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Department Name/Job Location:
Department of Sociology, Seigle Hall on the Danforth Campus
The Department of Sociology at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship for a scholar who studies inequality using computational social science methods. The position begins July 1, 2017. (Candidates who are finishing their Ph.D. degrees in the summer of 2017 may defer the start date to September 1, 2017.) The fellow will work under the supervision of Professor Ariela Schachter. We are particularly interested in candidates with a Ph.D. in sociology or related social science discipline whose doctoral research uses computational social science methods to study issues related to immigration, race/ethnicity, and/or urban neighborhoods and communities.
Fellows are expected to be in residence during the fellowship period and to participate in the intellectual life of new Department of Sociology along with other units of Washington University relevant to the Fellow’s research and teaching interests. The Fellow will teach one course during the first academic year and two courses in the second year. In additions to teaching, primary duties are the pursuit of original research with the guidance of the faculty supervisor.
The Department of Sociology at Washington University began offering courses in the fall of 2015 after a hiatus since the late 1980s. The Department introduced undergraduate major and minor programs in 2016-17, and will initiate a Ph.D. program in the next few years.
Candidates must have received their Ph.D. degree after July 1, 2015. For candidates finishing their Ph.D. in 2017, all requirements of the degree must be finished no later than September 1, 2017.
Candidates must have strong computational and statistical skills, and experience with Python, Stata, and R is strongly preferred. Previous experience with web scraping, automated text analysis, and spatial analysis techniques is also preferred.
Fellows receive a salary of $50,000 per year, plus benefits; and a $2,500 research/travel stipend.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Applicants should submit cover letter, CV, graduate school transcript, two letters of recommendation, and a sample of academic written work. Applicants are also encouraged to submit materials describing their teaching interests and experience.
Applications and supporting documentation must be submitted electronically. Please visit the Washington University Human Resources web page (http://hr.wustl.edu/opportunities/Pages/default.aspx) and search for job requisition number 35845. Candidates should create an account, complete the application form and upload a CV and supporting materials. Please follow the directions below for uploading documents to your profile.
1. Log into your account. Click on ‘My Activities’
2. Click on ‘Add Attachment’
3. Choose attachment type and purpose and click ‘Upload Attachment’
4. Browse for document on your computer and upload file
You may upload your documents as one file or individual files. Letters of reference and questions about the application process should be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions about the position should be e-mailed to email@example.com.
Applications will be considered until the position is filled. To assure full consideration candidates must submit an online application by March 15 and assure that all supporting materials are received by March 25.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.