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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Technology and International Security

The University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC), together with the UC-managed National Laboratories: the Center for Global Security Research at the Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and the National Security and International Studies Office at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), are pleased to invite applications for up to six (6) one-year postdoctoral fellowship positions in Technology and International Security.

Technology has always played a central role in international security. Technology shapes the ways states fight during wartime and compete during peacetime. Today, significant advancements in nuclear technology, autonomous weapons, artificial intelligence, remote sensing, cyber technology, hypersonic vehicles, additive manufacturing, stealth, precision guidance, and other areas have contributed to a widespread sense that the world is again on the precipice of a new technological era. We seek applicants whose research generates new theoretical and empirical insights into the relationship between technology, national security, and the global security environment.

The fellowship program will be based in Washington D.C for a 12-month term in line with the 2022-2023 academic year. Eligible applicants should expect to receive a Ph.D. degree by August 1, 2022. All Fellows are expected to be in residence for the duration of the fellowship. Fellows are expected to dedicate the majority of their time to research and complete a book, monograph, or other significant publication during their period of residence. Fellows are also expected to plan and regularly participate in all weekly seminars, research colloquia, and occasional travel.

Competitive salary with benefits and a modest research/travel budget.

The joint program is directed by Prof. Neil Narang, Research Director at the Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation and Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of California – Santa Barbara. If you have questions, please direct them to Marie Thiveos ([email protected]).

Applications should include:

  • Cover letter (1-2 pages)
  • CV
  • Research statement (3-5 pages)
  • Graduate school transcripts (unofficial accepted)
  • A writing sample (under 100 pages)
  • At least two letters of recommendation


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