The Center for the Study of Democratic Politics (CSDP), a program in the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, invites applications for a postdoctoral or more senior research associate position. The individual will be asked to participate in projects studying the role of political and electoral institutions. The postdoc will work on a variety of projects, which may include research on campaign finance, legislative behavior, presidential policymaking, and judicial politics. A PhD is required, as well as 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 at https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/20821 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. Review of applications will begin on July 1, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. A competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and excellent benefits will be offered. 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.We at the School of Public and International Affairs believe that it is vital to cultivate an environment that embraces and promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion - fundamental to the success of our education and research mission. This commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment and hiring as we actively seek colleagues of exceptional ability who represent a broad range of viewpoints, experiences, and value systems, and who share Princeton University's dedication to excellence.
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