Title of Post: Post-doctoral Fellowships in the Oxford-Princeton Global Leaders Programme
Number of posts: Up to 6
Status: Visiting Research Fellow
Stipend: GBP35,760 p.a. (year 1 in Oxford)
USD56,500 p.a. (year 2 in Princeton)*
fellowships to work on global governance and the role of developing and emerging countries in the world political economy. Up to six such fellowships will be awarded to start in September 2013, for a year’s study at the Global Economic Governance Programme, University College, Oxford followed by a year at Niehaus Centre for Globalization and Governance, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University. Post-holders will be provided with appropriate stipends sufficient to cover full living costs.
The objective of this programme is to contribute to the training of a cohort of scholar-practitioners who will help devise innovative strategies to enhance the value of global institutions to the people of developing countries. We believe that for global institutions to fulfill their potential, they must be better-aligned with the interests of people in developing countries, and that only nationals of the developing countries have the in-depth local knowledge to be able to devise culturally appropriate and politically adept strategies to accomplish this goal.
The status during the period at the University of Oxford will be that of Visiting Post-Doctoral Research Fellow. Fellows’ will not be employed by the University College but will receive a stipend.
* The second year of the appointment, at Princeton, will be at a level anticipated to be approximately $56,500.
• You must be a national of a non-OECD country;
• Substantial experience of working in a non-OECD country;
• A completed doctorate (or evidence of imminent completion) in a subject relevant to
global development and the role of developing countries in the world political
• Evidence of outstanding prior academic accomplishment and of plans to develop a
career in keeping with the purposes of the GLF programme;
• Evidence of outstanding analytical and research skills;
• Evidence of a clearly articulated research project which contributes broadly to our understanding of how policymakers and institutions in developing countries can develop more effective strategies – particularly in global politics – for dealing with the effects of globalisation in ways which benefit their populations.
HOW TO APPLY
Candidates are required to submit the following (only full applications will be considered):
1. An application form;
2. A current CV;
3. A one-page covering letter;
4. A personal statement describing his or her training, ambitions, and purposes in pursuing the Fellowship (not more than 500 words);
5. A project statement describing either a research project or policy proposal which contributes broadly to our understanding of how policymakers and institutions in developing countries can develop more effective strategies – particularly in global politics – for dealing with the effects of globalisation in ways which benefit their populations.
The project statement should be not more than 2500 words addressing an analytical puzzle whose solution is important to addressing global problems affecting developing countries. Successful applicants will specify clearly how they intend to conduct their
Candidates are also asked to arrange for no more than two referees to write or email in support of their application to the email or postal address below by the closing date.
Please email applications and references to [email protected] or post to Global Economic Governance, University College, High Street, Oxford OX1 4BH by midnight (GMT) on 19 November 2012.
Fellows will be selected by a committee consisting of six faculty members, three each from Oxford and Princeton. Interviews are expected to be conducted via telephone.
Applications are due by midnight (GMT) on 19 November 2012. For further information and to apply: