Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The Department of Sociology at Columbia University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Scholar (PRS). The PRS will be a member of the Square One Project (SQ1) in the Justice Lab, and will support the work of the Racial Justice and Abolition Democracy Project. The PRS will conduct research related to the Square One sites, involving a mix of quantitative data analysis of criminal justice administrative records and qualitative field observation, in support of the local projects.
The PRS will assist in the development of research projects and the preparation of research reports to be shared with local partners throughout the course of the appointment. The research component will contribute to case studies to be included in the Racial Justice and Abolition Democracy curriculum project.
Summary of Responsibilities: ● Developing and conducting research related to the Square One sites, involving a mix of quantitative data analysis of criminal justice administrative records and qualitative field observation, in support of the local projects, working closely with PIs, the project Advisory Board, and other project staff ● Assisting in the preparation of research reports ● Supervising student research assistants working on Square One research projects ● Working with PIs, project Advisory Board, and other project staff to develop and test courses, clinics, and experiential learning opportunities at Columbia
The Postdoctoral Research Scholar must have a PhD in criminal justice policy, sociology or other social sciences at time of appointment and the degree must have been received no more than three years before that time. The PRS will have a background in sociology, social work, public health, political science, public policy and/or economics, strong quantitative and qualitative research skills, and a demonstrated commitment to social and racial justice.
This appointment is a full-time position for a term of one year, renewable for up to two additional years, contingent on satisfactory performance and funding.
Internal Number: 7083
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