Post-doc Opportunity at Boise State

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The Public Policy Research Center (PPRC) at Boise State University is seeking a post-doctoral researcher (social scientist)with mixed-methods research skills and an interest in working at the interface of society and science. The ideal candidate will have an interdisciplinary background and an interest and experience in: 1) mixed-method social science methods, and 2) one or more of the research themes of the PPRC (see below). The emphasis of this position will be on developing and contributing to collaborative scholarship derived from existing and available data and resources across a wide range of policy issues and problems. The position is for one year with an option of a second year of funding pending successful review and progress.

Applicants must have a social science doctoral degree (political science, sociology, policy sciences, public administration, geography, planning and regional science, economics) with a background in social science and mixed-methods approaches. Interdisciplinary experience and the ability to work with physical and natural scientists, and engineers are critical to this position. Applicants must have the desire to advance policy and decision theory and quantitative and applied social science methods. Significant opportunities will be available for interdisciplinary interactions, publications, research dissemination, and participation in a large and vibrant university research community.

The position is located in Boise State University’s Public Policy Research Center, a non-partisan, interdisciplinary research center in the College of Social Sciences and Public Affairs. The PPRC provides theoretical, empirical and applied policy research across a wide range of complex policy issues and problems and supports the mission of Boise State University in becoming a Metropolitan Research University of Distinction. Current research themes in the PPRC include:

  • Agri food systems policy
  • Transport Policy
  • Emerging technologies (nanotechnology and robotics)
  • Natural hazards and disaster risk reduction
  • Environmental policy (climate change, water policy, land use and planning)

Boise State is Idaho’s metropolitan research university, located in the state’s population center and capital city. Boise is an ideal place to live – a hub of government, business, arts, recreation of all types, health care, industry and technology. Boise State is the largest university in Idaho with 22,678 students. The university offers studies in nearly 200 fields of interest.

Undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and technical programs are available in seven colleges: Arts and Sciences, Business and Economics, Education, Engineering, Graduate Studies, Health Sciences, and Social Sciences and Public Affairs. Through partnership opportunities and relationships close to home and beyond, Boise State is dedicated to research, innovation and student experiences that drive economic development and contribute to a vibrant and healthy community.

At a minimum you should have: Ph.D. at the time of appointment.

Salary and benefits: $45,000 per year, plus an excellent benefits package is available for eligible employees, for more information visit:

If you are interested in this position: Please submit a cover letter indicating your interest and qualifications for this position. Attach a CV, three professional references with contact information, and at least two representative publications.

Required documents should be emailed to:

Review of documents will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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