Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Immigration Research

Position Information

Position Information

Department Sociology and Anthropology
Alternate Department Description

Institute for Immigration Research

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Job Category Research Faculty
Role (State) Job Title Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Immigration Research
Working Title Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Immigration Research
Job Type Full-Time
Position Number F9626z
Recruit Number Faculty - 7080
Working Hours
Location Fairfax
Pay Band
Salary Commensurate with education and experience.
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Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Immigration Research

The George Mason University Institute for Immigration Research (iir.gmu.edu), within the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, invites applications for a one-year, renewable position as a Postdoctoral Fellow. 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 successful candidate’s areas of specialization will include immigration, economic, social and political consequences of migration, quality of life, and overall issues related to immigration policy. This position is critical to the success of the Institute for Immigration Research (IIR), requiring the full understanding of and active participation in the mission of the IIR.

The incumbent reports to and is managed by the Director of the IIR and is expected to:

  • Manage the Immigration Data on Demand (iDod) service (an IIR data system that is user-oriented and designed to provide objective and actionable information for public end users) by responding to data requests and maintaining/improving the system for public use;
  • Pursue research projects, including publishing in academic venues, presenting at academic conferences, preparing grant proposals, and the development of new research endeavors;
  • Supervise and mentor graduate and undergraduate students in their acquisition of skills and preparation of research materials; and
  • Represent the IIR in various public settings, to include collaborative efforts with the Immigrant Learning Center of Malden, Mass., the publication of research in public venues, and responses to media inquiries.

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned Ph.D.—or have completed it by the start date of the position—in sociology, anthropology, political science, economics, demography, or a related field;
  • Proficiency in ESRI ArcGIS;
  • Advanced quantitative research skills;
  • Excellent written communication skills demonstrated by prior publications; and
  • Technical competency to adapt to new technological systems.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced qualitative research skills;
  • Experience supervising and mentoring students;
  • The ability to manage/oversee multiple projects;
  • Experience working with interdisciplinary research teams;
  • Advanced knowledge of:
    • SPSS (syntax-based coding);
    • Discovertext;
    • NodeXL;
    • Qualtrics;
    • SQL or database competency; and
    • Microsoft Office suite.
Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F9626z at jobs.gmu.edu; complete and submit the online application; and upload a letter of interest (in the letter of interest, please discuss qualifications and research experience) to be uploaded in field labeled ‘Cover Letter’, CV, and a list of three professional references with contact information. Review of applications will begin August 31, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.

For more information, contact IIR Director, Dr. James Witte: jwitte@gmu.edu. Applicants must apply to this posting first prior to contacting Dr. Witte.

For Full Consideration, Apply by: August 31, 2017
Posting Date 06/14/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled? Yes
Telework Friendly? No
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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. CV
  3. List of Professional References
Optional Documents