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Postdoctoral Fellow in Quantitative Social Science

Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH

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Postdoctoral Fellow in Quantitative Social Science

Hanover, NH
Open Date:
Nov 6, 2023

The Program in Quantitative Social Sciences at Dartmouth College invites applications for a postdoctoral appointment. This appointment will be under the direction of Professors Herbert Chang (Quantitative Social Science, QSS) and Feng Fu (Mathematics). Areas of research interest include but are not limited to:

  • Utilize multimodal machine learning, AI, and game theory to study public health, politics, or the candidate’s own intellectual interests, with an initial focus on the 2024 American Presidential Election in collaboration with faculty in QSS and the Department of Mathematics.

  • Develop social network targeting methods for increasing vaccine confidence in social media platforms using open-sourced public data. 

Qualified candidates should have a background related to one or more of the research areas described above and a keen interest in interdisciplinary collaboration. The initial appointment is for one year with possibility of renewal for a second year. In the second year, the position includes teaching one course, to be determined in consultation with both QSS and Math. The start date for this position is flexible, but could begin as early as January 20, 2024.

Located in Hanover, New Hampshire, Dartmouth College is an Ivy League university that offers a close-knit academic community with global reach. QSS is an interdisciplinary program that integrates modern statistical, computational, and mathematical tools with social science questions. QSS has three tenured or tenure-track faculty and a steering committee across the college’s departments, including Mathematics, Government, Public Policy, the Geisel School of Medicine, and Tuck School of Business. Members of the department have collaborative connections across campuses. Fellows should be highly motivated to engage with colleagues across multiple disciplines. In addition, postdoctoral scholars and graduate students are supported by the Guarini School for Graduate and Advanced Studies, including their diversity and inclusion initiatives.

Dartmouth is committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive population of students, faculty, and staff. We are especially interested in applicants who are able to work effectively with students, faculty, and staff from all backgrounds and with different identities and attributes. In addition, we value applicants who have a demonstrated ability to contribute to Dartmouth’s undergraduate diversity initiatives in STEM research, such as the Women in Science Program, E. E. Just STEM Scholars Program, and Academic Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (ASURE). Applicants should state in their cover letter how their teaching, research, service, and/or life experiences prepare them to advance Dartmouth’s commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion.


PhD, or ABD with degree received by the start date, in Mathematics, Computer Science, Political Science, Sociology, Engineering, or a related field.

Application Instructions:

Please submit the following materials electronically through Interfolio:

  1. Cover letter (maximum one page)
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Statement of research experience, plans and interests
  4. (Optional) Statement of teaching (maximum one page)
  5. Three letters of recommendation. At least one referee should address the applicant’s ability as a teacher. At least two referees should address the applicant’s research ability.

Review of applications will begin on December 12, 2023, and continue until the position is filled.

General inquiries can be sent to the QSS Department Administrator, Andrew Coombs, Specific questions on the selection process can be referred to Professor Herbert Chang (

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other category protected by applicable law, in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, employment, or other school administered programs. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged. 

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Dartmouth welcomes individuals from diverse backgrounds, with varied experiences, and a range of talents, who are motivated to learn, develop, and achieve success. 

Inspired by its unique New England setting, Dartmouth is dedicated to effecting positive change within a community where everyone collaborates to generate knowledge, engage with the global community, and enhance their personal growth and purpose.

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