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Postdoctoral Scholar, China Data Lab

Position overview

Position title: Postdoctoral Scholar Employee
Salary range: Commensurate with experience

Application Window

Open date: January 4th, 2022

Most recent review date: Tuesday, Feb 1, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Wednesday, Jan 4, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The 21st Century China Center (21CCC) is pleased to announce a one-year Postdoctoral Research Associate position in the China Data Lab in the area of Chinese politics for the academic year 2022-2023, with the possibility of a one-year reappointment. In addition to carrying out their own research, the appointees will work with faculty in the 21st Century China Center under the supervision of Professor Margaret Roberts at the University of California San Diego. The position offers the opportunity to join a large community of China scholars with a strong track record of high-quality publications on data-driven research on Chinese politics and focus on policy impacts. The position will offer the opportunity to co-author papers with mentors committed to helping the selected candidate launch a successful academic career with a strong research pipeline.

The Associate will reside at the UC San Diego campus and will be expected to participate actively in the intellectual life of the University.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

A Ph.D. in Political Science, Economics, Sociology, Statistics, or Computer Science or another quantitative social science field with a focus on Chinese politics is required.

Preferred qualifications

The candidate should have a strong background in quantitative social science and a demonstrated ability to produce high quality research papers.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V. with list of publications

  • Academic Transcript

  • Job Market Paper

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

Reference requirements
  • 2-5 letters of reference required

At least 2 recommendations, only contact information is needed for initial application.

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Job location

La Jolla, CA