Post Doctoral Fellowship: Innovative Grand Strategy

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The Notre Dame International Security Center (NDISC) and the Department of Political Science invite applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in innovative approaches to grand strategy.

By grand strategy, we mean some aspect of where, when, and how states (as well as armed groups) consider using military force among other instruments of statecraft to achieve foreign policy goals, broadly defined.

Who should apply?

We seek candidates whose work applies the very best scholarship to the most pressing issues facing the United States in the 21st century and does so in a way that broadens the intellectual and practical discussion of the issues in innovative ways. In addition to having first-rate scholarly credentials, the ideal candidate will also have an interest in applying their scholarly work to some aspect of the formulation and implementation of grand strategy.

Application and funding

The position offers a competitive salary, benefits, and modest professional support. The initial appointment is for one year, but may be renewed for a second year.

Applications are due in January each year. Please submit a CV, a letter of interest, a brief (10,000 words) writing sample, and three reference letters via Interfolio.

Applications have ended for 2023


Please direct any further questions about this position to NDISC Director Michael Desch at