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This position is in the Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government, and Public Policy and involves working with a team of faculty members from the Department of Political Science with expertise on projects that combine spatial data and conflict research.
This position is for the Danforth Campus in the School of Arts and Sciences.
The Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government, and Public Policy at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship (with possible renewal for one additional year) with expertise on projects that combine spatial data and conflict research. The fellow will work under the supervision of Professors David Carter and William Nomikos. This appointment begins officially on July 1, 2020. The Postdoctoral Research Associate will be expected to work approximately 30 hours per week on the projects of supervising faculty.
We are looking for an outstanding and curious scholar interested in conducting research on topics related to international conflict and/or intra-state conflict. The candidate must possess the methodological skills necessary to develop complex spatial measures using software such as ArcGIS and R. Fellows are expected to be in residence during the fellowship period and to participate in the intellectual life of the Department of Political Science along with the other units of Washington University relevant to the Fellow’s research interests. Fellows will work together in a collaborative setting with a team of faculty members on research projects related to the study of conflict toward the production of jointly published scholarly research. The fellow will be expected to work on collaborative projects with the supervising faculty, but will also have time for his or her own projects. There are no teaching or service obligations.
Ph.D. degree and training in political science or a related field. Candidates must have received their Ph.D. degree after July 1, 2017. For candidates finishing their Ph.D. in 2020, all requirements of the degree must be finished no later than June 30, 2020.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Completed applications must include a curriculum vitae, one writing sample (single authored; demonstrates both research interests and technical skills), and the contact information for three references (note: letters not required at this stage). We will interview finalists by Skype. The application deadline is January 24, 2020.
Applications and supporting documentation must be submitted electronically. Please visit the Washington University Human Resources web page (http://hr.wustl.edu/opportunities/Pages/default.aspx) and search for job requisition number 46410. Candidates should create an account, complete the application form and upload a CV and supporting materials. Please follow the directions below for uploading documents to your profile.
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You may upload your documents as one file or individual files. Letters of reference and questions should be e-mailed to David Carter (firstname.lastname@example.org) or William Nomikos (email@example.com).
Base pay commensurate with experience.
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