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Post-Doctoral Position - Department of Political Science

Recruitment Period

Open date: June 22nd, 2020

Last review date: Wednesday, Sep 30, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Wednesday, Jun 30, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


We are looking to recruit a post-doctoral scholar for an inter-disciplinary research project on A Network Analytic Study of the Determinants and Consequences of Burden Sharing in International Alliances and Defense Cooperation Agreements, 1945-2010. This is a one-year position, with a possibility for an additional one-year renewal. We are seeking candidates from various social, economic, physical, mathematical, or information sciences. This ad seeks candidates with expertise in network analysis and computational modeling and substantive knowledge of social and political processes. The following qualifications are mandatory for this position:

a. Ph.D. in hand at the start of the position.
b. Knowledge of and experience in network analysis.
c. Knowledge of and experience with agent-based modeling.
d. Strong statistical data analysis and data management skills.

The following skills and experiences would be considered as strong advantages.

a. Programming experience (Python, Java, C++, C#, R)
b. Demonstrated research on social and political processes within and among nations.
c. Demonstrated research on social, physical, or communication networks.
d. Experience managing research assistants and research teams.

This is a full-time position with an annual salary beginning at $54,000 plus UC Davis fringe benefits. UC Davis is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

Initial review of applications will begin July 31, 2020. The position will remain open until filled.

Submit cover letter, CV, three letters of recommendation, and sample writing (article, dissertation chapters, etc.) to

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Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Writing Sample - article, dissertation chapters, etc.

  • Writing Sample 2 (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required