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The Justice Center for Research has open position for Postdoctoral Scholar

Postdoctoral Scholar in Spatial and Temporal Dynamics of Crime and Victimization

The Center invites applications for a postdoctoral scholar position to begin June 1, 2018 or as soon as practical thereafter. The JCR supports innovative criminal justice research focused on the connections between research, policy, and practice. The successful applicant will collaborate with Dr. Eric Baumer in the Department of Sociology and Criminology on research that focuses on the spatial and temporal dynamics of crime and victimization. Applications are encouraged from both current Ph.D. candidates (an appointment to the position is contingent on completing all requirements for the degree by the appointment date) and scholars who have completed the Ph.D. within the past two years.  A Ph.D. in sociology, criminology, economics, public policy, or a related field is required. Preference will be given to candidates with advanced training in statistics or methods of causal inference and to those with research interests in communities and crime and/or crime trends. Responsibilities may include data collection and/or management; data analyses; preparation of grant proposals, manuscripts, and conference presentations; and participation in graduate student mentoring. In addition to collaborative projects, the scholar will have access to exceptional resources to facilitate his or her independent research. The JCR has an outstanding repertoire of faculty affiliates, seed funding resources, and externally funded ongoing research projects. The initial appointment will be for one year, with the potential for a second year contingent on the candidate’s productivity and the availability of funding. Salary range for this position is $50,000 to $60,000. To apply and be considered for this opportunity, please submit a letter of interest and CV here. If selected as a finalist for the position, recommendation letters will be requested. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  For more information about the position, please contact Professor Baumer (epbaumer@psu.edu).

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Job URL: https://psu.jobs/job/75610