Join the team at SNF Agora

Faculty Positions:

SNF Agora Institute Open Rank Political Economy Faculty Position

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University is conducting an open-rank search for faculty in any discipline (with a particular focus on economics) who focus on questions of political economy, with particular attention to scholars whose work focuses on the economic forces shaping, interacting with (including resulting from), making possible, or challenging the realization of pluralistic democracy in global contexts and the U.S. We are particularly interested in scholars who do work related to climate change.

The SNF Agora Institute is a new, multi-disciplinary initiative that integrates research, teaching, and practice to strengthen global democracy by improving and expanding civic engagement and inclusive dialogue. A key part of our work entails transforming scholarly insights into usable knowledge for civic and political actors who can enable real-world change, and we are particularly interested in scholars who are thinking creatively about how to do this. Housed in the university’s Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the SNF Agora Institute at JHU will serve as a leading forum bringing together experts from a range of fields—including but not limited to economics, political science, sociology, history, neuroscience, psychology, philosophy and ethics. Click here for more information or to apply. 

Staff Positions:

Senior Associate Director of Development

The Director of Development (DOD), SNF Agora Institute will work in a highly collaborative manner with academic, administrative, and development leaders across the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and within the Johns Hopkins University community to grow philanthropic resources dedicated to the faculty, programming, and operations of the SNF Agora Institute. This individual will be responsible for developing a cohesive fundraising program that leverages internal and external partnerships and drives innovative strategies for donor identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship to achieve fundraising and programmatic goals. Click here for a full job description or to apply!

Fellowship Opportunities:

AMS–SNF Agora Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics (AMS), and the SNF Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University seek a postdoctoral fellow to work at the interface of data science and democracy. The position is intended for a mathematical scientist at an early stage of their career, and is ideal for someone who wishes to pursue an interdisciplinary academic position or a decision support position in the nonprofit or government sectors. Jointly funded by AMS and SNF Agora, the fellowship begins July 1, 2021, and can be renewed for up to a total of two years. The postdoc will teach three courses in AMS over two years, will work on joint research projects in AMS and SNF Agora, and will have faculty mentors in both AMS and SNF Agora.  The position carries an annual salary of $65,000. Click her for a full job description or to apply!


Graduate Student Fellowship

The SNF Agora Institute is seeking graduate student fellows to work with faculty and research teams on the specific projects. These fellowships are designed to deepen the training and scholarship of PhD students at Johns Hopkins University, and broaden the scholarly community at the SNF Agora Institute by supporting students to join us for one year. Please visit our Graduate Student Fellowship page for specific opportunities, as well as skills, interests, and research capacities needed for each position. Click here for more information or to apply!


Johns Hopkins is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The university is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Consistent with the university’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will assess the comprehensive qualifications of each applicant.