Postdoc Appointment- Maxwell X Lab

Employer
Syracuse University
Location
New York, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Oct 15, 2019

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Public Administration & Policy, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Other Science & Technology, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Other Social & Behavioral Sciences, Political Science & International Relations, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job # 074399 Job Title Postdoc Appointment- Maxwell X Lab Location Syracuse, NY Pay Range Commensurate with Experience FLSA Status Exempt Hours

determined by department chair

Job Type Full-time Rank Post Doc Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code Not Applicable Job Description

The Maxwell X Lab in the Center for Policy Research ( CPR ) at Syracuse University invites applications for a Walters Postdoctoral Scholar. The Walters Postdoctoral Scholar should have training in behavioral science with applications for the public sector and/or training in public policy analysis with an interest in behavioral science. The Walters Postdoctoral Fellow will work with Professor Leonard Lopoo and other X Lab staff on behavioral interventions in the public sector and publish research on findings from these interventions. Preference will be given to candidates who have completed randomized controlled trials and who has established a search program designed to test how behavioral science can inform the public sector. In addition to assisting with randomized controlled trials (RCTs), the Walters Postdoctoral Scholar will work with researchers to conduct analyses of secondary data, assist with current X Lab projects, coauthor peer-reviewed publications, and present research at conferences.

Qualifications

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Demography, Sociology, Economics, Public Policy, or a related discipline at the start date. Preference will be given to applicants with strong quantitative skills, experience analyzing large datasets, and experience running RCTs. The applicant must be in residence for the two-year period.

Job Specific Qualifications

a. Ph.D. in Demography, Sociology, Economics, Public Policy, or related discipline at the start date.
b. Quantitative research skills: this position requires a strong background in statistical/econometric methods used in public affairs research, experience analyzing large datasets, and proficiency in statistical software.
c. Strong writing skills.
d. Organization and communication skills, and a willingness to work as part of a team of researchers.

Responsibilities

Under the direction of the faculty mentor, candidate will collaborate on behavioral science RCTs, construct project datasets, and conduct quantitative analyses of secondary data. With the supervision of a faculty mentor, work on publishing from the dissertation and developing new lines of inquiry. Develop new lines of inquiry related to public administration in the behavioral science field. Coauthor peer-reviewed publications and present research at conferences. There will be other tasks assigned by faculty mentor.

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Physical Requirements Tools/Equipment Application Instructions

Required materials include:
1. Cover letter.
2. Curriculum vitae.
3. Two-page research statement.
4. Two representative papers. Peer-reviewed publications are preferred. Dissertation chapters are also acceptable, as long as they are under 20 pages.
5. Three letters of reference submitted to the SU online application site by the letter writers.

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About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit www.syracuse.edu.

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Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal.

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Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

Quick Link https://www.sujobopps.com/postings/79408 Job Posting Date 10/15/2019 Application Deadline Open Until Filled Yes Priority Consideration 11/15/2019 Job Category Staff Message to Applicants

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