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Brown University

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Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Watson Climate Solutions Postdoctoral Associate 2022-2024

JOE ID Number: 2021-02_111468091
Date Posted: 10/21/2021
Date Inactive: 01/31/2022
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Watson Climate Solutions Postdoctoral Associate 2022-2024
Section: US: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
Location: Providence, Rhode Island, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
F5 -- International Relations, National Security, and International Political Economy
F6 -- Economic Impacts of Globalization
Q5 -- Environmental Economics
Q2 -- Renewable Resources and Conservation
Q3 -- Nonrenewable Resources and Conservation
Q4 -- Energy
Environmental Policy
Climate Change
Climate Solutions
Political Economy
US-China Relations
Political Science
International Relations
Carbon tax
Salary Range: $65000
Full Text of JOE Listing:

Brown University invites applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Research Associate in Climate Solutions at the Watson Institute for International & Public Affairs. We seek a scholar to help us address one or both of two major topics: climate and trade, and the geopolitics of the global energy transition. The postdoc will help research on questions like how climate should fit into the United States’ China strategy, how US policymakers can work with the EU on issues such as carbon tariffs and border adjustment measures, or how states and market actors can work together to finance decarbonization. Ability to conduct and write policy-oriented research, as well as academic research, is essential. There are no teaching responsibilities. The selected candidate will devote 50 percent time to projects at the Climate Solutions Lab, under the supervision of Professor Jeff Colgan, and 50 percent time to his or her own (climate-related) research projects. The Watson Institute is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Fellows will receive an annual stipend of $65,000 for this benefits-eligible position.

For more information and to apply, visit:

Application Requirements:
  • External Application URL and Instructions Below
Application deadline: 12/01/2021
Application Instructions:
Application requirements
Candidates should submit a cover letter of application, a CV, three letters of reference and a short writing sample (15-20 pages) through Interfolio at
Applications received by December 1, 2021 will receive full consideration.
Final notifications are expected to go out in Winter 2022. This two-year Postdoctoral Research Associate appointment will be effective July 1, 2022, and is not renewable.

Eligibility and terms
Scholars of all nationalities with a Ph.D. in political science, public policy, sociology, economics, or closely related disciplines will be considered.
Dissertation must be complete by June 30, 2022. Candidates must be untenured and within 5 years of Ph.D.