Stanford University, Polarization and Social Change Lab

Position ID:Stanford University-Polarization and Social Change Lab-POSTDOC [#23917]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Stanford, California 94305, United States
Subject Areas: Psychology / Social Psychology
Political Psychology
Political Science / political psychology
Appl Deadline:2023/01/11 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/12/02, listed until 2023/01/11)
Position Description:    

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Postdoctoral Research Scholar: Polarization and Social Change Lab Stanford’s Polarization and Social Change Lab (PI: Robb Willer) is recruiting a postdoctoral researcher, to begin in Fall of 2023. We seek an innovative, accomplished scholar who has, or expects, a PhD in psychology, sociology, political science, economics, or a related field and who has an interest in working in a problem-focused, multidisciplinary, multi-method context with diverse collaborators. The Postdoctoral Scholar will be responsible for co-designing and leading research projects in one or more of the following substantive areas: persuasion, views of inequality, polarization, messaging, social movement mobilization, climate change attitudes, public opinion regarding major social problems, and online political behavior. Expertise in any of a range of quantitative research methods is valued, with a particular emphasis on field experiments, large-scale survey experiments testing many interventions in parallel, and computational methods (e.g., text analysis, social network analysis).

Mentorship Structure: The Polarization and Social Change Lab has a strong culture of collaboration with, support for, and mentorship of early career scholars. The position will be supervised by Prof. Robb Willer and will involve collaborating with PhD students, post-docs, faculty, and research staff affiliated with the lab. Mentorship of the Postdoctoral Scholar will be structured according to research and professional interests.

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that values rigorous inquiry, diverse perspectives, experiences, backgrounds, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange.

Required Qualifications: Applicants should have or expect to have a PhD by September 1st, 2023. Relevant research in psychology, sociology, political science, economics, or a related field. Experience designing and carrying out rigorous research in one or several of the following areas: field experiments, survey experiments, and computational methods (e.g, text analysis, social network analysis). Interest in working in a multidisciplinary, multi-method context with diverse collaborators. Demonstrated excellence in written and oral communication. Interest in communicating research findings to diverse audiences, including non-academic audiences. Preferred Qualifications:

Intellectual creativity and innovation Methodological rigor Intellectual and practical autonomy Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills Required Application Materials: CV Statement of interest (maximum 1.5 pages) 2-3 attached writing samples 2 letters of reference (letters of reference should be submitted separately)

Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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Contact: Chrystal Redekopp
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450 Serra Mall
Building 120, Room 160
Stanford, CA 94305
Web Page: https://postdocs.stanford.edu/prospective/opportunities/open-postdoctoral-position-faculty-mentor-robb-willer