Post-Doctoral Fellowships

Through its fellowship opportunities, the STEP program provides senior faculty, researchers, practitioners, recent postdoctoral graduates and other researchers an opportunity to participate and contribute to the vital range of research conducted by the program.

Current Position(s):

Biodiversity and the international Wildlife Trade
Posted 12/14/16
: STEP invites applicants to apply for a position at the postdoctoral level and more senior level focusing on the international wildlife trade, its impacts on wildlife populations, and methods for improving identification and protection of overexploited species. East Asia is the intended region for this study, although other regions will be considered. Work will emphasize birds, reptiles, amphibians, freshwater fish or other less-studied species. Successful candidates should demonstrate a knowledge of the issue and strong quantitative and natural-history skills. This project will combine diverse methods and lines of evidence to tackling this issue. The position reports to Professor David Wilcove.

The research position does not support work towards the completion of a degree. Salary and full employee benefits are offered in accordance with University guidelines. Applicants should submit a CV, contact information for three references and a cover letter describing their areas of expertise and interest. The review process will commence immediately and continue until positions are filled. This position is subject to the University's background check policy.

Online Application

Postdoctoral Position in Behavioral Decision Science
Posted 7/7/17.

The Program in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy (STEP), Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University invites applications for a postdoctoral or more senior researcher in behavioral (decision) science. The position will investigate obstacles to human adaptation to change, in particular climate change. The program seeks candidates with demonstrated interest and ability to bridge across disciplines, including psychology, political science, the environmental sciences, other social and policy sciences, planning, architecture, and engineering. The position would work under the guidance of Prof. Elke Weber and other scholars at Princeton. We welcome research projects that examine mechanisms behind failures to adapt ("status quo bias") shown by individuals, groups, and, in particular, organizations in the public and private sector. We welcome research that explores ways for people and organizations to better relate to their own and collective futures, identifies causal processes that pose barriers to such action, and uses insight into these processes to redesign economic, social, and political decision environments that reduce barriers to the creation of a sustainable future. Familiarity with complex adaptive systems theory and modeling, agent-based models, and/or network analysis is a plus.

The research position does not support work towards the completion of a degree. Salary and full employee benefits are offered in accordance with University guidelines. Applicants must submit a CV, contact information for three references, and a cover letter describing their areas of expertise as well as current and future research interests. Additionally, candidates should include a brief (chapter or article-length) writing sample that demonstrates interdisciplinary interests and accomplishments. Applications must be online via the following link for position req # D-18-WWS-00001: https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/2201

The review process will commence immediately and continue until positions are filled. Preference will be given to applications received by August 7, 2017. This position is subject to the University's background check policy.