JOE - December 2013

University of Southern California
Sol Price School of Public Policy
Postdoctoral Scholar - Research Associate
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Postdoctoral Scholar - Research Associate
Section: 2 -- US: Other Academic (Temporary, Adjunct, Visiting, Part-Time)
Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
JEL Classification: R -- Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics
Keywords: postdoctoral, economics, statistics, finance, quantitative social science discipline, American Community Survey, Panel Study of Income Dynamics, American Housing Survey, econometrics, housing, real estate
Deadline Date: 12/2014

JOE ID Number: 201312_399916

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USC Lusk Center for Real Estate
Sol Price School of Public Policy
Marshall School of Business
Postdoctoral Fellow in Housing

The USC Lusk Center for Real Estate and the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy (USC Price) invites nominations and applications for a post-doctoral research position. Qualifications include a Ph.D. in Economics, Statistics, Finance, or other quantitative social science discipline; experience working with large data sets (e.g., American Community Survey, Panel Study of Income Dynamics, American Housing Survey); strong econometrics skills; strong oral and written communications skills; the ability to work as part of a team and to meet deadlines. Interests in housing, real estate, and the impact of demographic change on housing markets are valued, but not absolutely necessary.

The successful Fellow will work closely with Gary Painter, the Director of Research of the Lusk Center, and will be responsible for coordinating the Lusk Center seminar series, and conducting research consistent with the mission of the Lusk Center.

About USC Price:
The mission of the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy is to educate leaders and produce knowledge that improves problem solving on the most critical issues facing society. Our ultimate goal is to contribute to the betterment of communities here and abroad. To that end, USC Price provides interdisciplinary solutions for the challenging and complex issues of governance, public policy, planning, management, and development. In addition, the school offers industry-oriented programs with a significant public-private interface in health policy and management and real estate development. USC Price offers professional master's degrees, executive master's degrees, doctoral programs, and an undergraduate degree.

USC is one of the nation's premiere research universities, and USC Price is a major contributor to the university's reputation. USC Price supports an array of thematic research centers with $30 million in active sponsored research, ranking third overall in funded research at USC on a per faculty basis. Much of the school's research is conducted through its centers, institutes, and research groups. Among them are the Bedrosian Center on Governance and the Public Enterprise, the Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy, the Lusk Center for Real Estate, the Schaeffer Center on Health, Policy and Economics, the Keston Institute for Public Finance and Infrastructure Policy, the Toms Rivera Policy Institute, the Metropolitan Transportation Center (METRANS), and the Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE), the country's first Homeland Security Center of Excellence.

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Compensation and Benefits:
The position will have an annual salary of $55,000. This will be an annual contract, but will have the possibility of renewal for a second year. The university also offers excellent benefits to employees, which include: health, dental and life insurance; tuition assistance; disability and retirement plans; credit union membership; and participation in cultural and social events, as well as access to athletic and recreational facilities.

An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer:
The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.
Application Instructions:

Where to Apply:
Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference. Materials may be submitted electronically ( or mailed to:

Sonia Savolian
Managing Director
USC Lusk Center for Real Estate
Lewis Hall 331
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0626

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