Empirical Research Teaching Fellow


The 2011-12 fellowship has been filled. Applications for next year’s fellowship will be accepted starting next spring.

The Fellow will provide consultation to students and faculty by:

• Perform data analysis using multivariate statistical modeling with both continuous and discrete variables
• Provide consulting and programming for database management
• Assist with procuring data sets and setting up data for use with statistical packages such as Stata, SPSS, SAS, and R
• Provide consulting and assistance with statistical packages
• Review draft papers for replicability and the appropriate use of statistical methods

Other duties may include: Developing resource guides for students leading to data sets and other resources in empirical research, presenting guest lectures on empirical research topics for law school classes, and consulting on survey development.

Stipend and Benefits

Fellows will have access to the full range of resources offered by HLS and Harvard University. Each fellow will be provided with mentorship by one or more members of the faculty, library privileges, health benefits, a research budget, a budget for travel, and an annual stipend of $60,000.


Applicants are required to have a Ph.D., M.A., or M.S. in Statistics; or Ph.D or M.A. or M.S. in Social/Behavioral Science with emphasis on quantitative/statistical methods. Experience with Stata is of primary importance, although sound knowledge of either SAS or R may serve as a sufficient starting point.  Experience in the application of quantitative methods to social science and/or legal data helpful.  The fellow should be familiar with regression, logit, and probit models.  Expertise in one or more of the following also helpful:  experimental design, ANOVA, time series, factor analysis, structural equation models, survey methodology, and models commonly used in the social sciences.


There is one Empirical Research Fellowship available for 2011-12. Applications should include a cover letter and resume or CV.

For questions, please contact swones@law.harvard.edu.

Send Applications, either electronically to:   empiricalfellows@law.harvard.edu

or in paper form, to:
EMR Fellowship Committee
(Attn:  K.Thomas)
Harvard Law School
Griswold Hall 1 North
Cambridge, MA 02138

Last modified: August 01, 2011

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