The Frederick S. Pardee Center for International Futures is the home of long-term forecasting and global trend analysis at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies. International Futures (IFs) is a large-scale, long-term, integrated global modeling system that represents demographic, economic, health, energy, agriculture, education, infrastructure, socio-political, environmental, and international politics subsystems for 186 countries interacting in the global system. The Pardee Center works heavily on sponsored research projects with various government institutions, international organizations, NGOs, and to a lesser extent, private sector clients.
The center is committed to building a diverse faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a pluralistic environment. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how they will advance this commitment through their research and service.
The Diplometrics research program at the Pardee Center seeks to better understand and measure relationships in the international system by integrating three key efforts: data gathering, tool building, and analysis. Diplometrics focuses on dyadic state interactions that measure the depth and breadth of political, diplomatic, economic, security, and cultural ties between countries. The primary goal of Diplometrics is to define what the international system actually is and to explore how states and other actors operate within its boundaries.
The Heads of State & Government Travel Research Associate & Project Manager is responsible for developing timely, high-quality research products related to the quantitative and qualitative study of international relations. This individual will be expected to manage a large team of graduate research assistants for a fast-paced data collection project tracking overseas travel by government leaders, including heads of government, heads of state, and selected cabinet-level ministers. They will also be expected to independently develop research ideas and collaboratively execute research with Pardee Center staff and graduate student researchers. This work will include academic writing and public outreach as well. This is a one-year appointment with the opportunity to extend as funding allows.
The Research Associate & Project Manager will manage a large team of graduate research assistants for a fast-paced data collection project tracking government leader travel. Essential functions include: training coders; vetting data; establishing and maintaining data management processes; creating and maintaining technical documentation; using quantitative methods to analyze patterns in government leader travel; and collaborating on academic publications, op-eds, and policy briefs.
While the primary emphasis of this position will be on maintaining, updating, and analyzing the government leader travel dataset, this position will also support the broader Diplometrics research agenda. This research agenda includes: gathering data on diplomatic ties, military capabilities and security dependencies, and political and cultural affinity; constructing indices measuring national power and influence; and qualitatively and quantitatively analyzing bilateral and network interactions within the international system.
This individual is expected to:
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Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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