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20210712 Postdoctoral Fellow of Social Science, CASER, NYU (Shanghai)

Location: Shanghai, China

Open Date: Jul 10, 2021


The Center for Applied Social and Economic Research (CASER) at NYU Shanghai, established on November 19, 2020, is dedicated to fostering methodologically rigorous, multi-disciplinary research on the most pressing issues related to China’s socioeconomic development. CASER now seeks a Postdoctoral Fellow to work on research projects in China related to longitudinal data collection and analysis

Salary is internationally competitive and commensurate with experience. The position will start Sept 1, 2021, for an initial appointment of two years, renewable, subject to mutual agreement. The appointment start date for non-Chinese applicants depends on the progress of the work permit application. The successful candidate is expected to become an active member of the Center’s research team, led by the Center Director (Prof. Xiaogang Wu), to work with other team members to coordinate the Center’s newly launched project, the Shanghai Early Childhood and Education Survey (SEEDS), including data collection, cleaning, documentation, and archiving. The candidate will also have access to the Center’s urban household panel survey data, such as “Hong Kong Panel Study of Social Dynamics [HKPSSD] and Shanghai Urban Neighborhood Survey [SUNS]), to pursue their own professional development in research on relevant themes.


Candidates should have an excellent academic background (Ph.D. degree) in quantitative social science or closely related fields, including demonstrated expertise in survey and experiment research design, advanced techniques of statistical data analysis for longitudinal, multilevel, and cross-nationally comparative data. Research interests and experience in working with early childhood education and development are a plus. Prior publications in peer-reviewed journals in English will be particularly welcome.

Application Instructions

Please submit a cover letter that describes relevant training and career goals, CV, research statement, two representative publications or writing samples and two letters of recommendation via Interfolio. Further information on the advertised position and the Center may be obtained by contacting We will begin reviewing applications on July 19th and will continue until the position is filled.

About NYU Shanghai

NYU Shanghai is the third degree-granting campus within New York University’s global network. It is the first higher education joint venture in China authorized to grant degrees that are accredited in the U.S. as well as in China. All teaching is conducted in English. A research university with liberal arts and science at its core, NYU Shanghai resides in one of the world's great cities with a vibrant intellectual community. NYU Shanghai recruits scholars of the highest caliber committed to NYU's global vision of transformative teaching and innovative research and who embody the global society in which we live.

NYU’s global network includes degree-granting campuses in New York, Shanghai, and Abu Dhabi, complemented by eleven additional academic centers across five continents. Faculty and students circulate within the network in pursuit of common research interests and cross-cultural, interdisciplinary endeavors, both local and global.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

NYU Shanghai is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity, and social inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from under-represented individuals in the profession, across color, creed, race, ethnic and national origin, physical ability, and gender and sexual identity. NYU Shanghai affirms the value of differing perspectives on the world as we strive to build the strongest possible university with the widest reach.

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