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Postdoc Opportunities

Watson Postdoctoral Fellows Program

The Watson Postdoctoral Fellows Program is open to young scholars from across the social sciences who are conducting research related to the Institute’s three core thematic areas: development, governance, and security. Participants in this program join an interdisciplinary community of scholars engaged in theoretically and substantively important research addressing the most pressing global issues of our time. 

Center for Contemporary South Asia Graduate and Postdoctoral Research, Internships or Language Training 

Graduate funding can be used for three purposes: research, internships, and language training. Proposals for either exploratory or advanced dissertation research will be considered. The first will cover the early years of graduate program; the second will facilitate completion of the dissertation. Language training will be for accelerated programs of language instruction. The American Institute of Indian Studies (Delhi) can assist in locating a center for specific language training. Other creative ideas are also welcome.

Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Palestine and Palestinian Studies

Middle East Studies at Brown University invites applications for a one-year post-doctoral research associate in Palestine and Palestinian Studies with a possibility of renewal for a second year. The position is part of the ongoing initiative, New Directions in Palestinian Studies, which seeks to critically explore and facilitate innovative lines of academic inquiry in this field. We especially welcome candidates who thrive in an interdisciplinary environment and whose work is informed by comparative and global perspectives.

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Race and Ethnicity

Brown University invites applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Research Associate in Racial Inequality to be jointly shared by the Watson Institute for International & Public Affairs and the Center for the Study of Race & Ethnicity in America. We seek a scholar with interests in racial inequality/structural racism in the post-1970s U.S. in areas such as urban poverty, social and cultural theories of racism, gender, segregation, housing or welfare.