Post-Doctoral Fellowships

The Christopher H. Browne Center for International Politics at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship during the 2017-2018 academic year. The Browne Center supports research on all aspects of international politics. Applications are welcome from political scientists who have received their Ph.D. or equivalent degrees in the last two years, or who expect to complete their degree by June 2017.

Fellows at the Browne Center will pursue their own research as well as teach one course in Penn’s Political Science Department. The position pays a stipend of $47,500.

The University of Pennsylvania is an EO/AA employer and we welcome applications from women and minorities. Applications will be reviewed starting February 15, 2017. To receive full consideration, applications should be received by that date. To apply, send a c.v., three letters of recommendation, a writing sample, a research statement, and cover letter to

Current Post-Doctoral Fellow:

Daniel McCormack,

Daniel McCormack is currently a post-doctoral fellow at the Christopher H. Browne Center for International Politics at the University of Pennsylvania. In the spring of 2015, he received a PhD from the University of Texas at Austin.

His research interests lie at the intersection of international and comparative politics. In addition to his work on international hierarchy, his research addresses the interstate sources of civil conflict, the effect of sanctions on international negotiations, and the determinants of leader credibility.

In the past he has been a Graduate Fellow at the Clements Center for History, Strategy, and Statecraft. He also held a research position at the Innovations for Peace and Development lab at UT, where he was the co-lead of the analytics team.

Former Post-Doctoral Fellows:

2014-2015, Michaël Aklin, PhD, New York University

2012-2014, David Hsu, PhD, Princeton University

2011-2012, Neil Narang, PhD, University of California San Diego

2009-2011, David Steinberg, PhD, Northwestern University

2008-2009, Phil Potter, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles

2007-2008, Jessica Stanton, PhD, Columbia University

2006-2007, Nancy Brune, PhD, Yale University

2004-2006, Ruth Ben-Artzi, PhD, Columbia University

2002-2004, Patrick McDonald, PhD, Ohio State University

2001-2002, Maurits van derVeen, PhD, Harvard University

1999-2001, Susan Martin, PhD, University of California, Berkeley