Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Political Science

Position ID:MIT-Political Science-MEDSLPDOC [#19756]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Fellow
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, United States [map]
Subject Area: Politics
Appl Deadline:2021/12/31 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/09/24, finished 2022/07/02, listed until 2022/03/24)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

The MIT Election Data and Science Lab is searching for a postdoctoral fellow who will participate in the research in the lab. The preferred starting date is June 1, 2022, although earlier starting dates can be negotiated. Initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance and available funding. The application deadline is December 1.

This postdoctoral fellow will participate in research at the lab, but is particularly expected to participate in projects related to understanding access to voting among underserved and minority communities. The postdoc will contribute to the lab’s ongoing research projects, which touch broadly on issues of election science, election reform, and election administration. The fellow will participate in ongoing lab research in addition to pursuing a plan of research of his or her own design. Applicants should be qualified to help oversee research that utilizes quantitative methods appropriate for modeling and analyzing election results. Applicants should hold a PhD, or be nearly finished, in Political Science or a related discipline.

Please submit a letter of application that includes (1) proposed research plan for the fellowship, (2) a statement about progress toward completion of the dissertation, (3) curriculum vitae, (4) writing sample, and (4) three letters of recommendation by December 1, 2021.

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin. MIT’s full policy on Nondiscrimination can be found here.

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Further Info:
Department of Political Science
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139