Postdoctoral Scholar Employee Positions, The Center for Commerce and Diplomacy
Advertiser: School of Global Policy and Strategy, University of California, San Diego
Field(s) of specialization: International Finance/Macro - International Trade
Position type(s): Postdoctoral Scholar
Location of job: 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA, 92093, United States (map)
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: 12 months
Letters of reference required: 3
Application deadline: 15 May 2021 (accepting applications)
Posting end date: 7 Aug 2021
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Postdoctoral Scholar Employee Positions, The Center for Commerce and Diplomacy (CCD)

Department: School of Global Policy and Strategy

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Appointment: 12 months (extendable based on mutual agreement and available funding)

Start Date: September 2021

The Center for Commercial Diplomacy (CCD) at UC San Diego’s School of Global Policy and Strategy (GPS) invites applications for two postdoctoral scholar employee positions from individuals with a Ph.D. degree or who expect to receive a Ph.D. degree by September 1, 2021, for the 2021-2022 academic year.

These awards are designed to promote high-quality research on the challenges and institutions of international economic diplomacy in a changing world. Research projects that seek to understand the causes and consequences of the institutions of economic globalization (e.g. GATT/WTO, FTAs, BITs, IMF, World Bank, Fast-Track, TPA, RTAA, etc) are particularly welcome. Commercial diplomats operate within a set of domestic and international institutions that governs their behavior in international negotiations. But we know little about the specifics of these rules and procedures, how they came into being, how they vary over time and across countries, and how they affect economic outcomes. Postdoctoral research on the institutions of economic globalization can help answer questions about the welfare and distributional consequences of these institutions and, ultimately, result in the better design of these institutions.

Outstanding scholars anywhere in the world are eligible to apply. The Center invites applications from candidates with a background in economics, political science, economic history, legal history, and other disciplines bearing on the study of economic diplomacy. Selected candidates will be required to be in residence for the duration of the appointment, health conditions permitting, and to interact with faculty and Ph.D students, giving at least one research talk. Selected postdoctoral scholars are also expected to attend CCD events and related seminars, and to post their research on the CCD website.

Applicants are required to hold a Ph.D. by September 1, 2021 in one of the above mentioned disciplines.

To apply, please provide the below by email to Lisa Lee at

1. Cover letter explaining the candidate's scholarly career, prospective or actual doctoral defense date, and academic interests.

2. Current curriculum vitae including publications.

3. One writing sample (limit of 100 pages).

4. Three letters of recommendation sent directly to Lisa Lee at

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, but it is highly recommended that you apply before May 15, 2021 for full consideration.

UC San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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