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Research Assistant – Gallagher: Climate Change Policy

Professor Kelly Sims Gallagher is seeking two master's degree students to serve as research assistants for a new book project on climate change policy. The book is a comparative study and is being written by Professor Gallagher and two Chinese co-authors, one who is a professor at Tsinghua University, and the other a senior researcher at the Development Research Center of the State Council.  They are comparing the policy processes and other factors that lead to differing outcomes in Chinese climate policy.  

Professor Gallagher is looking for two research assistants with the following distinct qualifications:

  • one student who has deep knowledge about the U.S. policy process, ideally someone who has worked in the U.S government;
  • one student who is fluent in Chinese (reading and writing) and who has deep knowledge of the Chinese policy process.  

Initially, the research assistants will assist with a thorough literature review and the development of an annotated bibliography.  Depending on how each performs, the research assistants may be invited to help with interviews, and possibly writing.  The workload will be 5-10 hours per week for the fall semester, with the possibility of work to continue in the spring.

To apply:

Interested candidates should email by 9:00am Monday, September 23, with the following information:

  • Brief statement of interest in the position highlighting relevant background and skills (no more than 300 words, please send in the body of an email)
  • Resume/CV
  • Writing sample (no more than 1 page single-spaced – an excerpt from a longer document is fine)

Please state at the beginning of your email which of these two positions you are applying for (U.S. side or China side).

Any questions may be directed to Miranda. Applications from Fletcher students will be given priority, but all Tufts graduate students are welcome to apply.

The pay rate for the position is:

$15/hr for second-year graduate students
$12/hr for first-year graduate students

Work-study is always a plus.