Postdoctoral Research Associate

Princeton, NJ
Feb 20, 2018
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Princeton University

The Department of Politics at Princeton University invites applications for a postdoctoral or more senior research associate position. The individual, who will work with Professor Jonathan Kastellec, will be asked to participate in projects that examine American political institutions. The postdoc will work on a variety of projects, which may include research on judicial and legislative behavior, as well as broader questions surrounding the study of law and courts. Applications are welcome from scholars who have or expect to have a Ph.D. by the start date. The successful candidate will have a strong background in quantitative research, and knowledge of research on political institutions. Strong data skills, including programming in statistical packages, and experience compiling and manipulating large data sets are highly desirable. The candidate should also be well organized, flexible, attend to detail, and respond to deadlines in a timely fashion. Applicants must apply online here: and submit a cover letter, CV and contact information for two recommendations, one of which should be from the principal advisor of the doctorate program. For best consideration please apply by March 15, 2018. The appointment is for one year with the possibility for extension pending satisfactory performance and continued funding. This position is subject to the university's background check policy. Salary and benefits will be based on the University's post-doctoral research associate compensation package.


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