The International Crisis Group (Crisis Group) and the Empirical Studies of Conflict Project (ESOC) seek applicants for a Postdoctoral Fellowship position. This position provides the opportunity to work closely with Crisis Group experts and ESOC academic researchers. The fellowship will entail empirical research, policy analysis, and engagement with policymakers to prevent, resolve or better manage deadly conflict. The fellow will contribute directly to Crisis Group reports. We are particularly interested in three thematic areas: the economic causes and consequences of conflict, the relationship between climate change and conflict, and the role of new technologies in conflict. We are open to geographic focuses on the countries/regions Crisis Group covers across Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East (see www.crisisgroup.org).
Once COVID-19 travel-related restrictions are lifted, the fellow will be primarily based in one of Crisis Group’s offices in Brussels, DC, London or New York -- with travel as needed for the field research -- or in a Crisis Group regional office as appropriate based on geographic focus area. In addition, the fellow will regularly interact with ESOC members relevant to their research and actively collaborate with a multi-university team of scholars who are conducting cutting edge research on the causes and consequences of politically motivated conflict through the production, aggregation, and dissemination of high-resolution data on historical and current conflicts.
We seek candidates with exceptional potential to thrive in a demanding policy role while advancing their own cutting-edge research. Candidates should be on track to complete a PhD in economics, political science, public policy or a related discipline by June 2021, or have recently completed their PhD. Preference will be given to scholars with a successful track record of international field research and econometric analysis in the areas of political violence, governance, or development, and demonstrated experience and interest in policy analysis. Relevant language skills and regional experience will be taken into account.
Candidates should apply by January 1, 2021 through this website.
Your cover letter of no more than 3 pages, should address both regional and thematic interests, including expertise in one or more priority areas: the economic causes and consequences of conflict, the relationship between climate change and conflict, and the role of new technologies in conflict.
The start date is negotiable but no sooner than April 2021.