JOE - November 2012

Resources for the Future
Fellow/Senior Fellow (Policy Research & Analysis)
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Fellow/Senior Fellow (Policy Research & Analysis)
Section: 5 -- Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Washington, DC, USA
JEL Classification: 00 -- Default: Any Field
Deadline Date: 11/16/2012

JOE ID Number: 201211_394158

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Resources for the Future (RFF) is a nonprofit, non-advocacy research organization whose mission is to improve public policy through rigorous research and analysis in economics and related fields. RFF addresses a wide variety of environmental, natural resource, and energy issues, both domestically and internationally. Established in 1952, the organization is committed to scholarly excellence and practical policy contributions.

RFF seeks talented researchers with a commitment to developing knowledge on a wide range of topics relevant to policymakers and stakeholders. Candidates with multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary backgrounds are encouraged to apply. We will consider applicants at all stages of their careers. A career-track research fellow position requires a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a related field (such as public policy, risk and decision analysis, political science, law, or environmental science). Mid-career or senior candidates with a master's degree, coupled with experience that demonstrates the ability to build an independent research agenda, will be considered.

The position requires a commitment to careful and impartial research, excellent writing and analytical skills, and the ability to communicate effectively with academic researchers, policymakers, and stakeholders. Subject matter knowledge is required in one or more policy areas that relate to the mission of RFF. More details on academic careers at RFF can be found at:

For new Ph.D.'s, completion of dissertation by September 1, 2013 is required. RFF offers a competitive salary, excellent fringe benefits, and a collegial work atmosphere. RFF's research career track closely parallels the academic tenure system. The preferred start date is September, 2013.
Application Instructions:

The deadline for applications is November 16, 2012. All applicants should use our online application process at to submit a letter of application, Ph.D. or graduate school transcript (unofficial acceptable), curriculum vitae, and one to three other papers or publications and at least three letters of recommendation to (please include candidate name on the subject line). Letters of recommendation can also be mailed to: Chair, Fellow Hiring Committee, Resources for the Future, 1616 P Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20036. More senior candidates do not need to submit a transcript. Should you experience any difficulty in applying online, please email

RFF is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities encouraged to apply.

For more information on the organization, please visit our website at

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FAX for Applications: 202-939-3460
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