Data analysis/processing, Data collection procedures, Experimental design
The Paul and Marcia Wythes Center on Contemporary China of the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) invites applications for a full time Associate or more senior Research Scholar with a preferred start date of September 1, 2018.
The Center conducts research that advances the study of contemporary China at Princeton University and provides substantive analysis from social science perspectives of the dramatic sociological shifts taking place in China today. The Research Scholar's duties include: working collaboratively with the Director to analyze multiple large datasets; coordinating, designing, implementing, and reporting on the results of such analyses; interfacing with collaborators or potential collaborators in research; potential course instruction pending departmental need, sufficient course enrollments and with the approval of the Office of the Dean of the Faculty; offering of workshops; preparing manuscripts for publication; training junior scholars and graduate students on research study design, methodology, and theory; guiding junior scholars and students in research projects; being familiar with quantitative data sources on China; providing data resource services on China to Princeton's scholars and students; and managing and participating in research conferences, seminars, and lecture series. The successful applicant will also contribute to the overall research agenda of the Center. There will be opportunities for authorship on publications, including first authorship, and preparing applications for external funding. The appointment is for three years with reappointment contingent upon successful department and University committee review.
Required Qualifications: Qualified individuals will have a Ph.D. in the social sciences and have: strong data management skills, ability to interpret data with coherent theory, strong methodological skills and interests, an interest in quantitative research methods and theory, strongly motivated, and work well in a team setting. Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Chinese are required.Â The ideal candidate will have demonstrated productivity in terms of published journal articles and scientific conference presentations.Â Preference will be given to candidates who are interested in contemporary China.
This position is subject to the University's background check policy.Â
Applicants must apply online at: https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/4941 by the application deadline of February 2, 2018, 11:59 p.m. EST and submit the following:
1.A cover letter
2.A current curriculum vitae
3.Contact information for two references
4.Two writing samplesÂ
Questions about the application process for this position may be directed to Yan Bennett at email@example.com. More information on the Center can be found at ccc.princeton.edu.
Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Since 1978, China has been undergoing a social transformation of which the scope, rapidity and impact are unprecedented in human history; all aspects of Chinese society are changing fundamentally and forever. Major social changes are occurring at a very rapid pace and it is a historic opportunity for those in the social sciences to document the large social changes now taking place in China. Given... China’s history and current place in the world, the study of contemporary China has never been more important.
The mission of the Paul and Marcia Wythes Center on Contemporary China is to advance the study of contemporary China at Princeton University and to provide substantive analysis from social science perspectives of the dramatic sociological shifts taking place in China today. Some of the most prominent examples include features of Chinese society, such as work organizations, the education system, the urban/rural divide, migration, social inequality, marriage and family, ethnicity and religion. Other examples include China’s fast economic growth, its nascent democratization efforts, and technological advances. The emphasis is on understanding social phenomena in China within its historical, cultural, political and economic context. Such study will not only help us understand China, but also other societies elsewhere, including developing and developed countries.
Recognizing the importance of China’s place in the world, the Center’s main goal is to help bring together and welcome those whose work focuses on issues that affect China today. The intent of the Center is to give an institutional home for such interdisciplinary collaboration and to bring together faculty and students whose research and work converge.
Our activities include a lecture series, graduate student workshops, and an annual PIIRS Global Seminar that will be held in China for the benefit of undergraduate students. Our faculty and students include members from Sociology, East Asian Studies, Economics, Anthropology, Politics, Religion, and the Woodrow Wilson School. The Center also hosts visiting scholars, postdoctoral research associates and other experts on contemporary China.