Postdoctoral Fellowship Positions for 2016-17 Have Been Filled

These postdoctoral research fellow positions have been filled for 2016-17.

The Program in Quantitative Social Science (QSS) seeks one or two postdoctoral research fellows for full-time appointment during the 2016-2017 academic year. The fellows will work with Assistant Professor of Government Brendan Nyhan and will be housed in and affiliated with QSS, an interdisciplinary program that integrates modern statistical and computational research techniques with contemporary social science questions. Applicants should have a proven record of research success; excellent writing and organizational skills; and expertise in experimental design, applied statistics, and/or computational social science.

The QSS fellows will work with Nyhan on new and ongoing projects in areas including studies of misperceptions and fact-checking, the role of party networks in contemporary American politics, and methods for addressing post-treatment bias in experiments. Project work will be determined in consultation with the fellows based on their skills and interests. In addition, fellows will conduct their own research with mentoring from Nyhan and other faculty associated with QSS, teach one quantitative social science course on a subject of their choosing related to their research, and participate in the intellectual life of QSS by attending seminars, consulting with faculty and students on research, etc. Fellows will also join a broader community of postdoctoral social science researchers that includes scholars at QSS, the Neukom Institute, the John Sloan Dickey Center, and the Dartmouth Society of Fellows. The stipend for a QSS fellow is $55,000 with a $5,000 account available for equipment, travel, and research materials. The fellowship can be extended through the 2017-2018 academic year subject to the approval of Nyhan and the QSS chair.


1. Ph.D. in a social science discipline or expected Ph.D. by September 2016

2. Related substantive research interests and methodological expertise

3. A proven ability to work both independently and collaboratively

Application materials:

1) Curriculum vitae

2) Statement of research interests (no longer than two pages)

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5) A copy of one paper written in English (published or unpublished)

Applications will be reviewed starting on February 1, 2016. Interested individuals can apply at the following URL:!/33763.

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.