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Date Posted: January 13, 2020
Application Deadline: March 01, 2020
Start: Early 2020
Position:  post-doctoral research associate for predictive analytics project at the University of Virginia, Global Policy Center

The Global Policy Center (GPC) at the University of Virginia in partnership with the University’s School of Data Science (SDS) is launching a project on predictive analytics with a focus in humanitarian crises.  The project combines faculty from Politics, Public Policy, Systems Engineering, Data Science, and Statistics with practitioners from governmental and nongovernmental organizations to build academic research capacity that can inform work influencing humanitarian policy response.  This work includes data collection and cleaning, model development and refinement, forecasting and calibration, and visualization.

This predictive analytics project seeks a post-doctoral research associate to work collaboratively on the development of a predictive/forecasting model of humanitarian crises. This work raises interesting theoretical and empirical questions that have broader application and you will have an opportunity to develop your own research agenda. For example, prediction in the context of rare events, methods for incorporating spatial and temporal correlations or informative missingness, integration of data of different types measured at different scales, and the ethical development of data usage in the humanitarian sector. Developing methods and models to deal with these questions has the potential to yield both theoretical and applied publications.

The anticipated start date is for early 2020, though later start dates will be considered

Required Qualifications:

  • A PhD in statistics, data science, social and behavioural sciences, digital humanities or in a very closely related field at the time of appointment.
  • Interest in: (i) applied statistical modelling and machine learning including experience with Bayesian analysis and missing data; (ii) analytical techniques from machine learning and modelling complex systems; (iii) data structures, data management, and data wrangling; and/or (iv) demonstrated proficiency with a modern programming language appropriate for statistical modelling and machine learning (Python or R).
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, demonstrated through the development of publications and delivery of presentations.
  • Motivated, enthusiastic, and collaborative.

*This position is based in Charlottesville, Virginia. The initial appointment is for 1 year, with 1 year of additional funding available, contingent on performance. *  The selected applicant will be required to complete a background check prior to their first day of employment per University policy.

Visit the UVA Job Board, complate an application, attach a CV/Resume, cover letyter and contact information for three references.

Date Posted: January 22, 2020
Application Deadline: February 15, 2020
Start: September, 2020 onwards
Position:  Partially funded Research Fellowships, Collegio Carlo Alberto, Turin, Italy

The Collegio Carlo Alberto, Turin, Italy next call for partially-funded visiting research fellowships at Collegio Carlo Alberto, Turin is currently ongoing.  

The Collegio offers Visiting Research Fellowships to PhD-holding scholars at any stage of career for a period of one to twelve months. We encourage applications from researchers working on the broad range of disciplines covered by the members of Collegio Carlo Alberto and its affiliates, including economics, sociology, political science, demography, and law.

The Collegio covers the cost of a round-trip ticket from the place of residence of the Visiting Fellow, provides logistical assistance in finding accommodation in Turin, and may provide financial support towards the cost of accommodation and subsistence.

Apply here:

Date Posted: December 11, 2019
Application Deadline: March 01, 2020
Start: August 01, 2020
Position:  Assistant Professor in the field of Political Science and Research Methods

The Pontifical Catholic University of Chile is hiring an Assistant Professor for a tenure-track position (Research and Teaching) in the field of Political Science and Research Methods within the Institute of Political Science. Please direct informal inquiries or application packages (in either English or Spanish) via e-mail to Francisco Urdinez (, Chair of the Search Committee* until March 1st, 2020*. The position begins August 1st, 2020. Details can be found here.

Tel: +56223547826

Date Posted: October 11, 2019
Application Deadline: February 3, 2020
Start: August 9, 2020
Position:  Scholars-in-Residence for Critical Antisemitism Studies, Pembroke College, Oxford, UK

The ISGAP-Oxford Summer Institute is seeking scholars-in-residence for an intensive two-week workshop-based curriculum development program in interdisciplinary critical contemporary antisemitism studies. The program, dedicated to the development of antisemitism studies as a recognized academic discipline, will be held at Pembroke College, in Oxford, United Kingdom from August 9, 2020 to August 21, 2020.

The program is intended primarily for professors with full-time college or university positions, though exceptional doctoral and post-doctoral students may also be considered. Under the guidance of leading international academics, scholars-in-residence will be required to develop a course syllabus and curriculum in the interdisciplinary study of critical contemporary antisemitism. The course syllabus and curriculum is to be taught at the scholar-in-residence’s home university for course credit, on at least two occasions, upon completion of the program.

Application deadline Monday, February 3, 2020

Several full and partial fellowships will be awarded. Successful applicants may be liable for tuition or processing fees.

Click here for application requirements,

A limited number of openings exist for exceptional graduate and undergraduate students to participate as special Elie Wiesel - Martin Luther King Jr. Scholars.

Lectures, discussions, and field site visits will provide successful applicants with expertise on many areas dealing with contemporary antisemitism studies.

View video highlights from the 2019 program and The Importance of Creating Critical Antisemitism Studies.