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M.A. Degree in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies (MANPTS), The Monterey Institute of International Studies

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Princeton University
Nuclear Futures Laboratory
Professional Specialist Position
A professional specialist position is available with Princeton University’s Nuclear Futures Laboratory, an initiative of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the Program on Science and Global Security of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. The candidate will oversee and support a new project on small modular nuclear reactors assessing the proliferation risks of this emerging technology and analyzing the demand for it among developing countries. Applicants should have a PhD in engineering or the physical sciences and must have expertise in nuclear-reactor and fuel-cycle analysis. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise on emerging nuclear power programs, such as those of India or China, experience in energy-systems modeling, and policy issues related to one or more of these areas. The initial appointment will be for one year, with the possibility of extension based upon satisfactory performance. The salary will be determined on a case-by-case basis commensurate with experience. Applicants should apply online at https://jobs.princeton.edu and submit  a cover letter, resume, 2–3 sample publications and contact information for three references. Application review begins March 1, 2012, and continues until position is filled. Individuals with evidence of experience in the prescribed areas are encouraged to apply.   Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations.

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M.A. Degree in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies (MANPTS), The Monterey Institute of International Studies

The Monterey Institute of International Studies has launched a new M.A. degree in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies (MANPTS) This degree, the first of its kind in the United States, prepares students for careers in analyzing, preventing, and responding to terrorist threats and the spread of weapons of mass destruction.

Courses for this degree will be taught by faculty of the Graduate School of International Policy and Management; by policy, scientific, and technical specialists in the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) and the Monterey Terrorism Research and Education Program (MonTREP); and by experts invited from international organizations, government agencies, the private sector, and leading universities all over the world.

Students in this M.A. program may also gain practical experience through internships at international organizations or work as research assistants at CNS (cns.miis.edu) and MonTREP (www.miis.edu/academics/researchcenters/terrorism).

Placement assistance from our Center for Advising and Career Services helps graduating students find professional positions in government agencies and international organizations dedicated to combating terrorism or the spread of WMD as well as private firms specializing in security research, corporate security, or related fields.

For more information on this exciting new opportunity for professional education, please see the MANPTS page on the Monterey Institute (www.miis.edu/academics/programs/npts/) or email program chair Fred Wehling ([email protected]) or enrollment manager Devin Lueddeke ([email protected]).


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Posted: April 21, 2008