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The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy is seeing candidates with a PhD in the field of international relations, security studies or conflict resolution to conduct and manage research on the changing nature of alliances/coalitions in global governance, with a focus on rising power alignments and the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) group. The Rising Power Alliances Project is a 3 year, grant-funded project at The Fletcher School that examines theoretical and empirical aspects of rising power alliances and systematically engages non-Western approaches to alliances and perspectives from the BRICS countries. We are looking for an excellent researcher with a global outlook who is passionate about publishing and can effectively manage project operations to ensure that the team meets project deliverables. This includes working with investigators, a team of research assistants, engagement in database development and other activities.


Doctorate is required, and applicants must have received their Ph.D. degree in 2013 or later. Postdoctoral fellow is expected to remain in residence at The Fletcher School through the duration of the fellowship. Preference for candidates with publishing experience; knowledge of Mandarin, Russian or Portuguese; experience with qualitative coding and automated content analysis; experience managing research and advising students. The salary is $50,000 and includes health benefits. This is a 1 year position renewable up to three years.

Application instructions:

The review of applications will start immediately. Please submit a cover letter (1.5 pages maximum); CV including publications and names/emails for three referees; and, one writing sample (maximum 50 pages).

Review Starts Immediately.

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For questions about this position please contact Dr. Mihaela Papa at