Postdoctoral Scholar
Advertiser: Center for the Economics of Human Development, University of Chicago
Field(s) of specialization: Labor; Demographic Economics
Position type(s): Other academic
Location of job: 5750 S. Woodlawn, Chicago, IL, 60637, United States (map)
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: 4 years
Letters of reference required: 3
Target date for applications: 31 Dec 2020
Application deadline: 31 Jan 2021 (accepting applications)
Posting end date: 31 Jan 2021
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video starting January, 2021.
Ad text:

The Center for the Economics of Human Development (CEHD) is actively seeking postdoctoral scholars. CEHD’s research program is guided by Professors James J. Heckman and Steven N. Durlauf to include a comprehensive array of interrelated and interdisciplinary projects and initiatives which promote a thorough empirical understanding of human flourishing, social mobility, and creating and measuring skills. Their current work considers both creative and theoretical studies of family and neighborhood dynamics as well as innovative empirical studies on the general topic. The postdoctoral scholar will conduct empirical research on the broad themes of this group in consultation with their faculty mentors and other senior scholars.

Compensation will be commensurate with experience. Comprehensive benefits plans will be available. Unique data sets are available. Research/travel budget may be available for projects in close alignment with the Center’s research agenda. Terms and start dates are negotiable. Three-year arrangements have proven to be the most productive. This is a grant funded position, thus the postdoctoral scholar will be expected to have an active role in obtaining funded research.

*PhD: Economics or Public Policy
*Background: applied econometrics + quantitative labor economics, etc.
*Required: grant or technical writing experience in CEHD focus areas

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