Samuel DuBois Cook Center On Social Equity, Duke University

Position ID:Duke University-Samuel DuBois Cook Center On Social Equity-POSTDOC [#12721]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27705, United States
Subject Area: Economics / Any Area of Inequality
Appl Deadline:2018/11/19 (posted 2018/11/08, listed until 2018/11/19)
Position Description:    

Job Title: Postdoctoral Associate for Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University

Job Code: 3820 Job Family: JF 27

Occupational Summary

Conduct independent research activities under the guidance of William Darity, director of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity and Professor of Economics and Public Policy and Cook Center Statistician and Demographer Dr. Eugenia Conde-Dudding in preparation for a full time academic or research career.

Work Performed

Work with the research team of the National Asset Scorecard on Communities of Color (NASCC) project to analyze wealth positions at the intersection of race, ethnicity, gender and other variables. The NASCC survey was developed to supplement existing national datasets that collect information on household wealth in the United States but rarely collect data that is disaggregated by specific national origin. The NASCC survey data help provide a greater understanding of the economic well-being of people of color in targeted cities across the United States. Compliance with all applicable University and departmental policies and procedures.

Required Qualifications at this Level
Ph.D. in economics or closely related field

Advanced knowledge of research and statistical methodologies, including population-based survey research design and methods

Proficiency in R, SAS, or STATA

Experience working across a diverse range of social science projects focused on inequality Solid knowledge of theoretical frameworks related to social inequalities Excellent analytical, organizational and problem solving skills

Ability to work independently and as a member of a multidisciplinary team

Preferred Qualifications

Record of publications in peer review journals

Experience performing multilevel modeling, structural equation modeling, longitudinal data analysis, endogeneity and instrumental variable estimation.

Application Requirements

Cover Letter and Writing Sample: In the cover letter, describe the following points: 1) why you are interested in this position; 2) your research foci and experience in the study of social inequalities; 2) your statistical and methodological skills and expertise; 3) your career goals after postdoctoral experience.

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.
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Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
Further Info:
https://socialequity.duke.edu
email
919-681-9269
 
Campus Box 104407
Durham, NC 27708

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