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CAPS/Harris Poll Postdoctoral Fellow

Harvard University
Job Location:
Cambridge, 02138
Political Science

School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Position Description

The Center for American Political Studies at Harvard University seeks applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow for the 2024-2025 academic year. This is a 1-year position. The preferred start date is 7/1/2024. The salary is $68,500, with up to an additional $2500 in research funding available. This position is benefits eligible. 

The postdoctoral fellow will work under the supervision of Professors Ryan Enos and Stephen Ansolabehere and will devote 25% of their time to helping to manage the Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll, a weekly nationally representative survey, and other CAPS research initiatives. They will also spend 25% of their time on joint projects with Professors Enos and Ansolabehere. The remainder of the fellow's time will be devoted to their own research. 

Basic Qualifications

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in political science or related fields and a strong background in the study of public opinion and survey methodology.

Special Instructions

Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal ( The application review process will begin on May 1st, 2024, and will continue until the position is filled. 

Required documents:
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Please note: a finalist will also be asked to provide a Ph.D. Certificate of Completion 

Contact Information

Laura Donaldson

Contact Email:

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