Postdoctoral Researcher: Political Science
University of California Irvine, School of Social Sciences - Political Science
United States

Postdoctoral Researcher: Political Science


  • School of Social Sciences - Political Science



Open date: December 21st, 2018
Next review date: March 29th, 2019

Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: June 28th, 2019

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.


The Program in Corporate Welfare Studies at the University of California Irvine is seeking one or two postdoctoral researchers. The researcher would conduct his or her own research on corporate welfare, broadly defined as the causes and consequences of governmental policies that affect particular firms. Examples of research supported by the Program include how regulations on airline pilot hours affect airline behavior, how the bailouts of banks deemed too large to fail affect different firms, the influence of tax incentives on firms’ decisions of where to locate, and how political pressures can affect the behavior of firms. The postdoctoral researcher would spend most of the time conducting his or her own research. PhD students and undergraduates may be available to support the research. The researcher would also participate in related workshops, and would assist selected students in their research.


The initial full-time position will be for one year with the possibility of funding for an additional year. The annual pay is $60,000, plus benefits. Funding is available for conference presentations. Further information about the program is at


The successful candidate must possess a Ph.D. in Political Science by the start of the appointment. Knowledge of U.S. political institutions, U.S. data, and statistics. Ability to work as part of a team.

Application procedure: 
Completed applications must be submitted electronically through

All candidates are required to submit:
1) Cover letter with a clear statement of research interests 
2) Curriculum Vitae
3) Statement of Contributions on Diversity
4) One research paper 
5) Three reference letters submitted through https//
To receive fullest consideration, applications should be received by March 29, 2019, although the position will be open until filled.


The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.



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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required



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