Post-doctoral Fellowships in the Oxford-Princeton Global Leaders Programme
Global Leaders Programme
Number of posts: Up to 6
Salary: £27,466 – £29,138 per annum (pay award pending) $55,000 yearly (US Dollars)*
Applications are invited from nationals of non-OECD countries for a number of Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Oxford-Princeton Global Leaders Programme. The Fellows will work on global governance and the role and perspectives of developing and emerging countries in the world political economy. Up to six fellowships will be awarded to start in September 2009. The fellowships will be for two years each, with the first year spent at the University of Oxford and the second year at Princeton University. The programme intends to establish a network of leading scholarpractitioners in global governance.
The posts are full-time. It is expected that the first year of appointment will be made on a limited range of the University of Oxford’s salary grade 7, currently between £27,466 and £29,138 per annum. * The second year of the appointment, at Princeton University, will be at a level anticipated to be approximately $55,000 subject to adjustment due.
DUTIES OF THE POST
The duties of the Fellow are:
· To undertake his/her own independent research within the goals of the GLF programme and under the broad direction of the GLF Executive Committee,
and to complete at least two working papers (or equivalent) during the Fellowship;
· To interact intellectually with other GLF Fellows, to participate in the seminars and activities specified below, and to play an active role in the
intellectual life of the relevant university Departments and Centres at Oxford and Princeton;
· Fellows will be expected to reside one year in Oxford and one year in Princeton unless otherwise agreed by the Executive Committee;
· To participate in the annual Fellows’ Colloquium.
· 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 economy;
· 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
HOW TO APPLY
Candidates are required to submit the following:
1. A current CV.
2. A one-page covering letter
3. A personal statement describing his or her training, ambitions, and purposes
in pursuing the Fellowship
4. 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 increasing the capacity to solve global problems affecting developing countries. Successful applicants will specify clearly how they intend to conduct their research and the sources of information and data they plan to use. Examples of potential themes include:
· Enhancing the use of global institutions by developing countries (in trade, monetary affairs, health, or development assistance).
· Analyzing how existing mechanisms of accountability operate on issues of aid and development, and exploring where systemic improvements might be
· Exploring the intersections between trade policy and environmental policy, or human rights policy; identifying current institutional arrangements that
inhibit problem -solving and investigating how alternative institutions could enhance such problem-solving.
· Analyzing tensions and opportunities in relations between developing countries and multinational enterprises and devising strategies that could
enhance the interests of countries and corporations alike. The committee will look for proposals which develop specific themes in convincing detail, but we will not seek to restrict the range of themes too sharply, since our first priority is to attract the best possible candidates working on issues of global
governance from the perspective of (one or more) developing country. Our emphasis on globalisation means that we hope especially to attract proposals on
issues relating to: economic and social development, the environment, foreign investment, health, human rights, migration, labour, and trade policy. Often, the most interesting (and institutionally intractable) policy areas fall at the intersections of these broad policy areas.
5. Candidates are also asked to arrange for two referees (not more) 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 glf(AT)politics.ox.ac.uk or post to the Department of Politics and International Relations, Manor Road, Oxford OX1 3UQ by 12:00 noon (UK time) on Monday 24th November 2008 (UK time). Please quote reference no. CT08024 on all correspondence and state where you saw this post advertised.
Fellows will be selected by a committee consisting of six faculty members, three each from Oxford and Princeton.
All reasonable interview expenses will be reimbursed.
Application Deadline: 24th November, 2008