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Arizona State University
Arizona, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Apr 5, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Other Science & Technology
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Postdoctoral 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 Scholar position to begin immediately.


This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), benefits-eligible, one-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.


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 Scholar 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. For this position we are looking for someone who is specifically interested in survey methodology and data science to support our SciOPS science communication project and team science and R&D evaluation projects.


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; Discipline areas may include survey methodology, statistics, public policy or public affairs.

  • Training and experience in survey methodology, statistics, and data science preferred.


Desired Qualifications:

  • The successful candidate will have strong research, communication, and teamwork skills.
  • Strong experience and interest in survey methodology
  • Demonstration of active research science and technology policy, science communication, program evaluation or project management.
  • Strong scientific writing skills and have the skills to publish research findings in peer-reviewed journals highly preferred.
  • Demonstrate commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Application Procedure: To apply, visit

Candidates will be asked to submit the following through their Interfolio Dossier:
  • A curriculum vitae or résumé that details the applicant’s educational and professional history, as well as the applicant’s complete contact information (mailing address, phone number, and email address).
  • Letter summarizing your interest in the position and your fit relative to the required and desired qualifications.
  • Contact 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 May 6, 2022, 5:00p.m. Arizona time. If the   position is not filled, review will continue every week thereafter until the search is closed.


About Watts College and ASU:

ASU’s Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions is home to ASU’s most diverse student body, with the highest percentage of minorities, transfer and working students – and the largest community of first-generation college students. Among our students are nearly 300 veterans and international students from 59 countries. 


Arizona State University is a comprehensive public research university recognized as #1 in the United States for Innovation for the seventh consecutive year, ahead of MIT (3) and Stanford (7), according to U.S. News & World Report. 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. 


Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion:

The School of Public Affairs 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. 


It is the policy of Arizona State University to provide equal opportunity through affirmative action in employment and educational programs and activities. Discrimination is prohibited on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, active duty wartime or campaign badge veterans and Armed Forces service medal veterans. Equal employment opportunity includes, but is not limited to, recruitment, hiring, promotion, termination, compensation, benefits, transfers, university-sponsored training, education, tuition assistance, and social and recreational programs.


COVID-19 Vaccinations: Arizona State University is a federal contractor and subject to federal regulations which may require you to produce a record of a COVID-19 vaccination.  For questions about medical or religious accommodations, please visit the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion’s webpage.


A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  For complete statements on ASU’s non-discrimination policies, please refer to: and 


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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