Michigan State University(MSU) Research Associate-Fixed Term in East Lansing, Michigan

h3Position Summary/h3 The Institute for Public Policy and Social Research seeks a full-time post-doctoral Research Associate to serve a fixed term position (one year renewable for a second year based on performance and funding) to oversee research on the Correlates of State Policy Project (a href="http://ippsr.msu.eduublic-policy/correlates-state-policy" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"ippsr.msu.eduublic-policy/correlates-state-policy/a). The Project aims to compile, disseminate, and encourage the use of data relevant to U.S. state policy research, tracking policy differences across and change over time in the 50 states as well as their causes and consequences. We have gathered more than 1,500 variables from various sources and assembled them into one large, useful data-set to serve as a “one-stop shop” for academics, policy analysts, students, and researchers. The Research Associate will be responsible for upkeep and expansion of the data-set, encouragement of its wide use, and use of these data to produce peer-reviewed academic research and policy-relevant public reports. Appropriate candidates will demonstrate their familiarity and use of these data and their success in using data for scholarly and public communication. We welcome applicants from political science, sociology, economics, public policy, and related fields. h3Required Degree/h3 Doctorate -Political Science, Sociology, Economics h3Minimum Requirements/h3 liThe applicant must have a Ph.D. in the area of political science, sociology, economics, public policy, and related fields. /li liThe Research Associate will be responsible for upkeep and expansion of the dataset, encouragement of its wide use, and use of these data to produce peer-reviewed academic research and policy-relevant public reports. Appropriate candidates will demonstrate their familiarity and use of these data and their success in using data for scholarly and public communication/li liStrong communication skills required./li /ul h3Required Application Materials/h3 Interested applicants should submit a cover letter explaining research interests, qualifications, career goals and a description of prior research; curriculum vitae; and names and contact information of three references. We will contact references only if the committee requests it. h3Special Instructions/h3 Review of applicants will begin on November 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. h3Review of Applications Begins On/h3 11/01/2018 h3Website/h3 ippsr.msu.edu h3MSU Statement/h3 Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.