The Center for Applied Social and Economic Research (CASER) at New York University Shanghai (under planning) seeks a Postdoctoral Fellow to work on research projects based on the urban household panel data collected in China.
Salary is internationally competitive and commensurate with experience. The position is available from Sept 1, 2020 for an initial appointment of two years, renewable subject to mutual agreement. The appointment start date for non-Chinese applicants depends on the progress of work permit application. The successful candidate is expected to become an active member of the Center's research team, led by the Center director (Prof. Xiaogang Wu), to conduct quantitative and comparative analyses of urban household panel survey data ("Hong Kong Panel Study of Social Dynamics [HKPSSD] and Shanghai Urban Neighborhood Survey [SUNS]) on relevant themes, and to pursue her/his own professional development in these roles. The candidate may be invited to teach recitation sessions at NYUSH for up to 50% appointment time.
NYU Shanghai is the third degree-granting campus within New York University's global network. It is the first higher-education joint venture in China authorized to grant degrees that are accredited in the U.S. as well as in China. All teaching is conducted in English. A research university with liberal arts and science at its core, NYU Shanghai resides in one of the world's great cities with a vibrant intellectual community.
NYU Shanghai recruits scholars of the highest caliber who are committed to NYU's global vision of innovative research and transformative teaching, and who embody the global society in which we live.
Candidates should have an excellent academic background (PhD degree) in quantitative social science or closely related fields, including demonstrated expertise in advanced techniques of statistical data analysis for longitudinal, multilevel and cross-nationally comparative data. Experience in working with population census and other large-scale panel survey data sets is a plus. Prior publications in peer-reviewed journals in English will be particularly welcome.
Please submit a cover letter that describes relevant training and career goals, CV, research statement, two representative publications or writing samples, and two letters of recommendation. Further information on the advertised position and the Center may be obtained by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. We will begin reviewing applications on May 1st until the positions are filled.
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