Duke University, Sociology

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Position ID:Duke-Sociology-POSTDOC [#13147]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Area: Health / U.S Health Disparities
Appl Deadline:2019/03/01* finished (2019/01/18, finished 2019/03/22, listed until 2019/03/01)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The Department of Sociology at Duke University invites applicants for a Postdoctoral Associate in the study of U.S. health disparities. In addition to pursuing their own research agenda, we seek applicants with outstanding quantitative skills to work with Dr. Jen’nan Read on research projects related to racial/ethnic, immigrant, and gender health disparities. Preference will be given to candidates who have knowledge and interest in integrating social and biosocial approaches. Successful candidates will be comfortable with the management of large datasets and advanced statistical modeling and have completed a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline before beginning the appointment. The initial one-year appointment will begin July 1, 2019 with the possibility of renewal for up to three years based on satisfactory performance. Candidates appointed for a 2nd or 3rd year will be expected to teach one undergraduate course in the Department of Sociology. In addition to a competitive annual salary, the Postdoctoral Associate will have access to office space, computer equipment, and $1,500 annual travel/research funds. Qualifications: ● Ph.D. in a relevant social science (e.g., sociology, public policy, demography, economics) or related quantitative social science ● Strong quantitative analytical skills, particularly with large, population-level datasets ● Demonstrated proficiency with statistical programs such as R or STATA ● Ability to work independently as well as part of a research team ● Experience with the social determinants of health literature ● Preference for candidates who can integrate social and biological/health sciences approaches ● Experience using and managing large datasets (e.g., HRS, NHIS, NHANES, etc.) ● Commitment to academic diversity, equity, and inclusion 

 Submit a cover letter and c.v. with the names of three references. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until March 1st.

Duke is committed to encouraging and sustaining work and learning environments that are free from harassment and prohibited discrimination. Duke prohibits discrimination and harassment in the administration of both its employment and educational policies. Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Duke also makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire, and promote qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

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Sociology and Global Health
Duke University
417 Chapel Drive
Durham, NC 27708

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