Post-Doctoral Scholar in Political Science

University of Kentucky
  • Location
    Lexington, Kentucky
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Feb 08

Position description

The Department of Political Science at the University of Kentucky (UK) in Lexington, KY is seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher to support a National Science Foundation (NSF) sponsored collaborative research project. The position is for one-year (12 months). Successful candidates will have a PhD in political science with an expertise in international relations.

An ideal candidate will have exceptional data management skills, the ability to analyze large-N TSCS observational data, ability to analyze survey experiment data, experience working with large international relations datasets, and excellent time-management skills.

The successful candidate will be expected to work with the Principal Investigators (PIs) Tiffany D. Barnes and Diana Z. O'Brien on their NSF funded research. Job duties include collecting and managing large TSCS datasets; programming surveys in Qualtrics; analyzing observational and survey experiment data; supervising undergraduate students and in-country research assistants; and collaborating with PI to write up and publish results. There are no teaching responsibilities associated with this position.

The salary is $47,500 and includes health insurance. $5,000 will be provided to defray the cost of moving expenses (to be paid through payroll and will be taxed). $3,000 will be provided for research support.

In addition, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to coauthor with PIs on an article length manuscript(s); the opportunity to include questions/experiments on one or more surveys; and the opportunity to present and receive feedback on research in PI organized working group and at departmental seminar.

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