The deadline for applications for 2009-2010 has passed, and applications are no longer being accepted.

Application Form

Princeton University's Center for the Study of Democratic Politics (CSDP) seeks up to five visitors for the 2009-2010 academic year. The Center supports empirical research on democratic political processes and institutions, with a particular focus on the relationship between democratic theory and democratic practice. Applications are welcome from political scientists and scholars in related social science disciplines at any career stage from "all but dissertation" to senior faculty. Each visitor will 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. Visitors will receive a competitive salary (visitors who hold faculty appointments at other academic institutions normally receive one-half their academic-year salaries for the appointment period, but this may vary depending on level of support from the home institution), applicable Princeton University benefits, a taxable moving allowance, and a $5,000 research fund.

To apply, please:

1) Submit the online application found at;  and

2) Mail hard copies of the following to: Michele Epstein, Center for the Study of Democratic Politics, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544-1013:

a. Your curriculum vitae;

b. A 2-3 page research proposal along with a sample publication, manuscript, or dissertation chapter;

c. A statement, on a separate sheet of paper, indicating what sources of financial support are available to you and what support you are likely to need from the Center;

d. Applicants without completed doctorates (only) should have two letters of recommendation from faculty advisers sent to the address above.

e. Applicants who have faculty positions at academic institutions (only) should also send a statement that responds to the following questions: 1) do you have a sabbatical leave available? 2) what is your home University's policy with regard to sabbatical pay? 3) what is your history of "sabbatical leaves" over the past seven years? and 4) a confidential statement on a separate sheet of paper indicating your salary for the current academic year (September 1, 2008 - July 1, 2009).

Complete applications must be received by November 15, 2008. Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations. In order to assist the University in monitoring its recruitment strategies and diversity efforts, we encourage you to self-identify in terms of race and gender. Providing this information is completely voluntary and declining to submit the information will not adversely affect your candidacy. For information about how to self-identify, please link to

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Please submit vitae, research proposal, and writing sample.