JOE - December 2012

Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
CIFAR Junior Fellowship in Institutions, Organizations and Growth
Position Title/Short Description
Title: CIFAR Junior Fellowship in Institutions, Organizations and Growth
Section: 6 -- Other Nonacademic (Temporary, Part-Time, Non-Salaried, Consulting, Etc.)
Locations: other, USA
other, Canada
JEL Classification: 00 -- Default: Any Field
Deadline Date: 01/21/2013

JOE ID Number: 201212_398355

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The Canadian Institute for Advanced Research brings together top international researchers to tackle many of the most interesting and pressing questions of our time. Our Junior Fellow Academy offers gifted, early career researchers the unique opportunity to participate in CIFAR's global research network and to closely collaborate, and be mentored by, some of Canada's and the world's best researchers.

Junior Fellows take part in one of CIFAR's innovative research programs, where researchers meet regularly to establish new frameworks for thinking about the world with the potential to improve human health and the environment, transform technology, build strong societies, understand human culture and even chart the universe. To enhance leadership skills within an interdisciplinary network of peers, CIFAR also brings together Junior Fellows from all twelve programs for separate Academy meetings.

CIFAR's Institutions, Organizations and Growth (IOG) Program is seeking an early-career researcher to fill a Junior Fellowship position to begin in July 2013. Applicants should have a PhD in Economics, or a related discipline, and already have an exceptional track record of original research. The appointed Junior Fellow will pursue his or her own research program, which should be related to institutions and ideally, though not necessarily, the role they play in explaining growth and development outcomes. The Junior Fellowship must be held in conjunction with either a university assistant professorship or a postdoctoral appointment. In the latter case, the appointment must be held under the supervision of an IOG Program member at their institution, and candidates are strongly encouraged to contact the member they wish to work with before submitting an application.

Eligibility: Individuals who have completed or will complete their PhD in one of the above-mentioned disciplines no more than three years before the Fellowship starting date are eligible to apply. In addition to an outstanding record of accomplishment, the successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, strong potential to collaborate with program members and ability to contribute to the program's mission. The candidate will also be interested in exploring the contributions of research to society in collaboration with their peers from other CIFAR programs.

Duration: Junior Fellows become members of the Junior Fellow Academy for a period of five years. The first two years are funded by CIFAR as below. For the last three years of the Junior Fellowship, CIFAR covers the cost to attend Academy meetings.

Value: Depending on the type of university appointment:
-- If the Junior Fellow is an assistant professor: $50,000 CDN/US per year for research support.
-- If the Junior Fellow is a postdoctoral fellow: $70,000 CDN/US per year for salary and benefits, plus $5,000 CDN/US per year for research support
*US dollar values apply if the Junior Fellowship is held outside of Canada.

CIFAR is strongly committed to diversity within its community, and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups and others who may contribute to further diversification of ideas.

Application Instructions:

How to Apply: Applications will be submitted through an online application system. Visit for information about the Junior Fellow Academy, application requirements and instructions. Application deadline: January 21, 2013.

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