Call for Postdoctoral Scholar, Rising Power Alliances/Coalitions


The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy is seeking candidates with a PhD in the field of international relations, especially in the fields of environmental politics, international security or U.S. foreign policy to conduct research on rising powers and U.S. policymaking. The Rising Power Alliances Project is a multi-year, grant-funded project at The Fletcher School that examines theoretical and empirical aspects of rising power alliances/coalitions, systematically analyzes rising powers’ policies across various issue areas, and studies U.S. diplomacy with respect to rising powers. We are looking for an excellent researcher to join our research team. This includes working with investigators and a team of research assistants, publishing (journal article and policy briefs) and organizing and participating in topic-related conferences and seminars. You can read more about the project here:


Doctorate is required, and applicants must have received their Ph.D. degree in January 2017 or later. The position is based at The Fletcher School in Medford, MA, and a remote option is possible. Preference for candidates with publishing experience and policy writing skills. The salary is $4,480 per month (equivalent to $53,760 per year) and includes health benefits. This position ends July 31, 2022, with the strong possibility of extension depending on grant funding.

Application Instructions

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Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The preferred start date is early February 2022, but an earlier/later start can be negotiated – please indicate your availability in the cover letter. Please submit a cover letter (maximum 1 page); CV; and, one writing sample (maximum 50 pages).

An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.

Tufts University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds. For questions about this position please contact Dr. Mihaela Papa at

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