How to Apply

Complete the on-line application.  Please note:

  • You may, but need not, include a short personal statement containing information you would like the committee to consider.  Do not submit a cover letter.

Upload the following:

  • A curriculum vitae, including a list of publications
  • A description of the research project that you plan to pursue at Princeton. THIS STATEMENT MAY BE NO LONGER THAN 1000 WORDS.  The statement should include the contribution of your project to the literature on the subject and your qualifications to pursue the topic, including your past work.  Bear in mind that your audience is an interdisciplinary scholarly community.
  • OPTIONAL:  If you would like to teach one course in the undergraduate or graduate programs, you should provide a brief description of the course including objectives, student audience, content and organization, and student assignments. The decision on teaching rests with the Dean of Faculty, and a sponsoring department and is based on the needs of the University.  You will be asked for a more detailed description and syllabus prior to final approval.
  • You should arrange the submission of two letters of recommendation (no more than two) through the on-line system.  Your reviewers should submit these letters by the deadline.

The Selection Committee begins reviewing applications immediately, and incomplete applications may be at a disadvantage.

Inquiries about the program should be directed to

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