The Social Science Division at Swarthmore College invites applications for a three-year, instructional staff position: Social Science Quantitative Laboratory (SSQL) Associate. The SSQL associate will promote students’ quantitative and computational skills by providing tutorial services that support the coursework and research component of courses in the social science curriculum. The associate’s responsibilities include the following:
-- Familiarizing students with statistical software such as Stata, Matlab, R, Excel, Qualtrics, SPSS, and SAS widely used in the social sciences.
--Being available in both academic semesters, but also during winter and summer breaks to meet with social science faculty teaching quantitative courses to collaborate on how best to support their work with students.
-- Assisting students with the identification, manipulation, and analysis of data sets.
-- Offering mini-courses on essential dimensions of independent research such as data-cleaning, merging data sets, creating visual representations of data, creating and editing variables, and exporting data analyses into various platforms.
-- Holding office hours for data management advice and supporting students at all stages of their empirical research.
-- Creating opportunities for students with less experience in quantitative and computational methods to develop skills and confidence.
Qualifications: Master of Arts/Science (MA or MS) in Economic, Statistics, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Sociology, or Political Science. The focus of degree work should be social scientific applications of quantitative methodologies. Programing experience in either Stata, Matlab, R or their equivalent.