Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
May 26, 2023
Sep 06, 2023
Analyst, Research
Full Time
Institute for Immigration ResearchShrivastava Family Graduate Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Immigration Research The George Mason University, Institute for Immigration Research (IIR) invites applications for a one-year, renewable position as the Shrivastava Family Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Immigration Research. The successful candidate's areas of specialization will include immigration, economic, social and political consequences of migration, quality of life, and the overall issues related to immigration policy. This position is critical to the success of the IIR and requires the full understanding and active participation in fulfilling the mission of the IIR.George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.Responsibilities:The Institute for Immigration Research (IIR) Postdoctoral Researcher position reports to and is managed by the Director of the IIR. This position has three major areas of responsibility: support, management, and research.The Shrivastava Family Graduate Postdoctoral Fellow in Immigration Research is expected to:Mentor and supervise graduate and undergraduate students in their acquisition of skills and preparation of research materials;Be an integral part of the Immigration Data on Demand (iDod) service, to include allocating tasks and maintaining/improving the system for public use;Pursue research ideas, to include publishing in academic venues, presenting at academic conferences, assisting with obtaining research grants, and the development of new research endeavors;Represent the IIR with various publics, to include collaboration with the Immigrant Learning Center of Malden, MA, the publication of research in public venues, and responding to media inquiries; andPlay a vital role in the IIR activities including colloquia, events, partnerships, and projects.Required Qualifications:The successful candidate must have earned a Ph.D., or have completed it by August 24, 2023, in sociology, anthropology, political science, economics, demography, or related field, as well as:Understanding of U.S. immigration system and policies;Knowledge of ESRI ArcGIS;Advanced quantitative research skills;Excellent written communication skills demonstrated by prior publications;Advanced knowledge of:Multiple scripting languages and tools for quantitative analysis;Qualitative and/or textual analysis;Database competency, including data extraction and manipulation;Microsoft Office Suite;The ability to manage/oversee multiple projects; andTechnical competency to adapt to new technological systems.Preferred Qualifications:Candidates with a strong background in the following areas are preferred:Advanced qualitative research skills;Familiarity with migration policies of other countries; andMentorship and supervision of students.

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F9626z at by July 14, 2023; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, CV, and a list of three professional references with contact information. In the cover letter, please discuss your qualifications, research experience, and fit with the IIR and position responsibilities. For more information, contact IIR Director, Dr. James Witte: Applicants must apply to this posting prior to contacting Dr. Witte.

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