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 Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, and the Department of Politics. Our hope is that CSDP fellows will collaborate with our faculty or students on projects of mutual interest in addition to developing their independent research agendas on related topics.


We at the School of Public and International Affairs believe that it is vital to cultivate an environment that embraces and promotes diversity, equity and inclusion — fundamental to the success of our education and research mission.  This commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment and hiring as we actively seek colleagues of exceptional ability who represent a broad range of viewpoints, experiences and value systems, and who share Princeton University's dedication to excellence.



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, 2022 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.

CSDP Fellows are appointed as either Postdoctoral Research Associates or Visiting Research Scholars (faculty on leave):

Postdoctoral Research Associate - Applicants for this 2023-2024 postdoctoral research associate position must apply to position req number D-23-SPI-00011 . PhD required.  (Note that the online application system allows three days to revise your 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.) https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/27587 

Visiting Research Scholar - Those who currently hold faculty positions and are applying to spend 2023-2024 at CSDP while on leave from their home institution should apply for CSDP's Visiting Research Scholar position req number D-23-SPI-00010https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/27586

CSDP welcomes this year’s fellows:

See a list of Previous CSDP fellows.

Jacob R Brown
2022-2023 CSDP Fellow
Jared Clemons
2022-2023 Joint Fellow, CSDP and Politics
Hanno Hilbig
2022-2023 CSDP Fellow
Gregory Leslie
2022-2023 Joint Fellow, CSDP and Politics
Maria Silfa
2022-2023 CSDP Fellow