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Open Postdoctoral position, faculty mentor King Center on Global Development

Important Info

Faculty Sponsor (Last, First Name): 
Dupas, Pascaline
Other Mentor(s) if Applicable: 
King Center Faculty Affiliates matched based on research interests.
Postdoc Appointment Term: 
1-2 years
Appointment Start Date: 
summer/fall 2023
How to Submit Application Materials: 

For full consideration, candidates should submit all materials by Thursday, December 1, 2022 via the application form linked from the King Center's website:
For full consideration, please ensure all recommendation letters are received by December 12, 2022. 

The Stanford University King Center on Global Development’s Postdoctoral Fellows Program offers fellowships to outstanding new PhDswho have a demonstrated ability to generate high-quality, policy-relevant research on critical issues related to global development. 
We invite applications for multidisciplinary postdoctoral fellowships to start summer/fall 2022 for a one- or two-year appointment. The King Center’s Postdoctoral Fellows Program is intended for promising new PhD recipients—coming from fields such as computer science, earth systems science, economics, engineering, health policy, political science, and sociology—to pursue policy-relevant research on topics related to international development and poverty alleviation.
The King Center’s postdoctoral fellows should expect to be active members of the community of development researchers at Stanford University. Postdoctoral Fellows are matched with King Center Faculty Affiliates as their faculty mentors based on research interests. 
The King Center’s Postdoctoral Fellows Program particularly encourages applications from women and minority PhD recipients, and from scholars from low- and middle-income countries, as well as from others whose backgrounds and experience would contribute to the diversity (broadly defined) of the program.
The King Center provides a competitive fellowship stipend, plus support for travel and research expenses.
For full consideration, candidates should submit all materials by December 1, 2022. For more details and the application, please visit:
The Stanford King Center on Global Development is a university-wide research center working to help improve the lives of people living in poverty around the world. Please see for more information.

Required Qualifications: 
  • Applicants must have received a PhD from an accredited university before the appointment start date.
  • Visa sponsorship and work authorization is possible for successful applicants.
  • Although all are welcome to apply, reviewers may give greater weight to applicants who do not currently hold a postdoctoral fellowship or tenure-track faculty position or to those with PhDs from institutions other than Stanford. Applicants should address their circumstances in their applications.
Required Application Materials: 

 Candidates will need to upload the following materials in PDF format:

  • a CV;
  • a cover letter;
  • an education and background statement of no more than 500 words describing your personal background and contributions to and/or demonstrated commitment to diversity and equal opportunity through your academic career;
  • a job market paper or academic writing sample.

In your application, you will also be asked to identify King Center Faculty Affiliates who could serve as a faculty mentor if you are selected as a King Center postdoctoral fellow. There is no need to reach out to faculty at this stage in the application process.
You will also be requested to provide contact details for three references. After your application is submitted, the online application will send emails directly to your three references requesting that they upload their recommendation letters through a provided URL that will connect the uploaded documents to your online application. You must submit your application before the online system will send the URL and instructions to your references.


Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.