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Open Postdoctoral position, faculty mentor Jennifer Pan

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Faculty Sponsor (Last, First Name): 
Pan, Jennifer
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How to Submit Application Materials: 

Please compress all the materials into a zip file named after your last name (e.g. and submit it at this link.  Applications will only be accepted through this link.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. The PIs will review the first round materials on May 1 – so please submit your application as soon as possible.

Full-Time Postdoctoral Fellow
We, Jennifer Pan and Yiqing Xu, are looking to hire an outstanding and motivated full-time Postdoctoral Research Fellow. The position will be based at Stanford. The position will last for 2 years, starting in Fall 2019.
The postdoctoral fellow will work with us on various projects related to public preferences, media, and politics in China. The principal job of the postdoc will be to design and implement survey and experimental research. She or he will be involved in all aspects of the research, but with a particular emphasis on survey and experimental design, study implementation, data acquisition, and data analysis. Additionally, the postdoc will have the opportunity to work with large-scale textual data.
The postdoc will have the opportunity to co-author papers envisioned to appear in top journals that report on the results of the studies. Both PIs are committed to closely interacting with the research fellow.
The initial appointment will be for one year beginning between October and December 2019, with an expected renewal for a second year contingent on satisfactory performance and funding. Salary is competitive, and benefits are provided. 
Applicants who have questions about the position may contact Jennifer Pan (, Subject: Postdoc 2019).

Required Qualifications: 

1. The applicant will have completed a Ph.D. in a social science program, with a preference for Communication, Political Science, Economics, or Sociology.
2. The applicant should have a range of statistical skills, including graduate level knowledge of survey and experimental methods, data management, and data analysis. Experience in running and analyzing surveys and field experiments would be highly useful.
3. Excellent writing and communication skills in English are required.  Knowledge of Chinese politics, with native or near-native fluency in Chinese, will also be highly valued.

Required Application Materials: 

(1) Cover letter (your broad or specific research interests; your motivation for pursuing the position; and previous research experience)
(2) CV
(3) Unofficial graduate school transcripts
(4) Single-authored writing sample or a dissertation chapter. Additional papers may be requested at a later date.
Applicants should be prepared to complete a research design and data analysis exercise as part of the interview process.


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.