Princeton University's Center for the Study of Democratic Politics (CSDP) hosts visiting scholars and/or post-doctoral or more senior research associates each academic year, whose work focuses on empirical research on democratic political processes and institutions.

CSDP fellows pursue research and contribute to the intellectual life of the Center, the Department of Politics, and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. CSDP scholars must be in residence at Princeton during the academic terms, and are expected to participate in the weekly CSDP seminars and related weekly research seminars in the Department of Politics, as well as occasional lectures, conferences, and other events.


Questions? Email csdp@princeton.edu or phone Michele Epstein, Assistant Director of CSDP, 609-258-6493.

To Apply

CSDP invites applications for Visiting Research Scholars and Postdoctoral Research Associates for the 2020-2021 academic year.

The deadline for all applications is December 2, 2019 at 11:59pm EST. More information is included in the (linked below) position postings. For other questions, please email csdp@princeton.edu or call Michele Epstein, Assistant Director, at 609-258-6493.

Postdoctoral Research Associate - Applicants for this 2020-2021 postdoctoral research associate position must apply to position req number  D-20-WWS-00010 https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/14021. PhD required.  (Note that the online application system allows three days to revise the application, so automatically sends the email links to references three days after submission of the application. Applicants who submit their complete applications by the deadline, but whose letters are received during the following week, will not be disadvantaged.) If you are currently faculty at another institution and expect to return after your leave/sabbatical, please apply as a Visiting Research Scholar (below).

Visiting Research Scholar - CSDP visiting scholar positions are restricted to employed scholars on leave who are expected to return to their position. Applicants for this Visiting Research Scholar position for 2020-2021 should apply to req number D-20-WWS-00011 https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/14041 .