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Social Science Post-Baccalaureate Scholar

Dartmouth College
New Hampshire, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Feb 15, 2024

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Social Science Post-Baccalaureate Scholar

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Not an SEIU Position

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Regular Full Time w/end date

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M-F 8:00-5:00

Location of Position

Hanover, NH

Remote Work Eligibility?

Onsite only

Is this a term position?


If yes, length of term in months.


Is this a grant funded position?


Position Purpose

To collaborate with and independently support faculty with all stages of qualitative and/or quantitative research and in support of pedagogy in the social sciences. Research responsibilities may include (i) programming to construct and validate data, undertake analyses, and estimate quantitative models; (ii) collecting and analyzing archival or ethnographic information, and (iii) communication of qualitative and/or quantitative research in writing, including internal write-ups as well as assistance drafting and editing papers for publication. Pedagogical responsibilities may include serving as a teaching assistant for one course per term.


Required Qualifications - Education and Yrs Exp

Bachelors plus 1-2 year(s) of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience

Required Qualifications - Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

Stata programming experience.
Ability to work independently.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

A long-term interest in pursuing research related to inequality.
An interest in pursuing a PhD in economics or a related discipline.

Department Contact for Recruitment Inquiries

Ethan Lewis

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Department Contact for Cover Letter and Title

Ethan Lewis

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Equal Opportunity Employer

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

Background Check

Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, conduct review, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Is driving a vehicle (e.g. Dartmouth vehicle or off road vehicle, rental car, personal car) an essential function of this job?

Not an essential function

Special Instructions to Applicants

This position is funded by a grant. Continuation is based upon available funds.

This position is a 12-month term position.

Dartmouth College has a Tobacco-Free Policy. Smoking and the use of tobacco-based products (including smokeless tobacco) are prohibited in all facilities, grounds, vehicles or other areas owned, operated or occupied by Dartmouth College with no exceptions. For details, please see our policy.

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Key Accountabilities


• Assist with management of research team, including mentorship of undergraduate students
• Track and report on project tasks and progress
• Coordinate and provide feedback to undergraduate research assistants

Percentage Of Time



Communication of research
• Conduct literature reviews and background research for grant proposals and academic papers
• Summarize data analyses in writing for grant proposals and academic papers
• Generate detailed documentation and open-access code that other researchers can use to replicate, update, and extend data construction and analysis
• Assist with drafting and editing papers for publication

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Teaching Assistance
· Identifying, reviewing, and organizing curricular content
· Preparation of classroom materials
· Participation in the presentation and review of curriculum
· Assistance in evaluating assignments

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Data Visualization
· Prepare appropriate and understandable representations of data such as graphs, charts, tables, and summary statistics

Analysis and Statistical Inference:
· Undertake descriptive and inferential data analyses
· Identify, troubleshoot, and propose potential solutions to problems that arise in the process of data analysis

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Data Collection, Wrangling, and Analysis
· Collect data via archival research, oral histories, interviews, review of primary source literature, and/or design and implementation of surveys
· Write data scripts to read in, clean, and analyze datasets including large and sometimes raw or unstructured files
· Assemble, organize, and clean data in preparation for analysis.
· Undertake analysis, trial-and-error, and cross-validation to ensure consistency and quality in data construction

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Analysis and Statistical Inference
· Undertake descriptive and inferential data analyses
· Identify, troubleshoot, and propose potential solutions to problems that arise in the process of data analysis

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Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others.


Performs other duties as assigned.
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