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Arizona State University
Arizona, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Sep 21, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Other Science & Technology
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Non-Tenured Track
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Postdoctoral Research Scholar Arizona State University (ASU)

The Center for Science, Technology and Environmental Policy Studies (CSTEPS)


The Center for Science, Technology and Environmental Policy Studies (CSTEPS), based in the School of Public Affairs ( at Arizona State University (ASU), invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Scholar position to begin immediately.


This is a full-time, 12-month position, (1.0 FTE), benefits-eligible, year-to-year appointment. Renewal is possible on an annual basis contingent upon satisfactory performance, the continued availability of funding, and the needs of the program. For additional information and policies regarding postdoctoral scholars at ASU, please see Salary is commensurate with experience. Individuals employed as Postdoctoral Research Scholar may not hold multiple, non-benefits eligible appointments at Arizona State University.


The successful candidate would be expected to collaborate with CSTEPS faculty and students, conduct research, initiate new funded research projects, and publish results via conferences, policy documents, and academic publications. The Postdoctoral Research Assistant will be engaged in research design, research production, and social and professional activities. Research activities involve development and administration of surveys and interviews, integration and analysis of collected data, grant development and submission, assistance with project reports and administration, and other related activities.


The Center for Science, Technology and Environmental Policy Studies: CSTEPS promotes collaborative research among faculty, postdoctoral scholars, students, scientists, and practitioners on interdisciplinary problems related to science, technology, information and the environment. The Center places strong emphases on conducting policy relevant empirical research and on training new generations of policy professionals and academics.


CSTEPS research includes topics related to international science collaboration, scientific data exchange and governance, science workforce, environmental policy and science communication. Please see our current projects for more detail.


Essential Functions:

  • Research project design and administration
  • Oversee PhD student researchers
  • Collect quantitative and qualitative data
  • Data analysis and report writing
  • Assist in the development of future grant applications
  • Other research tasks as assigned


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Qualified candidates must have a Ph.D. or expected to receive a Ph.D. by the start of the

appointment; Ph.D. by time of appointment preferably in a science and technology discipline or other relevant fields including Science and Technology Policy, Science Communication, Program Evaluation

  • Ability to conduct mixed methods research with a deep understanding of science and technology




Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience and interest in science and technology policy, science communication, program

evaluation, and project management.

  • Strong scientific writing skills and have the skills to publish research findings in peer-reviewed journals highly preferred and present at national and international conferences.
  • The successful candidate will have strong research, communication, and teamwork skills.
  • Demonstrate commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as well as working with in broadly diverse settings/populations.


Application Procedure: To apply, visit

Candidates will be asked to submit the following through their Interfolio Dossier:
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Letter summarizing your interest in the position, statement of research agenda and career plans.
  • Information for three references (name, title, organization, email address, phone number). At least one reference needs to be a current and/or past supervisor.
  • Writing sample (published or unpublished) that best exemplifies your scholarly


Please direct questions to Lesley Michalegko, Project Coordinator, Center for Science, Technology and Environmental Policy Studies (CSTEPS), School of Public Affairs, Arizona State University, at


The initial application deadline is October 29, 2021, 3:00p.m. Arizona time. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool.  Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled.


A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. For more information on ASU’s policies, please see and


Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion:

The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University welcomes and encourages diversity.  We seek applicants and nominations from those who have experience teaching, mentoring, and developing research in ways that effectively address individuals from historically underrepresented backgrounds.  Our School, and indeed the entirety of our University, seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of our state, to maintain excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.  Arizona State University is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility, and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, political affiliation, Vietnam era veteran status or any other veteran’s status, or any other basis protected by law.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Arizona State University is a comprehensive public research university named #1 in the United States for innovation for the sixth consecutive year (, followed by #2 MIT.  We measure our success not by whom we exclude, but rather by whom we include and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural, and overall health of the communities we serve.


In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources.  ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at  You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.


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