Stanford University, Political Science

Position ID:Stanford-Political Science-AP_POSTDOC [#13604]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Fellow (Stanford University)
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Stanford, California 94305-6044, United States [map]
Subject Area: Political Science / American Politics
Appl Deadline:2019/05/15help popup finished (2019/05/22, finished 2019/11/17)
Position Description:    

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

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. The term would be one year.

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; advanced R skills; experience managing datasets; writing robust, maintainable code (using Github); attention to detail.

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

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.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
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Further Info:
616 Serra Street, Encina Hall West, Room 100
Stanford, CA 94305-6044

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