Postdoctoral Research Scholar in National Security and Intelligence

Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies

Columbia University

The Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies at the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, will fund one postdoctoral research scholar position in national security and intelligence studies during the 2023-24 academic year.

The position will be based in New York City, within the Saltzman Institute at Columbia University, for a 12-month term, encompassing the 2023-2024 academic year. To be eligible, applicants must have received their Ph.D. degree prior to August 31, 2023.

The postdoctoral research scholar will be expected to dedicate the majority of their time to research in the fields of intelligence studies; cyber and conflict studies; and national security more broadly; as part of the Saltzman Institute’s Program on Intelligence and National Security; and to complete substantive work such as a book, article(s), or other significant publication while in residence. The scholar will teach one graduate level course, also open to advanced undergraduates, in these areas of study, and will be expected to attend and participate in Institute-sponsored events including public and private seminars, panels, conferences, research colloquia, and meetings.

We will consider applications from American and foreign students. The position will be compensated at a salary of $75,000 plus benefits.

The program is directed by Interim Institute Director Dr. Peter Clement along senior faculty Institute members.

Application materials should include: (a) cover letter, (b) research statement, (c) CV, (d) a list of two academic references, whom we will contact. Send the materials as a single file.  One letter of recommendation is also required, to be sent under separate cover by the recommender. In your cover letter, please note the name and email address of your recommender. Materials (and questions) should be sent via email to, attn.: Ingrid Gerstmann, Assistant Director. The application deadline is December 231, 2022.