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Postdoctoral Researcher

Recruitment Period

Open date: March 1st, 2018
Next review date: April 5th, 2018
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: June 30th, 2018
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 a postdoctoral researcher. 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 related 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, conditions which make corruption especially likely, and how political pressures can affect the behavior of multinational 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 about $60,000, plus benefits, and support for travel to conferences.

The successful candidate must possess a Ph.D. in Political Science by the start of the appointment. Knowledge of U.S. political institutions, and U.S. data. 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

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.

Job location

Irvine, CA




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