Postdoctoral Scholar/Research Position

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Arizona State University: Office of the University Provost Downtown: Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions: American Indian Policy Institute Location Phoenix, AZ Open Date Sep 4, 2020 Description The American Indian Policy Institute (AIPI) in the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions at Arizona State University invite applications for a full-time, 12-month, benefits-eligible, Postdoctoral Scholar beginning in October 2020. To learn more information about AIPI please visit JOB DESCRIPTION: The ideal candidate is an experienced data analyst with a good working knowledge of the intricate interactions among the Federal Government regulatory environment (including agencies such as the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Indian Education, U.S. Census Bureau, Federal Communications Commission, National Telecommunications and Information Administration), American Indian and Alaska Native Tribal Governments, and  tribal special interest organizations such as the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI). Under administrative direction, according to established topical AIPI policy priority guidelines, the candidate will conduct research, which includes developing, maintaining and analyzing information and information systems for decisions based on key findings of research initiatives. This position involves considerable interaction and communication with management units throughout the university, external agencies and public and private sector representatives. Essential Duties: Administering research, including coordination and communication with university and public and private sector teams and stakeholders; Designing, conducting, and analyzing original quantitative and qualitative research; Preparing project reports and manuscripts for peer-reviewed publications and making academic and public presentations; Assisting with long-term data management and archiving; Creating and maintaining databases utilizing various computer programming languages or user-oriented software, such as R, Stata, SPSS, SAS, and/or GIS; Utilize programs, such as the Google Work Suite, Microsoft Office, EndNote, and other commonly used work programs; May perform or assist in the delivery of presentations, write articles and technical reports; and The ability to engage professionally with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students across the university and community. Qualifications Required Qualifications: Phd in Public Policy, Public Administration, or related field OR Masters of Jurisprudence or Master of Legal Studies (preferred emphasis in American Indian Law) Desired Qualifications: Demonstrated academic interests and experience publishing in one or more of the following tribal topics: agriculture, health, telecommunications, economic development, census, environmental/natural resource management; Experience in working on Indian policy and/or with American Indian/Alaska Native tribal governments or communities; Experience (3 years) in conducting research and writing reports on American Indian issues; Expertise in community-based approaches; Experience with large research projects; The ability to work both independently and in collaboration with others on a multi-disciplinary research team; Research skills and experiences in intensive interviewing, survey design, and qualitative coding; and Excellent organizational and communication (oral and written) skills (including spoken/written English). Application Instructions To apply, please visit  and upload your application materials to an Interfolio Dossier. Application materials should include the following: Letter of interest outlining qualifications and experience as it relates to this position and fits with the mission of AIPI, as well as their commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. A complete curriculum vitae The names and contact information of three professional references (name, position, title,  organization, email and phone number) The application deadline is Saturday, October 3, 2020 5:00 p.m. EST. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled.
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Phoenix, AZ, USA