JOBS@ECPR-METHODS: Junior and Senior Positions, University of California at Riverside

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The University of California at Riverside (UCR) is implementing a major
expansion of our faculty and investing in state-of-the-art research
facilities to support their work. This expansion will build critical mass
in 34 vital and emerging fields of scholarship, foster truly
cross-disciplinary work, and further diversify the faculty at one of
America’s most diverse research universities. We encourage applications
from scholars committed to excellence and seeking to help define the
research university for the next generation.

We invite applications for faculty cluster hires at an open rank in
design-based statistical inference for social science and policy
evaluation. We envision the mix of hires within this cluster to be at both
the junior and senior levels across multiple disciplines. We seek
candidates who excel at developing, testing, and applying cutting-edge
research designs and statistical methods for causal identification. The
goal of this cluster is to establish a core group of faculty who can work
across disciplines and enhance methodological rigor in basic, applied, and
evaluation research across the campus.

Our focus is on statistical methods to identify the causal effects of
interventions on social, educational, health, political, and economic
processes and outcomes, locally, nationally, or internationally. These
methods might rely on planned randomized control trials in the field or on
natural experiments that can assess the causal impact of interventions
using observational data. Successful candidates might make theoretical and
methodological contributions to causal inference, develop novel
experimental designs (such as adaptive or non-adaptive designs for
identifying causal mechanisms), or conduct Bayesian meta-analysis, program
evaluation, applied econometrics, or political methodology. Successful
candidates also will show an interest or demonstrated capacity to work
across traditional disciplines and ability or established record to attract
extramural funds.

This is an open rank, multi-position cluster hire for two positions, both
junior and senior, encompassing the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social
Sciences (CHASS), College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (CNAS),
School of Public Policy (SPP), Graduate School of Education (GSOE), and
School of Business Administration (SOBA). Successful candidates will be
housed within the department or departments that fit their research
specialization. Relevant disciplines include, but are not limited to,
Business, Economics, Education, Medicine (Epidemiology and Public Health),
Political Science, Public Policy, Sociology, and Statistics/Biostatistics.
UCR successfully hired two faculty in this cluster last year, and we are
hiring two more this year. The cluster, however, will bridge these
disciplines, and UCR is developing interdisciplinary venues for
quantitative methods, exemplified by the GradQuant graduate methods
training center (, and through other cluster
searches underway such as those on data science, health methodology, and
spatial analysis.

Applicants should have an established record of outstanding research
accomplishment; demonstrate excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and
graduate levels; demonstrate a strong desire to work across fields and
promise to attract extramural funds; and be committed to a continuing
cutting-edge research program. Senior applicants must have a Ph.D. in a
related field at the time of application. Junior applicants must be ABD or
have met the requirements for the Ph.D. in a related field by the time of
appointment; July 1, 2017. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with
education and experience. Review of the applications will begin November
21, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications and
supporting material received November 21, 2016 will receive full
consideration. Electronic submission is strongly preferred.

Senior application materials should be submitted to and must include a cover letter of
interest, updated CV, a sample of research work, diversity statement,
teaching evidence, and names and contact information of 3-5 references.

Junior application materials should be submitted to and must include a cover letter of
interest, updated CV, a sample of research work, diversity statement,
teaching evidence, and 3 letters of reference.

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse
undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing
routes to educational success for underrepresented and first- generation
college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred
qualification. Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of
California is through a series of structured, merit based evaluations,
occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected
veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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