The Department of Political Science at Vanderbilt University invites applications for a postdoctoral research position. In addition to carrying out his or her own research, the appointee will collaborate with a Vanderbilt Political Science faculty member, Alan Wiseman, on research related to the Center for Effective Lawmaking.
Strong quantitative, communication, and project management skills are required. Applications are welcome from scholars who have received their doctoral degrees within the three years prior to the start of the fellowship, or who will complete their PhD by August 1, 2022. This positions involves a year of supported research at Vanderbilt University starting August 16, 2022. There is no teaching requirement associated with the appointment. Successful candidates will be given a competitive salary, health care benefits, computing resources, and a research fund. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups, in particular, are encouraged to apply. Vanderbilt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Candidates should submit a vita, a cover letter, and a two-page proposal for how you would like to contribute to the Center for Effective Lawmaking while serving as a postdoctoral fellow. Please review www.thelawmakers.org for more information about the Center. A graduate school transcript, a writing sample, three letters of reference, and a diversity statement (highlighting the candidate’s commitment and potential contributions to a diverse and inclusive environment) are also required. Applicants should submit materials electronically through Interfolio using this link: https://apply.interfolio.com/97834. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, but priority will be given to those received before December 15, 2021.
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