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Postdoctoral Research Scholar

The Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions (CSDI) at Vanderbilt University's Department of Political Science seeks applicants for up to four (4) Post-doctoral Research Scholars to support research on political institutions, opinion or behavior. Applications are welcome from scholars who have received their doctoral degrees within the three years prior to the start of the fellowship, or who will complete their PhD by August 1, 2018. These positions involve a year of supported research at Vanderbilt University starting August 16, 2018. There is no teaching requirement associated with the appointment, but there may be some research associated with the mission of the Center as part of the fellowship. It would be no more than 10 hours per week. Successful candidates will be given a competitive salary, health care benefits, office space, computing resources, and a research fund.

Candidates should submit a vita and a cover letter describing their research project, what they hope to accomplish while at CSDI, and why spending time at Vanderbilt would provide a useful setting for that research. A graduate school transcript, a writing sample, and letters of reference are also required. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, but priority will be given to those received before January 15, 2018.  Applications should be submitted online through Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/47216

Vanderbilt University has a strong institutional commitment to recruiting and retaining an academically and culturally diverse community of faculty. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups, in particular, are encouraged to apply. Vanderbilt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.