Postdoctoral Research Associate

Northeastern University
  • Location
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
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  • Posted
    Nov 10

Position description

The College of Social Sciences and Humanities (CSSH) is a leader in the Experiential Liberal Arts. The College is strongly committed to fostering excellence through diversity and enthusiastically welcomes applications from members of groups underrepresented in higher education administration.

The College's schools, departments, and programs-with disciplines ranging from economics and history to English, urban affairs and international affairs, form an interdisciplinary group of scholars with global perspectives and a culture of inclusion. Our expert faculty connects liberal arts education with the challenges of our time, fostering ethical reasoning and critical thought, with attention to the enduring significance of history, literature, and culture. Strategic Areas of Focus for the college's education and research throughout its global network are (1) Resilience, Sustainability, Health, and Equity, (2) Cultural Transformations, Governance, and Globalization, and (3) Network Science, Computational Social Science, Digital Humanities, and Information Ethics.

CSSH has long been committed to creating a culture of inclusion for our students, faculty, and staff. Diversity and inclusion, as well as questions of race, racism, and anti-racism, are part of all our programs, all our research centers, our three areas of strategic focus-and are always work in progress. At the same time, we focus on how modes of constructing social hierarchies, including race, gender, sexuality, class, caste, and others, intersect with one another.


The Department of Political Science at Northeastern University is inviting applications for a one-year Post-Doctoral Associate (renewable for one year, pending funding availability) from individuals who have or will soon received a PhD in political science or a related discipline. The appointment will begin July 1, 2024, subject to final budget approval.

The post-doctoral associate will work under the supervision of Professor Costas Panagopoulos on research projects related to American democracy, broadly defined to include campaigns and elections, political communication and behavior, misinformation, conspiracy thinking, political psychology and American political institutions. The associate will receive mentorship and training from the faculty sponsor, primarily through an active research apprenticeship and collaboration. The position will be based in Boston, MA.


Candidates should have a PhD in Political Science or a related field, preferably with a specialization in American Politics, by the beginning of the postdoctoral appointment. Strong writing and advanced methodological skills are also essential, including expertise in causal inference, experimental methods, econometric and/or computational techniques. The position does not require teaching.

Application instructions

To be considered for this position please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, an article-length writing sample in a single PDF format and arrange for two confidential letters of recommendation to be submitted by January 15, 2024.

Applications will be considered until the position is filled. If you have any questions, please email Professor Costas Panagopoulos at [email protected]

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