Academic/Faculty, Arts/Humanities, International Affairs/Studies, Public Policy/Public Administration
The P3 Lab at Johns Hopkins University is seeking two Postdoctoral Research Associates with expertise in multi-method, social science research to work with Professor Hahrie Han on a set of grant-funded studies of the effectiveness of contemporary grassroots organizing efforts in the United States. These studies are designed both to develop and implement measures of power-building in the communities in which these organizing efforts occur, and identify the organizational mechanisms that make this kind of work possible. All of the work will be done in close partnership with field organizations. All candidates must be comfortable working in underserved communities with grassroots organizations, have a commitment to developing data tools that can sharpen the strategic practice of field partners, and have the methodological expertise to both develop and use a range of computational tools for analysis, and also conduct qualitative data collection.
Responsibilities: Each Postdoctoral Research Associate will be primarily responsible for deep, in-depth data collection and analysis with a set of 3-4 field organizations, and be responsible for managing relationships with approximately 4-5 additional organizations. The data collection will involve getting to know the field partners well enough to work with them to co-develop a design for assessing their power-building strategies, and then drawing on a range of tools to implement those strategies. These tools tend to involve network analysis, text as data analyses, surveys, and interviews. The post-docs are also expected to participate in manuscript production for publication in peer-reviewed journals, and presentations at scientific conferences. Publications stemming from the designated research projects will likely be co-authored with collaborators in the P3 Lab. Each Postdoctoral Research Associate is also encouraged to pursue their independent research, and identify fruitful overlap between these projects and their work.
The P3 Postdoctoral Research Associate positions are available to start immediately and go until the summer of 2021 (17 months total). These positions will be located at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland 21218. Exceptional circumstances preventing relocation will be taken under consideration.
A PhD in a social science discipline with expertise in a wide range of research methods. Applicants must have completed the PhD requirement prior to the start of the position.
Theoretical and empirical familiarity with the field of civic data, movement building, and aspects of computational social science; experience in statistical and spatial data analysis and data visualization; advanced programming in R, STATA, or another statistical package; excellent communication skills. Experience with grassroots organizations is a plus.
To apply, please submit your application at: http://apply.interfolio.com and include the following materials: (1) letter of application, (2) a two-to-five page research statement detailing your substantive and methodological research experience , (3) curriculum vitae, and (4) one or two recent samples of published work. In addition, candidates should submit three names of references at the time of the application.
Application review will begin February 1, but the position will remain open to accept additional applications until the position filled.
Internal Number: A-73527-3
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