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Postdoctoral positions at our new Electoral Innovation Lab!

December 3rd, 2020, 8:33am by Sam Wang

Want to apply your intellectual skills to real-life reform? The Electoral Innovation Lab (an expansion of the Princeton Gerrymandering Project) is searching for postdocs! Our mission is to apply law, science, and math to strengthening U.S. democracy. Example topics include redistricting, ranked-choice voting, and open primaries.

We see our work as relating to political science in the same way that technology and engineering relate to the basic sciences. Our goal is to serve as a pipeline from fundamental research to practical application. To read about some of our priorities, see this Research Agenda. And here’s a slideshow of our story. (Side note for friends and supporters: invite me to talk about the Lab – it’s more fun to talk about it!)

Many disciplines are welcome! We welcome applicants from all the natural sciences, as well as social and behavioral sciences. We expect that these positions will be of particular interest to people in the fields of political science and law.

Your work will seed important research with significant implications for the years ahead. Please apply!

Tags: Princeton · Redistricting · U.S. Institutions

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  • anonymous voter

    I would hope that voting alternatives other than ranked choice are considered. Score voting (aka range voting), including its simplified form known as acceptance voting, are (IMO) better choices. If you are unfamiliar with them, they are decent introductions available on Wikipedia.

    The biggest problem with RCV is that its most popular realization as IRV (instant runoff voting) is subject to chaotic behavior (in the mathematical sense) as last-choice candidates get eliminated and the effects bubble up towards the selection of a “winner”.

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