Boston University, Center for Innovation in Social Science

Position ID:BU-CISS-PDOCSCHOL [#23747]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Scholar
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Boston, Massachusetts 02215, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: All / social science
Appl Deadline:2022/12/12 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/11/16, listed until 2023/05/16)
Position Description:    

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The Center for Innovation in Social Science (CISS) in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) at Boston University welcomes applications for its inaugural cohort of Postdoctoral Scholars. CISS was established in 2021 to support, incubate, and promote innovative interdisciplinary research in the social sciences. The Center has more than 70 faculty affiliates spanning more than a dozen academic disciplines.

We invite promising early-career scholars from diverse disciplinary backgrounds to join a vibrant community committed to excellent innovative research and teaching; interdisciplinary scholarship; and advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the academy. Postdoctoral fellows will work closely with a faculty mentor and will participate in professional development workshops. The program is open to all scholars who employ social science theories or methods in their work, with priority given to outstanding scholars whose research spans disciplinary divisions.

The Postdoctoral Scholars program provides two years of support, with the option to apply for renewal for a third year. Postdoctoral Scholars receive an annual (12-month) stipend of $65,000, plus benefits. Scholars also receive an annual allowance of $3,000 for research expenses and a one-time computer allowance of up to $2,000. The Postdoctoral Scholars program start date is September 1, 2023.

Eligibility: Candidates must be early-career scholars who have completed (or will complete) their doctoral degree requirements between January 1, 2020 and September 1, 2023. Preference will be given to those candidates who have not yet held a postdoctoral position and who do not hold a tenure-track assistant professor faculty position. Additionally, candidates must be eligible to work in the United States.

To apply: Applicants are required to submit a cover letter; Curriculum Vitae; Statement of Research and Scholarly Goals; Diversity & Inclusion Statement; Teaching Statement/Philosophy; and the contact information for up to 3 reference letter writers (one letter must come from the applicant’s doctoral advisor). Please visit our website for complete details on program and application criteria. Any questions can be directed to

All applications and letters of recommendation should be submitted via Applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM EST on Monday, December 12, 2022.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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Further Info:
704 Commonwealth Ave, Room 502
Boston, MA 02215