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Back to search results Apply now Job no: 738551
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: James Madison College
Department: James Madison College Dean 10024488
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Research/Scientific, Fixed Term Academic Staff, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union

Position Summary

An interdisciplinary team of researchers at Michigan State University, Arizona State University and the University of Florida is seeking applicants for a full-time Post-Doctoral Research Associate annual year position to collaborate on a Department of Defense Minerva grant.  The grant is focused on Chinese economic growth, trade interdependence (particularly in energy trade), and subsequent effects on the United States and global order. Initial work will focus on reviewing the rise of China as a global economic power and US policy concerns about its investments in Africa and other places of strategic interest. Working directly with Dean Cameron Thies, the Research Associate’s duties may include project-related research, project coordination, managing undergraduate research projects and related curricular and co-curricular programs, and working with team members across the three institutions. Position will be based in East Lansing, Michigan with an initial 12-month annual appointment. Renewal up to two additional years may be possible subject to performance and funding availability.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Doctorate -International Relations/International Political Economy 

Minimum Requirements

To receive serious consideration for the position, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • A PhD in Political Science or cognate social science discipline, with preference given to applicants with research agendas focused on the geopolitics and economics associated with China’s rise in world affairs.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of China’s economic and political relations, rising powers more generally, and international relations theory regarding international order
  • Strong writing skills, including the demonstrated ability, or the promise thereof, to publish in academic journals.
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the US on a full time basis 

Desired Qualifications

  • Qualitative and/or quantitative analytical skills, including network analysis
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience guiding undergraduate research projects

Required Application Materials

Applications should be submitted electronically through the Michigan State University’s Human Resources application system. The application should include a one-page statement of interest, a CV, and the names, titles, and contact information for three references.

Together-we-will Statement

The university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: https://msu.edu/together-we-will/

Special Instructions

Review of applications will begin May 23, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted electronically through the Michigan State University Human Resources application system: careers.msu.edu

Website

WWW.JMC.MSU.EDU

Department Statement

James Madison College provides a liberal education in public affairs, combining the ethos of a small liberal arts college with the advantages of a large, diverse university. The faculty's primary mission is excellence in undergraduate teaching, and the college is noted for its rigorous academic standards and attention to the analytical, writing and speaking skills of its students. JMC is home to four majors (Comparative Cultures and Politics, International Relations, Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy, and Social Relations and Policy) and four minors (Muslim Studies; European Studies; Political Economy; and Science, Technology, the Environment and Public Policy). 

MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

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