The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs seeks applicants for an Associate Research Scholar or more senior to assist Professor Jennifer Jennings with a study of early childhood program choice patterns in New York City. The goals of this study are to understand how children of different social backgrounds are currently distributed across programs in New York City, to assess race/ethnic and income disparities in access to higher-quality programs, and evaluate the potential for an information-based intervention to support parents making choices about pre-K programs.
This is a 12-month position during the 2018-2019 academic year. Rank and salary will be determined by the Office of the Dean of the Faculty based on the candidate's experience.
*Collaborate in the creation of data analysis plans *Conduct analyses of district student-level administrative data, as well as nationally-representative cohort studies (i.e. ECLS-K, National Study of Children's Health) *Implement a variety of statistical and econometric techniques *Prepare interim analysis memos describing findings *Conduct and write literature reviews *Co-author academic manuscripts and other policy reports *Participate in and support grant writing *Work collaboratively with a team of researchers at varying academic stages, including faculty, post-docs, graduate students, and undergraduates
Essential: *PhD in education, public policy, sociology, or economics *Working knowledge of current education policy research about school choice and early childhood education *Publication record demonstrating strong analytical, research, and written communication skills, and ability to conduct collaborative research *Ability to communicate research results clearly and concisely to both academic and non-academic audiences, both verbally and in writing *Ability to teach and support advanced data analysis to junior scholars, including graduate and undergraduate students
Preferred: *Knowledge of, or willingness to learn, machine learning text analysis and geospatial analysis techniques
Researchers are expected to participate actively in the intellectual activities of Princeton University.
Applicants must apply online at https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/8201 and submit a cover letter, CV, three writing samples, two sample annotated do files, and a list of three references.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. A competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and excellent benefits will be offered. Appointment is for one year with the possibility for extension pending satisfactory performance and continued funding. This position is subject to the University's background check policy.
Internal Number: 103997410
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