RESEARCH SCIENTIST, Political Science, to advance the research agenda and mission of the MIT Governance Lab (MIT GOV/LAB) . Responsibilities will include conducting rigorous research to support the dynamic needs of practitioners, high-level leaders in the field, and global partners of MIT GOV/LAB; participating in an exceptional global ecosystem of academics, practitioners, and students; supporting MIT GOV/LAB's mission and strategic development through interactive sessions at events with donors, partners, and high-level leaders in the field; partnering with civil society and other established leaders in the field to define evidence-based frameworks that are practical and specific to the governance and accountability fields; delivering impact and value through exceptionally high quality research and funder/partner interactions; publishing research findings via internal and external channels; and running learning sessions and executive education-like workshops with senior leaders.
The MIT GOV/LAB is a research group in the Political Science Department that conducts research on government accountability and citizen engagement. GOV/LAB develops collaborative research projects with civil society organizations and their funders that aim to specify how their work makes a difference, and contributes to scholarly knowledge about social science theories of participation and accountability.
REQUIRED: Ph.D. in political science, public policy, public administration, or related field; at least ten years of postdoctoral experience in practitioner world with demonstrated expertise developing country contexts; strong practitioner-oriented learning, monitoring, and evaluation research experience drawn from projects and relationships with high-level practitioners and leaders in the field; and a strong publication record. Job #15324
MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.
The mission of MIT is to advance knowledge and educate students in science, technology and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century whether the focus is cancer, energy, economics or literature