The Social and Economic Survey Research Institute of Qatar University is presently seeking to fill multiple Senior Policy Analyst and Post-Doctoral Research Fellow positions located in Doha, Qatar.
Senior Policy Analysts will join a newly-formed Policy Unit, established to utilize new and existing SESRI survey data to engage in empirically-backed analysis and debate of policy questions of relevance to Qatar and the Gulf region. Applicants should possess expert-level knowledge and understanding of one or more substantive areas of local and regional policy relevance, including but not limited to education, health, migration, marriage and family, performance evaluation, political attitudes, and economics. Successful candidates will be able to show evidence of an active research agenda and demonstrated record of engagement with policy and policymaking communities. Quantitative analytical skills, experience using survey data, and experience working on Gulf policy issues all will be considered highly favorably. Candidates should have a master’s degree in public policy, public administration, or relevant social science field, and at least five years of relevant professional experience.
Post-Doctoral Research Fellows will join SESRI’s research department for a period of one year, with a start date that is negotiable, and the possibility of a one-year renewal upon mutual agreement. Scholars with a recent doctoral degree from a relevant social science or related discipline, including but not limited to sociology, political science, public policy, public administration, economics, public health, demography, women’s and gender studies, education, statistics, and survey methodology are encouraged to apply. Candidates whose research intersects with issues of marriage and family, women’s health, immigration and migration, performance evaluation and education reform, or political attitudes and identity politics are strongly encouraged to apply. Priority will be given to candidates who have experience with collecting and using survey data as part of their own research as well as substantive interests in the cultures, societies, and public affairs of the Arab Gulf region.
Review of applications will begin on Nov. 15 and Nov. 1, 2014, respectively, but the positions will remain open until filled. Interviews of short-listed candidates may take place at the Annual Meeting of the Middle East Studies Association, Nov. 22-25.
For the full announcements, and to apply, visit sesri.qu.edu.qa/career.
Posted by our own Justin Gengler, a senior researcher at SESRI!