JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2022 - January 31, 2023

Brown University

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Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Watson Institute Postdoctoral Fellow 2023-2025

JOE ID Number: 2022-02_111469553
Date Posted: 08/01/2022
Date Inactive: 01/31/2023
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Watson Institute Postdoctoral Fellow 2023-2025
Section: US: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
Location: Providence, Rhode Island, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
F -- International Economics
H -- Public Economics
I -- Health, Education, and Welfare
A1 -- General Economics
Faculty Positions
Security Studies
Social Sciences
Political Science
International Relations
American Studies

Salary Range: 60,000
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University aspires to promote a just and peaceful world through research, teaching, and public engagement. Central to this mission is the Watson Postdoctoral Fellows Program, an effort to galvanize the careers of young social scientists conducting research related to the Institute’s three core thematic areas: development, governance, and security. Participants in this program will join an interdisciplinary community of scholars engaged in theoretically and substantively important research addressing the most pressing global issues of our time. Fellows receive two years of support with the expectation that they will pursue research and participate fully in the intellectual life of the Institute.

The fellowship competition is open to candidates from the social sciences, including anthropology, economics, history, political science, and sociology. The selection process, open with regard to nationality and geographic area of research, is highly competitive and typically generates over 500 applications for 4 or 5 places. 

For full position details and application requirements go to

To receive full consideration, application materials should be submitted by by September 30, 2022
Awards will be announced in January 2023

For further information regarding the Watson Institute Postdoctoral Fellows Program, please visit the Watson website

Application Requirements:
  • External Application URL and Instructions Below
  • Letters of Reference Instructions Below
Application deadline: 09/30/2022
Reference Instructions:
Three letters of recommendation from scholars familiar with the applicant’s research, to be submitted via Interfolio.
Application Instructions:
To receive full consideration, the following materials should be submitted by September 30, 2022 to the application portal
·      A cover letter stating the applicant's academic field, status of their dissertation, and proposed research to be conducted during their fellowship period. The cover letter should not exceed 2,000 words and should make clear where in the Institute's core areas of security, development, or governance the proposed research best fits.

Please also include a statement about teaching in a diverse and inclusive classroom.
·      An up-to-date curriculum vitae.
·      A copy of each graduate transcript. 
·      A writing sample.
·      Three letters of recommendation from scholars familiar with the applicant’s research.