Mid- or Senior-Level Sociologist

Job title: Mid- or Senior-Level Sociologist

Company: RAND

Job description: Job Type: Regular

Position Description

RAND is looking for sociologists to work across a number of policy-relevant research areas that fit into our primary research areas: social and economic wellbeing; health care; education and labor; military and national defense; and homeland security.

Quantitative and qualitative methodological skill sets are sought, which could include expertise in one or more of the following: survey methodology, causal analysis, longitudinal analysis, demographic methods, focus group, interview, and observational methodologies. RAND is also interested in innovative methodological approaches to research.

Candidates will have opportunities to receive appointments and teach in the Pardee RAND Graduate School.


All research positions at RAND require excellent analytic skills, the ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English, both orally and in writing; the ability to work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team; and a strong commitment to RAND’s core values of quality and objectivity.

Candidates at the mid-career level should also possess a promising record of peer-reviewed publications, experience in obtaining external research funding, and an interest in leading and participating in multidisciplinary research teams.

Candidates at the senior level should possess a distinguished research record, a proven ability to attract significant research funding (i.e., large-scale research projects and teams), a strong record of peer-reviewed publications, a willingness to provide mentoring for more junior researchers, and the skills to lead multidisciplinary research teams.

Education Requirements

PhD in Sociology, Demography or related field.

Demonstrated research skills and a strong interest in empirical analyses related to public policy.


Applicants should have at least 5-7 years of experience after their PhD in an academic or non-academic research setting. Experience obtaining external research funding is required. A record of peer-reviewed publications consistent with experience is expected.

Junior-level applicants who do not meet these requirements should apply for our Junior Sociologist Position.

Writing Sample Required

A writing sample is required for this position.


Santa Monica, CA; Washington DC; Pittsburgh, PA; Boston, MA

Special Note

For more information and to apply online, please visit . Applicants should send a letter describing qualifications and research interests, curriculum vitae, and sample publications via the website. Only electronic applications will be accepted.

For questions related to the application materials or the position please contact .

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and continue until positions are filled.

Equal Opportunity Employer: race/color/religion/sex/sexual orientation/gender identity/national origin/disability/vet

Expected salary:

Location: Washington DC

Job date: Sun, 17 Oct 2021 03:22:10 GMT

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