Department of Government, University of Essex: Two Quantitative Methodology permanent appointments

The Department of Government is seeking to appoint two permanent appointments in the area of Quantitative Methodology. We are looking to make one appointment at Lecturer level and another appointment which could be at any of the advertised levels. The successful candidate will combine a primary focus in Quantitative Methodology with strong expertise in a substantive area of political science. The substantive area of expertise is open, although an ability to connect with areas of existing strengths in the department, such as international relations/conflict, political economy, political behaviour and/or comparative politics, would be a benefit. We welcome applications from candidates working in any field of quantitative methodology, but we are particularly interested in candidates with knowledge in one of the following areas: Bayesian modelling and data analysis; causal inference; real-time data analytics (e.g., event data, automated data collection, geographical data, data visualization, machine learning).

The post holder is expected to conduct research and teaching in Quantitative Methodology and their primary substantive area of interest at the undergraduate and postgraduate level. S/he will also (co-)supervise undergraduate projects, MA and PhD dissertations, and contribute to the successful administration and management of the Department.

The successful candidate will have obtained a PhD in Political Science or an allied field by the time the appointment begins. S/he should also have demonstrable potential of excellence in both research and teaching in Quantitative Methodology. The generation of external research funding is essential to this post.

Closing date: 30 September 2014

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