The Department of Political Science at the University of Iowa is seeking a postdoctoral scholar with expertise in political behavior or public policy, quantitative data analysis, and data science. The position is for the 2021-22 academic year (with an option to continue for AY 2022-23). Review of applications will begin on May 1 and continue until the position is filled.
This research area of this position is US politics and policy, including election laws/administration. Applicants should have experience working with survey and/or population data, advanced quantitative methods skills, and experience with the management of large datasets. The postdoc will also be able to pursue research of his or her own and is encouraged to participate in the intellectual life of the department and university, including working with graduate student researchers. The position provides $2,500 in research support, with the opportunity to apply for additional funding.
This position is 75% time with a salary of $40,320 over 9 months. Start date approximately 8/18/2021 until 5/12/2022 with possibility of extension.
Key duties: Researcher with expertise in political behavior or public policy, quantitative data analysis, and data science. The research area of this position is US politics and policy, including election laws/administration. Applicants should have experience working with survey and/or population data, advanced quantitative methods skills, and experience with the management of large datasets.
To apply, please submit a cover letter that includes a description of your current research and expertise; a curriculum vitae (including experience with software programs/coding); writing sample; and three letters of recommendation.
The Department of Political Science and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are strongly committed to diversity; the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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