Postdoctoral Research Opportunities

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Global Health Program

The interdisciplinary Global Health Program, administered by the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, invites outstanding researchers to apply for appointment as a Postdoctoral Research Associate. The Postdoctoral Research Associate will collaborate on the academic activities of the Global Health Program, in addition to conducting their own original research. Responsibilities will include providing guidance, advising and leading methodological workshops on students’ independent research projects. The Postdoctoral Research Associate may be invited to teach in one of Princeton's undergraduate programs. Any teaching is contingent on sufficient enrollments and must be approved by the Office of the Dean of the Faculty.

The term of the appointment is one year initially, starting on or about July 1, 2023, with the possibility of renewal up to three years, contingent upon satisfactory performance and continued funding. Selected candidates will be required to be in residence in Princeton or the local vicinity, or demonstrate to the program's satisfaction the ability to be on campus on a daily basis and on short notice in order to fulfill responsibilities relating to in-person participation.

We seek candidates committed to interdisciplinary research in global health, who innovate methodologically and who demonstrate strong commitment to undergraduate teaching.  Candidates who are working in various social science or natural science disciplines will be considered.

Applicable social science fields include but are not limited to: public policy, anthropology, political science, public health, demography, economics, sociology, global health, political science, social determinants of health.

Applicable natural science fields include but are not limited to: epidemiology, disease ecology, environmental health, biostatistics, vaccination.

A PhD is required. Applicants must have no more than two years of postdoctoral work experience prior to the start of the appointment.

Applicants must apply online at

and submit a cover letter (indicating relevant qualifications and plans for research and writing), a curriculum vitae, one writing sample and contact information for two references.

The deadline for submission is January 31, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their applications in March 2023.

For more information about the Global Health Program, please visit its website at

This position is subject to the University's background check policy.

We at the School of Public and International Affairs believe that it is vital to cultivate an environment that embraces and promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion - fundamental to the success of our education and research mission. This commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment and hiring as we actively seek colleagues of exceptional ability who represent a broad range of viewpoints, experiences, and value systems, and who share Princeton University's dedication to excellence.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.