Postdoctoral Research Scholar in International Relations

Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies, Columbia University

The application cycle for the 2024-2025 postdoctoral scholar is now closed. The Saltzman Institute will begin reviewing applications for the 2025-2026 postdoctoral scholar on Friday, November 22, 2024; posting will remain open until filled.

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 international relations during the 2024-25 academic year. Preference will be given to backgrounds in national security; intelligence studies; or cyber and conflict studies. We encourage applications from historically underrepresented groups including women, BIPOC, and first generation scholars.

The position will be based in New York City, within the Saltzman Institute at Columbia University, for a 12-month term, encompassing the 2024-2025 academic year. To be eligible, applicants must have received and be able to document their Ph.D. degree prior to August 31, 2024.

The position is funded by the Saltzman Institute’s Program on Intelligence and National Security. The program is directed by Senior Research Scholar Peter Clement. The postdoctoral research scholar will be expected to dedicate the majority of their time to the completion of substantive work such as a book, article(s), or other significant publication while in residence; and to assist the Director with proposal preparation and other research projects. They will teach one undergraduate level course in the areas of national security, intelligence studies, or cyber and conflict studies; and will be expected to attend and participate in Institute-sponsored events including public and private seminars, panels, conferences, research colloquia, and meetings.

Applications from both U.S. and foreign students will be considered. The position will be compensated at an annual salary of $76,000 plus benefits.

Application materials should include a cover letter, research statement, CV, one letter of recommendation sent directly to us by your recommender, and a list of two additional academic references whom we will contact. Please list the name and email address of your recommender in your cover letter. Application materials may be sent via email to  Questions may be directed to Assistant Director Ingrid Gerstmann at