NewKnowledge is committed to building a pluralistic team with broad academic, life, and work experiences that contribute diverse perspectives to the problems we explore. We believe this diversity is critical to supporting the personal and professional growth of our entire learning community.

Part-time Social Scientist: Grad Student Preferred

1. About You

Do you want applied social science research experience? Are you interested in seeing how a range of organizations work toward social impact? Do you thrive in collaborative teams? Do you have a positive outlook and like to laugh about quirky things? Are you excited about working with people from many backgrounds and with different opinions? What about working alongside a few office dogs? If the answer is YES, you might be a great Social Scientist at NewKnowledge!

2. About NewKnowledge

New Knowledge Organization Ltd. empowers change-makers with interdisciplinary social science research. As a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, we pursue this work to build a society where all people can live to their greatest potential in harmony with a thriving biosphere. Through independent research, evaluation, strategic planning, and systems design, we explore how people learn about and are motivated to solve society’s grand challenges. With over 30 researchers from a range of disciplines, we explore paths to individual and community wellness, how to support a healthy biosphere, and how media and cultural organizations contribute to a just society. Consistent with the principles of a strong democracy, we promote public dialogue and action through collaboration, transparency in our process, and open access to the results of our work.

3. Requirements

In addition to the About You questions (above), there are a few more things we need. Candidates should:
Be in their final year or two of completing their Ph.D. or equivalent degree in sociology, education, linguistics, public health, psychology, anthropology, or other relevant social science; and
Have the ability to work in our New York City office.

4. Expected Responsibilities

The Social Scientist will be assigned to a portfolio of projects with the role of leading or assisting with: instrument design, data collection, data analysis, and report writing related to their particular area of expertise. We are open to hiring an expert in either qualitative or quantitative methods; because NewKnowledge takes a mixed-methods approach to all projects, we expect all researchers to have a general familiarity with both. The Social Scientist will be considered an integral part of the team, expected to participate in partner meetings and learn about all of our work. The Social Scientist will be expected to work a minimum of 16 hours during the workweek, anywhere from 9:30 AM to 5:30PM. The schedule can be flexible to suit other work and school demands.

Location: 40 Exchange Place, Suite 1403, New York, NY 10005

To apply: Submit the following to Laura Tietjen,

  • Résumé
  • Cover letter
  • One writing OR one research sample. If you choose to send a writing sample, please use a two-page excerpt from a report or publication that you’re the sole author of. If you choose to submit a research sample, please attach R code files or a URL to a code repository that demonstrates your breadth of skills.