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 2019-2020 academic year. The deadline for all applications is November 30, 2018 at 11:59pm EST. 

Postdoctoral Research Associate - Applicants for this 2019-2020 postdoctoral research associate position must apply to position req number  D-19-WWS-00017 https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/9022 . PhD required. 

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 2019-2020 should apply to req number D-19-WWS-00016. https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/9021.