Vanderbilt University, Political Science

Program ID:Vandy-PSCI-VU-PDF [#24178]
Program Title: Center for Effective Lawmaking & Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy Postdoctoral Fellow
Program Type:Fellowship or award
Program Location:Nashville, Tennessee 37203, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Political Science / Constitutional Law
Appl Deadline:2023/02/28 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2023/01/17, finished 2023/09/02, listed until 2023/07/17)
Program Description:    

*** this program has been closed. ***

The Department of Political Science at Vanderbilt University invites applications for a postdoctoral research position. In addition to carrying out his or her own research, the appointee will collaborate with a Vanderbilt Political Science faculty member, Alan Wiseman, on research related to the Center for Effective Lawmaking in its ongoing state legislatures lawmaking effectiveness project. The Fellow will also collaborate with the Executive Director of the Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy to help advance its research and outreach mission. Strong quantitative, communication, and project management skills are required. Fluency in web scraping, database construction and management, and large-sample quantitative data analysis techniques are likewise required. Research expertise in American state legislative politics is desirable.

Applications are welcome from scholars who have received their doctoral degrees within the three years prior to the start of the fellowship, or who will complete their Ph.D. by August 1, 2023. This position involves a year of supported research at Vanderbilt University starting August 16, 2023. There is no teaching requirement associated with the appointment. Successful candidates will be given a competitive salary, health care benefits, computing resources, and a research fund. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups, in particular, are encouraged to apply. Vanderbilt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Candidates should submit a vita, a cover letter, and a two-page proposal for how you would like to contribute to the Center for Effective Lawmaking while serving as a postdoctoral fellow. Please review for more information about the Center. A graduate school transcript, a writing sample, three letters of reference, and a diversity statement (highlighting the candidate’s commitment and potential contributions to a diverse and inclusive environment) are also required. Applicants should submit materials electronically through Interfolio using this link: Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, but priority will be given to those received before February 1, 2023.

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Postal Mail:
230 Appleton Place
PMB 505
Nashville, TN 37203-5721
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