Duke University, Sanford School of Public Policy - NRR

Position ID:Duke-SSPP-NRR-POSTDOC [#20954, 3820]
Position Title: Post Doctoral Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Area: Public Policy
Appl Deadline:2022/02/28 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/01/13, listed until 2022/02/28)
Position Description:    

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Duke University
Sanford School of Public Policy
Post Doctoral Associate

Domestic climate politics in the United States 

Dr. Nicholas Carnes, Creed C. Black Associate Professor of Public Policy and Political Science at Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy, seeks a full-time post-doctoral associate to collaborate on and provide support for two endeavors. The post-doctoral associate will work Dr. Carnes on the topic of domestic climate politics in the U.S. and, secondarily, on the representation of working-class citizens in electoral democracies. 

Dr. Carnes is looking for an advanced and creative post-doctoral associate who has interests in domestic climate politics in the US. Doctoral training in the study of US politics is required, as is prior research or professional experience on the topic of domestic climate politics in the US. Training in the field of political science a plus, as is prior research on descriptive representation and/or the economic backgrounds of politicians. 

The candidate should be available to start work in summer 2022. The post-doc will be expected to work 50% (20 hours per week) for Dr. Carnes and 50% (20 hours per week) on their own independent research and other activities. Co-authorship would be warmly welcome if it is agreeable to both, but it is not required.

  • Meet weekly with Dr. Carnes 
  • Work 20 hours per week
  • Coordinate and manage a research team consisting of undergraduates and graduate students 
  • Collect and clean data 
  • Conduct field work
  • Discuss and critique research designs 
  • Doctoral training in the study of US politics 
  • Research on and/or professional experience in domestic climate politics in the US 
  • An active program of research that includes significant attention to domestic climate politics in the US
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; high level of attention to detail 

Salary will be $60,000.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; applications received by February 3rd will be guaranteed full consideration.

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Further Info:
Duke University
Sanford School of Public Policy
201 Science Drive
Durham, NC 27708