Penn CSERI Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the Social Sciences

University of Pennsylvania: School of Arts and Sciences: School of Arts and Sciences – Political Science

Location

Philadelphia, PA

Open Date

Oct 12, 2020

Deadline

Dec 21, 2020 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Description

The Penn Center for the Study of Ethnicity, Race and Immigration (CSERI) invites applications, starting October 15, 2020 for a one-year postdoctoral research fellowship in the social sciences (with a possible renewal for a second year).

CSERI is a center initiative supported by the University of Pennsylvania and the School of Arts and Sciences. In addition to this post-doctoral fellowship, CSERI hosts visiting scholars and graduate students, organizes workshops initiated by the Center’s Faculty Advisory Council and affiliates, and supports graduate and undergraduate student social science research at Penn.

The 2021-2022 CSERI Postdoctoral Research Fellow will help organize and participate in faculty/graduate student workshops, aid in the evaluation of the progress of graduate students and undergraduates receiving research grants, and collaborate with CSERI faculty affiliates on research projects. However, the Fellow will largely have the opportunity to pursue their own research and participate more generally in the intellectual life of the Penn community. There are no mandatory teaching responsibilities, but the post-doc is expected to be in residence.

The stipend for the postdoctoral fellowship is $53,000 plus relevant fees and individual health insurance.  The position also provides $2,500 in research support, with the opportunity to apply for additional funding.

Our program values interdisciplinary research, collaboration, and collegiality; is committed to promoting a culturally diverse intellectual community; and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, and underrepresented communities. The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class. Questions or concerns about this should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, University of Pennsylvania, 421 Franklin Building, 3451 Walnut Street,  Philadelphia, PA 19104-6205; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).

Qualifications

Applications are welcome from scholars who have received their Ph.D. or equivalent degrees in the social sciences (broadly defined) in the last two years (not earlier than 2019), or who expect to complete their degree by July 2021. Skills with statistical analysis, qualitative software, GIS, experimental and other approaches are desirable, but not necessary.

Application Instructions

Please submit all required materials through Interfolio.

Documents to be uploaded:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Title and Description of Proposed Research – No more than 1,500 words.
  3. CV – Indicate experience with both qualitative and quantitative research, experience with qualitative and statistical research software (e.g. R, STATA, ATLAS/TI, Dedoose, etc.). List other fellowships, funding and scholarships received, and all publications.
  4. Writing Sample – An article or an excerpt of a book or dissertations chapter (25-page limit).
  5. Confidential Letters of Recommendation (two) – Referees should be asked both to comment on your proposed project and to discuss your qualifications and experience as a researcher.

To receive full consideration, applications and letters of recommendation should be received through Interfolio by December 21, 2020.

Review of applications will begin immediately after the submission deadline, and final notifications are expected to go out by February 26, 2021. The starting date for the Postdoctoral Research Fellow appointment is negotiable but should be effective no later than August 15, 2021.

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If you have any questions, please contact CSERI Director Michael Jones-Correa, Ph.D., at mjcorrea@sas.upenn.edu, or Anne Kalbach, CSERI Administrator, at  akalbach@sas.upenn.edu

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class. Questions or concerns about this should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, University of Pennsylvania, 421 Franklin Building, 3451 Walnut Street,  Philadelphia, PA 19104-6205; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).

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