Postdoctoral Fellow - Political Science

Job Description & Qualification

Stanford University
Postdoctoral Fellow - Political Science

Professors Douglas Rivers, David Brady and Morris Fiorina seek a postdoctoral fellow for assistance and collaboration on a project analyzing recent trends in turnout, partisanship, and electoral behavior utilizing a unique dataset with tens of millions of survey interviews conducted since 2004. Primary responsibilities include management and analysis of large datasets as well as the design of new data collection. Start Date: July or August, 2019. The term would be one year.

QUALIFICATIONS: Strong candidates will have their Ph.D. completed prior to the start of the appointment; a thesis and/or research papers focusing on American elections; knowledge of survey statistics, multilevel modeling, and Bayesian inference; strong R programming skills, including Tidyverse packages; experience managing datasets; writing robust, maintainable code (using Github); attention to detail.

SALARY RANGE: Competitive.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications must be submitted through Academic Jobs Online - and include the following information:

1. Cover letter detailing the reasons for the applicant's interest
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Writing sample consisting of either a dissertation chapter or a recent published paper
4. R code sample
5. Graduate Transcript showing that all the requirements for the Ph.D. have been completed, or a letter from the Ph.D. advisor stating they will do so by July 2019
6. Two Letters of Recommendation

Application Deadline: May 15, 2019

Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity. It welcomes nominations of, and applications from, women, members of minority groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the university's research, teaching and clinical missions.

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Job ID

ID: J5104