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Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Vanderbilt University’s Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions (CSDI) seeks up to three Postdoctoral Scholars to conduct research on political institutions, opinion or behavior during the 2024-2025 academic year. We are particularly interested in scholars who would like to work alongside the faculty and research centers at Vanderbilt.

Applications are welcome from scholars who have received or will receive their doctoral degrees between September 1, 2021, and August 1, 2024, for year-long appointments beginning September 1, 2024. There is no teaching requirement associated with these positions, but Postdoctoral Scholars will be expected to spend up to 20 hours per week contributing to the Center’s ongoing research projects. Successful candidates will receive competitive salary, health care benefits, office space, computing resources, and a research fund.

Vanderbilt University is committed to recruiting and retaining an academically and culturally diverse community of exceptional faculty. Vanderbilt is an AA/EO employer and particularly encourages applications from minorities and women.

Candidates should submit a vita and a cover letter describing your research project, what you hope to accomplish while at CSDI, and why spending time at Vanderbilt would provide a useful setting for that research. A graduate school transcript, a writing sample, and letters of reference are also required. Applicants should submit materials electronically at:

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, but priority will be given to those received before January 5, 2024.