Acad. Job: Postdoctoral Research Scholar in Russian Politics, Harriman Institute (Columbia University)

Deadline: January 14, 2022


The Harriman Institute seeks a Postdoctoral Research Scholar in Russian Politics for a two-year appointment, starting July 1, 2022. The incumbent’s responsibilities will be to conduct independent research in Russian Politics and to develop and coordinate policy seminars (AY 2022-2023 and AY 2023-2024) with Professors Timothy Frye, Joshua Tucker (NYU), Elise Giuliano, and Alexander Cooley. The Scholar is required to be in residence in the New York City area.


Jan 14, 2022 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time


We encourage applications from all Social Science disciplines. The applicant’s research must focus on Russian politics.

Fellowships are open to scholars who have received (or will have received) a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline from January 1, 2020 to June 30, 2022 and do not hold a tenure-track position.


Application Instructions

The following list of materials is required for all applicants:

§  Curriculum Vitae

§  Cover letter

§  Research proposal: 2-3 page statement describing the research project you would pursue at Columbia University if awarded a fellowship, indicating its relation (if any) to your doctoral dissertation, as well as its relation to the mission of the Harriman Institute

§  Dissertation abstract

§  A writing sample, such as an article or dissertation chapter

§  Letters of recommendation: 2 letters of reference that include an evaluation of your research and teaching proposals