Research Associate

Identity & Conflict Lab and DevLab@Penn

AY 2022-2023

DevLab@Penn and the Identity & Conflict Lab at the University of Pennsylvania invite applications for a research associate during the 2022-2023 academic year. The initial appointment is for one year with the possibility for renewal.

DevLab@Penn and PIC Lab seek a Research Associate to work with our team of scholars and graduate students on a project to develop rigorous evidence around peace studies, conflict mediation and nonviolent action. The successful candidate will work with partners at the United States Institute for Peace to build experimental or other types of rigorous research into their field projects. Responsibilities will include co-developing research with USIP field staff, developing data collection instruments, conducting data analysis and producing policy reports and scholarly publications drawing on that research. There may be opportunities for international travel.  Advanced training in research design and inferential statistics are required, and the ideal candidate will have some experience with field work and be able to communicate scientific findings clearly with a non-academic audience. Prospective candidates are expected to have completed (or nearly completed) graduate work in one or more of these areas: International Development, Economics, Political Science, Public Policy, Sociology, Anthropology, Demography, or related fields. Successful candidates will collaborate with Professors Erik Wibbels and Nicholas Sambanis, as well as members of DevLab@Penn and the Identity & Conflict Lab in an interdisciplinary environment.

The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

To learn more about the position, including salary and other terms, and to submit an application, please go to:  Applicants will be asked to a cover letter, CV/resume, and the names of 3 recommenders who have agreed to be contacted about the applicant.

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class. Questions or concerns about this should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, University of Pennsylvania, 421 Franklin Building, 3451 Walnut Street,  Philadelphia, PA 19104-6205; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).

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