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Vienna Center for Disarmament
and Non-Proliferation

International platform for disarmament and non-proliferation dialogue, research, and education

VCDNP Postdoctoral/Sabbatical Fellowship

Job Opportunity
Updated: 12 December 2013

Fellowship Description

The Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP), an international non-governmental organization based in Vienna, Austria, was opened in Spring 2011. Its mission is to facilitate result-oriented dialogue among national governments, international organizations, and civil society on nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation and to conduct research, education and training programs on these issues. The VCDNP is managed by the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) at the Monterey Institute of International Studies (a graduate school of Middlebury College), USA.

The VCDNP invites applications for its postdoctoral/sabbatical fellowship program (unpaid). During his/her year in residence, the fellow will be expected to: (1) conduct research and publish/prepare for publication a significant work in the field of nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation or related field and (2) contribute to ongoing research and programmatic activities at VCDNP.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct research projects in the area of nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation and other relevant topics and publish/prepare a substantial manuscript for publication.
  • Publish articles and op-eds on non-proliferation issues.
  • Give lectures or briefings on disarmament and non-proliferation topics to practitioners participating in the VCDNP programs, visitors to the Center, interns, and others.
  • Assist with ongoing Center projects.
  • Present research results at conferences and workshops.

Other Duties

  • Performs other related duties as requested.


The search is open in regard to topic and region, as long as the proposed research is related to nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation. Ph.D. must be in hand before arrival. However, a pre-doctoral fellowship for advanced Ph.D. students will also be considered. Faculty and researchers on sabbatical with a Ph.D. or equivalent are welcome to apply.

Deadlines, Duration, and Additional Information

This is a 9 to 12-month unpaid position that requires physical presence in Vienna, Austria.

Appointment date: flexible.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Physical Effort/Environment

The VCDNP maintains a smoke-free and drug-free workplace. Position requires light to moderate physical effort and the ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time.

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit a resume or C.V., cover letter, a 3-5 page research project proposal, three letters of recommendations, writing samples, and other supporting documents you wish to include. Please note that application materials must be sent electronically to: