Saturday, January 14, 2006

University of Maryland, CISSM Postdoc

[Department Website] Science and Security Research Fellow Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland The Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland (CISSM) is accepting applications for a science and security research fellow to work on its Advanced Methods of Cooperative Security Program at the University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy. This research program seeks to prevent the misuse of dual-use technologies without restricting their beneficial applications by developing sophisticated arrangements to exchange sensitive information for mutual protection. (More information about the AMCS program is available at: We are particularly interested in candidates who have expertise related to nuclear energy/nonproliferation and/or space security. Research fellows will work closely with an interdisciplinary team of other faculty and scholars at CISSM to explore scientific, political, legal, military, and economic issues associate with managing these powerful technologies. They will also be involved in efforts to use this research to energize and inform policy debates through workshops, issue-briefs, and other forms of outreach. Applicants must have completed, or expect to complete their Ph.D. (or an equivalent professional degree) by July 1, 2006, although the starting date for the fellowship can be somewhat flexible. The initial term of this position is one year, with the possibility of extension based on performance, the program’s needs, and the availability of grant funds. The salary will be $50,000 over twelve months, along with the standard University benefits, including health, retirement, and tuition remission benefits. To apply, please send by February 15, 2006 a cover letter indicating how your background and research interests mesh with the objectives of the Advanced Methods of Cooperative Security Program, along with a C.V., a short writing sample, and three letters of recommendation to: Nancy Gallagher, Research Director, Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, 20742-1811 or The University of Maryland is an Equal Employment Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer.