Pre-doctoral Fellowship for Academic Diversity in International Relations

William & Mary
  • Location
    Williamsburg, Virginia
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
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  • Posted
    Feb 21

Position description

The Global Research Institute at William & Mary invites applications for a two year pre-doctoral scholar position in the social sciences with a focus on international relations. This position is designed to increase the diversity of the scholarly community at the Institute, provide a mentored learning experience to the pre-doctoral fellow, and provide additional opportunities for undergraduate students to support the research project of the fellow. The Institute seeks to attract promising researchers and educators from different backgrounds, races, ethnic groups, and other diverse populations whose life experience and research experience will contribute significantly to the academic mission of William & Mary and the Institute.

The pre-doctoral scholar will provide mentoring to and manage a group of student researchers and will receive mentoring from faculty members and/or senior researchers affiliated with the Institute. During the first year in residence, the pre-doctoral scholar will be offered the opportunity to teach a course but will not be required to do so. During the second year, the pre-doctoral scholar will teach his/her own course or co-teach a course with a member of the faculty. In addition to mentorship on the candidate’s ongoing research, s/he will receive guidance on the organization of an undergraduate research lab and classroom teaching.

This is a 12-month position, beginning in Summer 2019 and renewable for a second year.


The successful candidate must:
• be working toward a PhD in the social sciences (e.g., economics, political science, sociology, public policy)
• be engaged in research on an international topic with some real-world application (the specific discipline is open)
• have completed all required coursework and successfully defended a dissertation proposal before the start of the pre-doctoral award
• have some advanced quantitative methods training (e.g., R, GIS, Stata, Python)
• have strong organizational and communication skills
• be willing and able to mentor a small group of undergraduate students engaged on a collaborative project

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience doing social science research as an undergraduate
• Experience working in an undergraduate research lab
• Experience mentoring undergraduate students
• Experience teaching undergraduate students
• Track record of publications in peer reviewed outlets and/or preparation and presentation of conference papers

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