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Mershon Center for International Security Studies

The Mershon Center for International Security Studies at The Ohio State University invites applications to fill two postdoctoral fellowship positions for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Applications are welcomed from scholars who have completed their Ph.D. since June 30, 2013, or who expect to complete their degree by June 30, 2019. The term of appointment is July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2020. Successful applicants may apply for a one-year renewal of the fellowship.

The Mershon postdoctoral fellowships support research on national security in a global context. We understand international security from a wide range of perspectives, approaches, and substantive foci. Consequently, successful applicants may come from a variety of disciplines that engage international security broadly conceived. We especially welcome applications from scholars whose work explicitly integrates knowledge across traditional disciplinary boundaries.

Tarak Barkawi

The Mershon Center provides an institutional home for campus-wide collaboration among departments, programs, institutes, faculty and students at The Ohio State University engaged in work pertaining to international security broadly construed. Activities include conferences, roundtables, and speaker series.

Fellows at the Mershon Center will pursue their own research and participate in the activities of the Center. Because fellows are expected to be fully integrated with the intellectual life of the Center, they must plan to physically reside in the vicinity of The Ohio State University. Each fellow receives a stipend of $48,000, a $2,000 research fund, office space at the Mershon Center, and health insurance.

Please find instructions to apply for a Mershon Center postdoctoral fellowship on the Postdoctoral Fellows page under Grants on the Mershon Center website.

The Mershon Center will begin reviewing applications on March 1, 2019. To receive full consideration, your application should be received by March 1, 2019.

Photo: Tarak Barkawi spoke on "Combat and Historiography in the Battle of Sangshak" at the Mershon Center on March 23, 2017. Barkawi is a reader in the Department of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the Mershon Center in 2006-07.