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Open Postdoctoral position, faculty mentor Robb Willer

Important Info

Faculty Sponsor (Last, First Name): 
Willer, Robb
Department Name: 
Stanford’s New Polarization and Social Change Lab
Postdoc Appointment Term: 
1 year with possibility of renewal
Appointment Start Date: 
Fall 2019
How to Submit Application Materials: 

Please submit all application materials to Chrystal Redekopp (polarizationlab@stanford.edu) with "POSTDOC: Polarization and Social Change " in the subject line. Letters of reference should be submitted separately.
 
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin on Dec. 15, 2018.

Postdoctoral Research Associate: Polarization and Social Change
Stanford’s New Polarization and Social Change Lab (PI: Robb Willer) has an opening for a postdoctoral researcher, to begin in Fall of 2019.  We seek an innovative, accomplished scholar who has, or expects, a PhD in sociology, psychology, political science, or a related field and who has an interest in working in a problem-focused, multidisciplinary, multi-method context with diverse collaborators.
 
The Postdoctoral Associate will be responsible for co-designing and leading research projects in one or more of the following areas: political polarization; framing, messaging, and persuasion; social movement mobilization; and online political interaction and diffusion. Expertise in any of a range of research methods is valued, including survey experiments, field experiments, social network analysis, and analysis of data from online sources. 
 
Mentorship Structure
The position will be supervised by Prof. Robb Willer and will involve collaborating with PhD students, staff, and faculty affiliated with the lab. Mentorship of the Postdoctoral Associate will be structured according to research and professional interests.
 
Funding Details
The Postdoctoral Associate will have a 1 year appointment, with possibility of renewal. Along with a stipend, the position includes funds for some research expenses, plus certain medical, dental, vision, and life insurance coverage through Stanford's Postdoctoral Scholars benefits program.

Required Qualifications: 
  • Applicants should have or expect to have a PhD by September 1st, 2019.
  • Relevant research in sociology, psychology, political science, or a related field.
  • Experience designing and carrying out rigorous research in one or several of the following areas: survey experiments, field experiments, social network analysis, and analysis of data from online sources.
  • Interest in working in a multidisciplinary, multi-method context with diverse collaborators.
  • Demonstrated excellence in written and oral communication.
  • Interest in communicating research findings to diverse audiences, including non-academic audiences.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Intellectual creativity and innovation
  • Intellectual and practical autonomy
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
Required Application Materials: 
  • CV
  • Statement of interest (maximum 1.5 pages)
  • 2 letters of reference (letters of reference should be submitted separately)

 

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.