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              Postdoctoral Research Associate

              Posting Details

              Posting Details

              Position Number: 1P0299
              Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate
              Functional Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate
              Category Status: 15-Fac.Non-Tenured,Continuing Con
              Applicant Search Category: Faculty
              University Authorized FTE:
              Unit: BSOS-Sociology
              Hiring Range Minimum:
              Hiring Range Maximum:
              Campus/College Information:

              Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

              Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

              The India Human Development Survey (IHDS) project, housed at the University of Maryland and carried out in collaboration with National Council of Applied Economic Research, New Delhi, has received a grant from the Gates Foundation, to examine the linkages between India’s economic transformation and women’s empowerment. This project will have one opening for a post-doctoral research associate to undertake independent and collaborative analyses of IHDS data in keeping with the project’s goals. We expect this work to lead to papers submitted to peer-reviewed journals as well as preparation of research and policy briefs. Individuals in this position will also be expected to contribute towards overall project management and development including questionnaire design, data quality evaluation and preparing analytical data files.

              Only electronic submissions in www.tztianfu.com will be accepted.
              The following application materials are expected:
              1. A curriculum vitae.
              2. A cover letter (500-750 words) explaining the applicant’s suitability for the job.
              3. Statement of research interests.
              4. List of references. Letters will only be solicited for short-listed candidates.

              Minimum Qualifications:

              Ph.D. research completed.


              - A Ph.D. in sociology, economics, demography or related quantitative social sciences.
              - Record of scholarship focused on South Asia with a strong preference for gender related work.
              - Able to work independently with quantitative data and experience with large datasets. Previous experience with IHDS is encouraged.
              - Editorial judgment and strong verbal and written communications skills.
              - Ability to balance numerous projects simultaneously while ensuring accuracy in data management, programming, fact checking and research.
              - Attention to detail, including exacting standards to maintain accuracy and impartiality in all work products.
              - Ability to work collaboratively and collegially with staff from the IHDS team, as well as with staff from National Council on Applied Economic Research (NCAER) and outside organizations.

              Additional Certifications:
              Additional Information:
              Posting Date: 11/15/2019
              Closing Date:
              Open Until Filled Yes
              Best Consideration Date 01/15/2020
              Physical Demands
              Diversity Statement:

              The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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              Applicant Documents

              Required Documents
              1. Cover Letter
              2. Curriculum Vitae
              3. Research (examples: research statement, research programs)
              4. List of References (no emails sent from system)
              Optional Documents

              Posting Specific Questions

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