Post Doctoral Fellowship in Elections

This came across my desk today:


Applications are invited for a post-doctoral fellowship supported by the “Making Electoral Democracy Work” project. The study examines how the rules of the game influence voters and parties. The study examines 27 elections in five countries (Canada, France, Germany, Spain, and Switzerland) and will include: an internet panel survey; an analysis of party strategies; and a series of experiments designed to complement the analyses of party and voter behaviour. For more information, see:

Applicants must demonstrate research interest and skills in the quantitative study of elections. The fellow will be actively involved in various aspects of the study, and will have the opportunity to collaborate and co-author with the co-investigators of the project. He/she will have an office at the Canada Research Chair in Electoral Studies at the Université de Montréal and will work on a daily basis with Professor André Blais, the director of the study.

The annual stipend is $40,000 (CAN). Travel expenses for up to two conferences (at which the fellow presents a paper) per year (maximum of $1,000 per conference) are reimbursed.

The fellowship is due to start in September 2010. The successful applicant must have defended his / her dissertation prior to the start date. The deadline for applications is March 1, 2010. Applicants should email their CV, a short letter, and the names of two referees to:

Professor André Blais
Canada Research Chair in Electoral Studies
Département de science politique
Université de Montréal