Postdoctoral Fellowship

Dartmouth College is pleased to announce that it is searching for a 2015-2016 academic year postdoctoral fellow in the area of quantitative social science. The fellow will be formally affiliated with the Program in Mathematics and Social Sciences (MSS), an interdisciplinary program that integrates modern statistical and computational research techniques with contemporary social science questions. The successful fellow should have a research record that demonstrates independence and initiative and is grounded methodologically in statistics or other computational techniques.

During the 2015–2016 academic year the MSS fellow will teach one course on a subject of his or her choosing, will be mentored by faculty associated with MSS, and will participate in the intellectual life of MSS, for example, attending seminars and consulting with faculty and honors students on ongoing research. The stipend for the MSS fellow is $60,000 with a $5,000 account available for equipment, travel, and research materials. The fellowship can be extended through the 2016–2017 academic year, subject to negotiation between the fellow and the chair of MSS.


  1. Ph.D. in any discipline or expected Ph.D. by September 2015.
  2. Substantive interest in any social science field.
  3. Research interests that strongly intersect statistical or computation methods.
  4. A proven ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
  5. A demonstrated interest in interdisciplinary research.

Application Materials:

  1. Curriculum vitae that includes all publications.
  2. Statement of research interests, no longer than two pages, that includes a short description of the research the applicant would like to pursue while in residence at Dartmouth.
  3. Names of Dartmouth faculty who would be of interest to the applicant and with whom the opportunity to engage would enhance applicant's work.
  4. Three letters of reference.
  5. A copy of one paper written in English, either published or unpublished.

Applications will be reviewed starting on December 1, 2015, and interested individuals can apply at the following URL:

With an even distribution of male and female students and over a third of the undergraduate student population from minority groups, Dartmouth is committed to diversity and encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans and people with disabilities.