The Department of Near Eastern Studies invites applications for the position of Leon B. Poullada Postdoctoral Research Associate, or Associate Research Scholar, in Central Asian Studies. The initial appointment will be for one year, September 1, 2020 through August 31, 2021, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance and continued funding. The selected candidate’s primary responsibility while in residence at Princeton will be to pursue and publish research on premodern Central Asia, encompassing the history, politics and cultures of the Muslim areas of the Turko-Persianate world, including the area from the Caspian Sea to Western China and Kazakhstan to historical Islamic North India. Pending departmental approval and approval from the Office of the Dean of the Faculty, the researcher will also be expected to teach a one-semester undergraduate course on the history of Central Asia, broadly conceived, and to hold on-campus office hours during the semester. When teaching, the successful candidate will carry a secondary title of Lecturer. The candidate is expected to participate in departmental and other campus activities; s/he will be integrated fully into the Department of Near Eastern Studies and into the appropriate programs and centers at Princeton University. Ph.D. is required. Preference will be given to applicants who have received their PhD within the past three years.
Interested applicants are invited to apply online and are asked to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research statement (maximum length 2 pages), a course proposal, a writing sample, and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2019.
This position is subject to the University’s background check policy. Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.