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Postdoctoral Scholar, Technology and International Security (IGCC)

University of California San Diego
La Jolla, California
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Dec 30, 2021

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Postdoctoral Scholar, Technology and International Security (IGCC)

University of California San Diego

Position overview Position title: Postdoctoral Scholar Employee

Salary range: Commensurate with experience

Application Window

Open date: November 24th, 2021

Next review date: Monday, Feb 7, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Monday, Feb 28, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC), together with the UC-managed National Laboratories: the Center for Global Security Research at the Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and the National Security and International Studies Office at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), are pleased to invite applications for up to six (6) one-year postdoctoral fellowship positions in Technology and International Security.

Technology has always played a central role in international security. Technology shapes the ways states fight during wartime and compete during peacetime. Today, significant advancements in nuclear technology, autonomous weapons, artificial intelligence, remote sensing, cyber technology, hypersonic vehicles, additive manufacturing, stealth, precision guidance, and other areas have contributed to a widespread sense that the world is again on the precipice of a new technological era. We seek applicants whose research generates new theoretical and empirical insights into the relationship between technology, national security, and the global security environment.

The fellowship program will be based in Washington D.C for a 12-month term in line with the 2022-2023 academic year.

All Fellows are expected to be in residence for the duration of the fellowship. Fellows are expected to dedicate the majority of their time to research and complete a book, monograph, or other significant publication during their period of residence. Fellows are also expected to plan and regularly participate in all weekly seminars, research colloquia, and occasional travel.

Qualifications Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

A PhD in the social sciences, humanities, physical or natural sciences, engineering or computer sciences, and other technical and non-technical fields.

Applicants are required to hold a Ph.D. by the start of the appointment, August 1, 2022.

Application Requirements Document requirements

• Cover Letter - 1-2 pages

• Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

• Statement of Research - 3-5 pages

• Graduate School Transcripts - Unofficial versions accepted

• Writing Sample - (under 100 pages)

• Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our site for more information.

Reference requirements

• 2-3 letters of reference required

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Campus Information

The University of California, San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, covered veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment.

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Job location Washington, DC

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