We welcome applications for two different Postdoctoral Research Associate positions, one at the Davis Center, and the other a joint position with the Davis Center and the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS). The deadline for both positions is January 5, 2024, at 11:59 pm ET.
Interested candidates may apply to both positions.
The successful candidate will work on the historical evolution of regimes and practices of establishing, telling, and writing truth. We understand the notion of truth broadly: as a philosophical and epistemological category, an ideal of social equity and political justice, and a principle governing historical writing, legal, and scientific investigation. We invite historians who study the role of ideology, religion, informational technology, and media in the historical evolution of truth. We are also interested in projects on the history of lying, deception, and misinformation.
Topics may include (but are not limited to) the use and misuse of facts in political propaganda, problems of evidence and objectivity, authenticity and source criticism, fakes, forgery and conspiracy theories, and diplomatic, inter- and intra-national reconciliation. We are especially interested in candidates whose work also addresses issues of race, gender, and imperialism. Applications are welcomed from a range of historical fields, with no restrictions on either chronological period or geographical region.
Postdoctoral Research Associate – Davis Center
We are pleased to announce openings for a year-long position as a residential Postdoctoral Research Associate, renewable for a second year, contingent upon satisfactory performance. The Postdoctoral Research Associate will be expected to work on a topic related to the theme chosen by the Shelby Cullom Davis Center for academic years 2024–2025 and 2025–2026: "Truth and Information."
Postdoctoral Research Associate – Davis Center and IAS
Princeton University's Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies and the School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) are pleased to announce an opening for a year-long joint position as a residential Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Davis Center and IAS, renewable for a second year, contingent upon satisfactory performance. The Postdoctoral Research Associate will enjoy member privileges at the IAS School of Historical Studies and will also participate in all of the Davis Center's weekly activities (along with the Center's faculty-level fellows). The Postdoctoral Research Associate will be expected to work on a topic related to the theme chosen by the Shelby Cullom Davis Center for academic years 2024–2025 and 2025–2026: "Truth and Information."