Duke University, Department of Political Science

Position ID:Duke-Department of Political Science-RASR [#18205]
Position Title: Research Associate, Sr
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Area: Political Science / Economics
Appl Deadline:2021/03/04 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2021/02/25, listed until 2021/03/04)
Position Description:    

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DevLab@Duke and the Political Science Department are hiring for a full-time Research Associate, Sr. The position will begin summer of 2021 and run for one year. This appointment is a nine-month contract that allows for grant-funded supplemental salary. The chief responsibilities of this position include: •Significant engagement with the Machine Learning for Peace project, including research on civic space, authoritarian influence abroad, and the role of media in politics. Required skills involve familiarity with natural language processing, forecasting, report preparation, and a capacity to engage at a high-level with policy audiences. •Significant oversight, endline design, and analysis for the Resiliency+ project. This is an ongoing randomized control trial that works with Cambodian NGOs to increase their capacity to thrive in a context of constricted civic space. •Organization and management of weekly DevLab meetings. •New project development, including writing funding proposals across a range of potential research activities bearing on governance and development economics. Competitive candidates will be able to play a PI or co-PI role on at least some of the projects.

Compensation is competitive and will correspond with qualifications and experience.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest describing their experience and research agenda, a curriculum vitae, graduate school transcript, a writing sample, and the names and contacts of three references.

Duke University is located in Durham, North Carolina. Durham and the surrounding Research Triangle are home to several major universities and a booming cultural life. 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 identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

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Further Info:
Political Science
Box 90204
Durham, NC

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