The Program in Quantitative Social Science (QSS) at Dartmouth College is pleased to announce that it is searching for a postdoctoral fellow for the 2020-21 academic year. QSS is an interdisciplinary program that integrates modern statistical, computational, and mathematical tools with social science questions. Fellows should be highly motivated, collegial, and able to work independently on a research agenda that is grounded in quantitative social science. We are especially interested in candidates whose research agendas are closely related to those of QSS-affiliated faculty and/or other scholars on campus (for more, see e.g. https://qss.dartmouth.edu/people).
During the 2020-21 academic year, QSS fellows will participate in the intellectual life of the program by interacting with each other, with QSS faculty, and with undergraduate students pursuing a minor or major in QSS. Fellows will also attend seminars and workshops and are expected to present their own research on a regular basis. There are many postdoctoral fellows at Dartmouth College, and QSS fellows will be part of a large community on campus. Postdoctoral fellows are guaranteed one year of funding with opportunities to extend funding for an additional year.
The annual stipend for each QSS fellow is $50,000. Each fellow also receives a one-time $5,000 account for equipment, travel, and research materials. Fellows teach one course per year in Dartmouth’s quarter system on a subject to be determined in consultation with the QSS chair. Fellows may also have the opportunity to teach further courses and would be compensated for any additional courses they choose to teach (to be determined in consultation with the Associate Dean).
Dartmouth is highly committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive population of students, faculty, and staff. QSS is especially interested in applicants who are able to work effectively with students, faculty, and staff from all backgrounds, including but not limited to: racial and ethnic minorities, women, individuals who identify with LGBTQ + communities, individuals with disabilities, individuals from lower income backgrounds, and /or first generation college graduates. Applicants should state in their cover letter how their teaching, research, service, and/or life experiences prepare them to advance Dartmouth’s commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Ph.D. in any social science or related discipline, expected or granted by September 2021.
Substantive interest in any social science field, with preference given to candidates who demonstrate substantial overlap and interest working with QSS faculty and affiliates or other Dartmouth faculty.
Research interests that strongly intersect statistical, computational, or mathematical methods
A proven ability to work both independently and collaboratively
A demonstrated interest in interdisciplinary research
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