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NYU Development Research Institute Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship

Title: NYU Development Research Institute Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship

  • Employer: New York University (Development Research Institute)
  • Location: United States
  • Position Type: Post-Doc
  • Deadline: Dec 31, 2017

  • Job Description:

    The New York University Development Research Institute (DRI) is devoted to rigorous, scholarly research on economic growth, development, and related fields aimed at improving the welfare of the poor. For the 2017-2018 academic year, DRI is offering a competitive post-doctoral fellowship to a promising scholar working in development economics, political economy, economic history, or related fields. The fellowship provides opportunities for recent PhDs to draw from their individual areas of research, prior to taking on the full responsibilities of a faculty position. They also offer the benefit of collaboration with NYU faculty members, including DRI’s co-directors, William Easterly and Yaw Nyarko, and DRI affiliated faculty.

    The co-directors are currently working on economic development topics related to foreign aid, economic of agriculture (especially food prices, market integration and commodities exchanges); and labor and migration. The candidate will have the opportunity to pursue some of their own research interests; a candidate whose project overlaps with DRI’s research focus will have a greater chance of being selected.

    We seek a candidate not only of exceptional scholarly promise but also with an orientation towards informing and engaging in public debate and discussion on development issues. Although the Institute has its roots in economics, DRI recognizes that development is an interdisciplinary field and thus encourages applications from scholars whose work spans related disciplines, including politics, law, and public health. DRI is committed to encouraging the work of scholars with backgrounds outside of the U.S. and Europe. The successful post-doctoral fellow will spend one (1) year in residence conducting research at DRI, both individually and jointly with NYU faculty members. The DRI fellowship is predominantly a research appointment, with some possibility of area-specific teaching. The DRI fellow will participate in shaping DRI’s research agenda. He/She will be responsible for organizing seminars for members of the NYU community to share and discuss current development research, which will also serve as a platform for the fellow to showcase his/her own work. In addition to producing papers for publication in peer-reviewed journals, the fellow will be asked to contribute research content to the DRI website.

    The projected stipend is competitive with similar positions, and the fellow may apply for additional funds for travel and research assistance as needed for specific projects. Final confirmation of the appointment is subject to budgetary approval. Candidates for this fellowship beginning in AY 2017-2018 should complete their Ph.D. between May 2016 and September 2017. A complete application will include:

    1. A statement of intended research and goals, outlining your proposed
    research agenda;
    2. 1 job market or sample paper;
    3. 3 letters of reference; and
    4. Your curriculum vitae.

    To Apply: Applications should be submitted via or to Delphine Demmerle Yaghmaian at The subject line of your email should read: “Last name, First name: NYU DRI Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship.” After November 30th, 2017, new applications will not be reviewed nor considered. The call for applications has now closed.

    New York University is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.
    EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

  • This position has closed. Applications are no longer accepted.