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311Opportunity for Ph.D.: RUSSELL SAGE FOUNDATION

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  • Glenn Brown
    Apr 14, 2008
      Position: Program Officer
      Russell Sage Foundation
      Location: New York
      Date posted: 4/6/2008


      112 East 64th Street
      New York, New York 10065

      Position Opening


      The Russell Sage Foundation is the principal American foundation devoted exclusively to research in the social sciences. An operating foundation with assets of over $250 million, the Foundation supports external research projects on a variety of social issues, provides residential fellowships to selected scholars, and publishes books and monographs deriving from the research it supports. Current programs include research on the labor market problems of low-skilled workers, the social, economic and political implications of the current large wave of immigration to the U.S., the social consequences of the recent rise in economic inequality, and the ways in which U.S. institutions are adapting to the increasing racial and ethnic diversity of the American population. The Foundation's interests range across topics in economics, sociology, political science, and social psychology, and its programs are often designed to foster new or interdisciplinary approaches to social problems in the U.S.

      The Foundation seeks a program officer to take responsibility for overseeing one or more current research programs, to orchestrate the annual review of visiting scholar applications, and to participate in the development of the Foundation's new initiatives in social research. The program officer will work with program staff and academic advisory committees to provide overall intellectual and scientific direction for each program under development. Duties include writing requests for proposals, reviewing submitted proposals, organizing peer review, working with principal investigators to shape projects that require revision, writing briefs to propose research projects to the Foundation's Board of Trustees, monitoring funded research, and consulting with other funding agencies to secure support for co-funded projects.

      Qualifications include:

      · a Ph.D. and a substantial research background in social science
      · strong analytic and quantitative training
      · excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
      · evidence of superior writing ability
      · excellent presentational skills
      · demonstrated administrative strengths

      The Foundation offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience, and excellent benefits.

      Send a resume and a brief letter describing qualifications and interest in the position to:

      Ms. Alexsa Rosa
      Russell Sage Foundation
      112 East 64th Street
      New York, New York 10065
      Email: arosa@...

      All applications received will remain under consideration until a hiring decision is made.
      Contact Information:

      E-mail : arosa@...
      Ms. Alexsa Rosa
      Russell Sage Foundation
      112 E. 64th Street
      New York, NY 10065

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