Princeton University's Center for the Study of Democratic Politics (CSDP) hosts 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 Princeton School of Public and International Affairs. 



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

To Apply

The deadline for all applications is December 1, 2020 at 11:59pm EST. More information is included in the (linked below) position posting. For other questions, please email csdp@princeton.edu or call Michele Epstein, Assistant Director, at 609-258-6493.

Postdoctoral Research Associate - Applicants for this 2021-2022 postdoctoral research associate position must apply to position req number D-21-SPI-00007  https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/17882 . PhD required.  (Note that the online application system allows three days to revise the application, so automatically sends the email links to references 72 hours after submission of the application. Applicants who submit their complete applications by the deadline, but whose letters are received during the following seven days, will not be disadvantaged.) 

Unfortunately, due to the ongoing pandemic, Visiting Research Scholar positions (for current faculty applying to spend their leave year with CSDP) for 2021-2022 have been put on hold until January 2021 when the university hopes to re-evaluate these positions. A URL will be provided here if the Visiting Research Scholar application process re-opens for 2021-2022.