Chicago Project on Security and Terrorism: Post-Doc Fellowship

The Chicago Project on Security and Terrorism (CPOST) at the University of Chicago offers a residential post-doctoral scholarship in Political Violence for the 2015-16 academic year. Working with Professors Benjamin Lessing and Paul Staniland, the fellow will contribute to a growing intellectual community studying civil war, criminal conflict, and other forms of violent political contestation, such as armed political parties, security force involvement in politics, and paramilitaries.

The fellow’s responsibilities are 1) to be an active, regular presence in CPOST and the Department of Political Science, and 2) to produce a CPOST working paper summarizing an important aspect of the fellow’s research. This working paper is intended to be the first draft of a manuscript to later be published in a peer-reviewed journal. There are no other requirements. The fellow’s stipend will be $50,000, with benefits.

To apply, please e-mail The applicant needs to submit a CV, unofficial transcript, research statement of 3-5 pages, writing sample of 25-30 pages, and 3 letters of recommendation sent to by Friday, February 6, 2015. Expected start date is July 1, 2015.

For questions, please contact Professors Lessing ( or Staniland (

To learn more about the CPOST Program on Political Violence, please click here.

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