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Research Associate - Limited Term
Chapman University in Orange, California
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Date Posted January 13, 2020
Science-History Philosophy
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled

The Smith Institute for Political Economy and Philosophy at Chapman University seeks up to two two-year research associates, beginning in August 2019. Candidates in the disciplines of economics or philosophy are particularly welcome, but we will seriously consider any candidate interested in pursuing work that cuts across disciplines of social sciences and humanities more broadly.

The Smith Institute houses scholars from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds, including philosophy, economics, and literature. Its mission is to reintegrate the study of the humanities and economics, and to combine research and undergraduate education. Members of the institute are encouraged to pursue these aims by teaching innovative classes.

This is an exempt Academic Professional/ Administrator position. This position is eligible for participation in our health and welfare benefits, supplemental retirement plan, accrued sick time, vacation, and Holiday pay.


We seek candidates with the ability to generate and publish research of the highest quality. Research associates will also be expected to teach one course per year.

Required Qualifications

PhD in Philosophy, Economics, or relevant field if research; or equivalent prior to beginning the position and should address in their cover letter how their research and teaching fit with the mission of the Smith Institute.

Knowledge of and with the ability to conduct research and experimental methods.

Strong writing skills and communication skills to interact with a diverse group of individuals.

Ability to work with confidential information.

Ability to collaborate with faculty members and follow proper protocols and university policies and procedures.

Excellent problem solving skills and analytical skills to formulate and communicate findings.

Proven ability to work part of a team.

Strong organizational skills to plan, prioritize deadlines and perform multiple tasks without supervision.

Technical skills to learn and use enterprise skills and departmental tools.

Desired Qualifications Special Instructions to Applicants

Review of applications will begin on January 11th, 2019 until all positions are filled. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, writing sample, and the names and email addresses of three references. In addition, please arrange to have one letter of reference submitted on your behalf.

Inquiries can be submitted via email to Carol Campos: cacampos@chapman.edu. Please use “Smith Institute Research Associate” in the email subject. Applications may be submitted by clicking the “Apply for this Job” link above, via email, or via the Job Openings for Economists (JOE) website.

Chapman University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community. The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. The University is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.

Applicants for Staff and Administrator positions must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Chapman University does not sponsor applicants for Staff and Administrator positions for work visas.

The offer of employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion and outcomes of a criminal background screening.

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