Vacancy: Penn CSERI Post-Doctoral Fellowship

2018-2019 Academic Year

Application Deadline: January 5, 2018

The Penn Center for the Study of Ethnicity, Race and Immigration (CSERI) invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral research fellowship in the social sciences, starting August 1, 2018.

The Center for the Study of Ethnicity, Race and Immigration is a new center initiative supported by the University of Pennsylvania and the School of Arts and Sciences which, in addition to this post-doctoral fellowship, will host visiting scholars and graduate students, help organize workshops initiated by the center’s Faculty Advisory Council, and support graduate and undergraduate student social science research at Penn.

The 2018-2019 CSERI Postdoctoral Research Fellow will collaborate with CSERI faculty affiliates on research projects; help organize and participate in faculty/graduate student workshops; and aid in evaluating the progress of graduate students and undergraduates receiving research grants. In addition, the Fellow will have the opportunity to pursue their own research and participate more generally in the intellectual life of the Penn community. There are no mandatory teaching responsibilities, but the post-doc is expected to be in residence.
The stipend for the postdoctoral fellowship is $52,000 plus relevant fees and health insurance.  The position also provides $2,000 in research support.

Applications are welcome from scholars who have received their Ph.D. or equivalent degrees in the last two years (not earlier than 2015), or who expect to complete their degree by June 2018. Applications will be reviewed starting January 5, 2018. To receive full consideration, applications and letters of recommendation should be received by that date.
Skills with statistical analysis, qualitative software, GIS, experimental and other approaches are highly desirable.

Application Instructions
Review of applications will begin January 5, 2018, and final notifications are expected to go out by March 2018. This one-year Postdoctoral Research Fellow appointment will be effective August 1, 2018.

Documents to be uploaded

Cover Letter

Title and Description of Proposed Research—No more than 1,000 words.
CV –Indicate experience with both qualitative and quantitative research, experience with qualitative and statistical research software (e.g. R, STATA, ATLAS/TI, Dedoose, etc.)   List other fellowships, funding and scholarships received, and all publications (please note refereed publications).
Writing Sample – An article or an excerpt of a book or dissertations chapter (20 page limit).

Confidential Letters of Recommendation (two) – Referees should be asked both to comment on your proposed project and to discuss your qualifications and experience as a researcher.

For more information on the Penn Center for the Study of Ethnicity, Race and Immigration, contact CSERI center director or Matthew Roth, administrator, at
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