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Postdoctoral Associate
George Washington University in Washington, Pennsylvania
Date Posted 05/20/2022
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Posting Details

Job Description Summary:
GW has everything you need to succeed in discovery. Outstanding research , state-of-the-art facilities, and world-class faculty support discovery and innovative solutions. Researchers and faculty across campus advance interdisciplinary and emerging research and scholarship. Our active GW Postdoctoral Association welcomes your engagement in social and professional activities as you join our research teams. Research guides, coding and data management solutions, and extensive online journals from GW Libraries help guide your study. The Office of the Vice Provost for Research (OVPR) supports the research infrastructure and facilitates several institutional research initiatives .
In the Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies, this role will:

  • Conduct research in the Institute’s Illiberalism Studies Program (ILLSP). ILLSP studies the different faces of illiberal politics and thought in today’s world, taking into account the diversity of their cultural context, their intellectual genealogy, the sociology of their popular support, and their implications on the international scene.
  • Pursue their own scholarly work and participate in the academic and intellectual activities of the Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies, the Illiberalism Studies Program, and the Elliott School of International Affairs.
  • Assist the director and staff of the Illiberalism Studies Program with organizing and chairing events and seminars.
  • Assist the director and program staff with program publications, including the Journal of Illiberalism Studies and Agora. Duties will include evaluating submissions to the journal and other online publications and conducting interviews with academics on topics related to the program for publication in Agora.

Postdocs will design, organize and conduct specialized and advanced experiments using established scientific protocols, troubleshoot and design new protocols, summarize findings and publish results in research journals under the general supervision of a faculty member. In some cases, postdocs will assume general responsibility for general scientific operations in the lab and/or provide supervision and guidance to laboratory staff, trainees, and other researchers.
A Postdoctoral Associate:
  • holds a Ph.D. or equivalent degree;
  • develops skills by participating in scholarly projects that are actively mentored by a member of the university faculty;
  • receives financial support in the form of a salary that is typically funded by grants, contracts, or departmental funds secured by a faculty mentor; and
  • has a limited term of up to five years at GW.

In collaboration with experienced researchers, this role will participate in the planning and conduction of discovery research, data analysis and interpretation, preparation of materials for publication, presentations at conferences and meetings, and may develop new theories and methodologies. This role can expect timely advice as to research directions and career planning for a future independent career.
Performs other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.
Special Instructions to the Applicant:
Appointments are limited-term and are designed for those who have recently received a doctorate. Appointments are made to academic departments with the approval of the department head and may require senior officer approval. Appointments are usually for not less than one term and are normally not renewed beyond a total of five years. This appointment is not intended for long-term, indefinite, or career appointments.
Minimum Qualifications:
Qualified candidates will hold a Doctoral degree or comparable doctoral degree in a related discipline. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position.
Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications:
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Candidates should be conducting research on a topic broadly related to illiberalism, populism, or the far right, in disciplines such as political science, sociology, anthropology, and cultural studies.
  • previous experience on collective research projects.
  • publication in academic and nonacademic publications preferred, but not required.
Typical Hiring Range $53,760.00 - $55,000.00


Campus Location: Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C.
College/School/Department: Elliott School of International Affairs (ESIA)
Family Research and Labs
Sub-Family Laboratory Research
Stream Individual Contributor
Level Level 3
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
Hours Per Week: 40
Work Schedule: M-F 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Will this job require the employee to work on site? Yes
Employee Onsite Status Hybrid
Telework: Yes
Required Background Check Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applicants will need to provide:
  • Dissertation abstract (up to three pages, single spaced)
  • A sample of written work (article length, no longer than 40 pages, double spaced)

Please upload these in “Other Documents Refer to Special Instructions to Applicants.”

Employer will not sponsor for employment Visa status
Internal Applicants Only? No
Posting Number: R001618
Job Open Date: 05/18/2022
Job Close Date:
If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until: 06/30/2023
Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire.
EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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