princeton. Before the conclusion of the appointment, the awardee will be required to submit a report on their scholarly activities at Princeton.

This position is residential and, as such, the awardee is required to be at Princeton during the term of his/her appointment, working full time.  The appointee is expected to participate in the activities of the Sociology Department and the Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies, as well as the intellectual life of the University.  The appointee will present his/her work-in-progress at Hellenic Studies and/or Sociology workshops.

The appointee will enjoy full access to the University’s library, archival, and computing resources.  Office space will be provided by the Sociology Department.  No secretarial services or office supplies are available.  Computing support is available through the University’s Office of Information Technology.

Candidates must have completed all the requirements for the doctoral degree (in Sociology or Political Science, or other related discipline/field) by March 1, 2014 (including the defense, viva voce, or final public oral examination), preferably not earlier than June 1, 2011.  Appointees may not pursue another degree while on this fellowship, nor may they hold any other fellowships or visiting positions concurrently with their appointment at Princeton University.  Scholars with Ph.D. degrees from Princeton University, as well as former recipients of any Hellenic Studies research fellowship at Princeton University, are not eligible to apply.

Candidates are required to apply online at and submit an online application form, including the following:  (1) cover letter with title and summary (200 words) of proposed research project; (2) research proposal (five pages; 2,000 words), including detailed description of project, timetable, explicit goals, and the reason it should be pursued at Princeton; (3) selected bibliography; (4) curriculum vitae and list of publications; (5) sample chapter of the dissertation or other recent work; (6) teaching portfolio, including statement about teaching experience, sample of course materials developed, and short course proposal with a syllabus; (7) names and contact information for three references from individuals who are not current members of the Princeton University faculty; and (8) a letter from a dean- or registrar-level office confirming the date of completion of all the requirements for the doctoral degree.  This letter should be emailed, followed by hard-copy to Princeton University, Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies, Attn:  Dimitri Gondicas, Scheide Caldwell House Room 107C, Princeton, New Jersey 08544, and must be received by March 1, 2014.  Materials submitted with the application are the property of Princeton University and will not be returned.

Applications are reviewed both by the Department of Sociology and by an interdisciplinary group of senior scholars in Hellenic Studies.  A phone or Skype interview may be requested.  All Committee deliberations and decisions are confidential.

DEADLINE:  All materials submitted by applicants must be received by January 20, 2014.  Awards will be announced by mid-March, 2014.

All non-U.S. citizens and non-U.S. permanent residents must ensure that they will be able to enter or remain in the U.S. and accept the fellowship.

Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations.


Department of Sociology
Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies

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