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Horizon Postdoctoral Fellowships

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Research program title

IDIGG – Integrating Diverse Interests in Global Governance

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Program description

The Integrating Diverse Interests in Global Governance project is hiring a Postdoctoral Fellow. This new project investigates the challenges that arise as international institutions confront growing multipolarity. In some cases, existing institutions have marginalized key actors who now demand greater influence, while in others, outside actors refuse to be bound by common international rules. The project compares institutional reforms across policy areas, including climate and international finance, to understand when and how global public policy effectively accommodates diverse interests.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will conduct original research and collaborate with a team of research assistants to analyze reforms to global governance. Responsibilities include developing and coordinating research activities, managing and analyzing project data, and publishing research related to the project.

Candidates should have a demonstrated research interest in global governance, including substantive knowledge of either climate change, international finance, or another field of global public policy. Candidates should demonstrate an ability to work independently and an interest in research collaboration. Experience with quantitative methods is desirable, but not required. The Postdoctoral Fellow will devote 50 percent of their time to working on the Integrating Diverse Interests in Global Governance project, with the remainder devoted to independent research and publishing.

Academic qualifications required

PhD in political science, international relations, public policy, international law, or a related field, with a focus on international cooperation, global governance, or similar, is required by the start date.

Eligibility requirements

  • Applicants must not currently hold a postdoctoral appointment at Concordia
  • Priority will be given to postdoctoral fellows who have obtained their PhD from another university although in exceptional cases Concordia graduates may be considered
  • Applicants must adhere to the postdoctoral fellow eligibility criteria outlined in Concordia University’s Postdoctoral Policy


  • Start date: September 1, 2022 preferred
  • Applications due: July 15, 2022 - and will be considered until the position is filled
  • The Horizon position is expected to be filled as soon as possible but no later than August 31, 2023

Submission process

  • All documents must be submitted to Sam Rowan
  • Please include the reference number with your application

Application checklist

  • One to three (1-3) page research statement demonstrating fit with the program described above 
  • Current curriculum vitae demonstrating research excellence and a capacity for leadership in the domain (maximum 5 pages)
  • Two letters of reference from academic supervisors or current employers to be sent via e-mail directly to: Sam Rowan


The prestigious two-year Horizon Postdoctoral Fellowships are valued at $50,000 per year plus benefits and full access to Concordia’s services, including GradProSkills.

Concordia University is a vibrant research and teaching environment, with state-of-the-art research facilities and many research centers. Concordia is located in Montreal, Canada, a diverse and creative city, often ranked as offering one of the best quality of living experiences in North America.

Concordia University is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal Peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities.


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