Opportunity to study the impact of U.S “stand your ground” self-defence laws

David Humphreys

The Department of Social Policy and Intervention is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Officer to join an international research team led by Associate Professor David Humphreys (University of Oxford) and Professor Douglas Wiebe (University of Pennsylvania), studying the impact of U.S “stand your ground” self-defence laws.

This is a full-time post, for a fixed-term of 2 years, funded by the Joyce Foundation. The post will start on the 1 November 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Prospective candidates will have a doctorate in the social (e.g. sociology, criminology, economics or public policy, etc) or medical sciences (e.g. epidemiology or public health) with a strong foundation in using quasi-experimental research designs and experience conducting quantitative research using advanced statistical methods. They will have demonstrated the capacity to produce high-quality peer-reviewed publications on relevant topics, build research collaborations, and present research findings to fellow professionals and other informed members of the public.

Only online applications received before 12.00 midday on Wednesday 29 August 2018 can be considered. Interviews are scheduled to take place the week commencing 17 September 2018.