Researcher in Digital Government

New York, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Jul 19, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Researcher in Digital Government 

About University at Albany:
Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany's broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages a diverse student body of more than 17,900 students in nine schools and colleges across three campuses. 

Located in Albany, New York, New York State's capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City and the Adirondacks.

Job Description:
The Center for Technology in Government (CTG UAlbany) at the University at Albany, State University of New York is looking for a Researcher in Digital Government to provided research support to CTG UAlbany. The position will be hired for a one-year period starting on or before September 1, 2021.

The position is 12-month with the possibility of renewal dependent on success, progress, and availability of future funding. CTG invites applications from emergent researchers with an interest in the fields of public administration and digital government, broadly defined. The candidate will be selected based on her/his qualifications and how s/he can contribute to CTG's research agenda. The position will report to CTG's Associate Research Director.

  Main responsibilities

  • Participate in the design and execution of field research
  • Coordinate project activities and administrative tasks
  • Evaluate research design alternatives
  • Conduct literature reviews, data collection, and data analysis
  • Present and report research results both internally and at academic conferences
  • Participate in academic and other publications
  • Supervise research assistants
  • Maintain the integrity of data resources

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. degree, preferably in public administration and/or digital government. Other related PhDs within the social sciences will be considered. Extraordinarily, exceptional candidates who have not received their Ph.D. before August 1, 2021, may be eligible to apply
  • Experience in preparing research proposals and managing research projects
  • Experience in research projects using socio-technical views and rigorous research designs (with demonstrated knowledge of quantitative and/or qualitative social science research methods). Topics of interest include but are not limited to information policy and management, government IT and public value, information sharing, smart cities, open government, policy informatics, and data analytics, mobile government, and broadband
  • Excellent English oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work with culturally diverse populations

 Preferred Qualifications  

  • One or two years of experience in a similar position
  • A second language, preferably Spanish
  • A publication record in peer-reviewed journals and conferences
  • Experience in government settings and/or involving information technology use

Additional Information:
Professional Rank and Salary Range: Research Assistant, R3; $60,000
International candidates are encouraged to apply.

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Application Instructions:
Applicants MUST submit the following documents:

  • Resume/CV
  • Statement of interest
  • Two writing samples
  • Names and contact information for three references

Note: After submitting your resume/CV, the subsequent pages give you instructions for uploading additional documents (i.e. cover letter etc.). 

Closing date for receipt of applications: August 12, 2021