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J-PAL South Asia Postdoctoral Fellowship in Education

JOE ID Number: 2014-02_111452520
Date Posted: 12/11/2014
Date Inactive: 01/31/2015
Position Title/Short Description
Title: J-PAL South Asia Postdoctoral Fellowship in Education
Section: International:Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Delhi or Chennai, INDIA
JEL Classification: 00 -- Default: Any Field
Impact Evaluation
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) South Asia based at the Institute for Financial Management and Research (IFMR) is pleased to announce a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Education for 2015-2017.

J-PAL's Education Program promotes research aimed at providing policymakers and practitioners with the knowledge needed to design and implement more effective education policies and programs based on high quality impact evaluations of promising solutions to challenges in education. The successful candidate will be based in India and will work closely with J-PAL education co-chairs and affiliated professors working in education to set a research agenda for education and human development, and develop new projects for an experimental research program that aims to generate policy-relevant evidence to improve learning outcomes in South Asia.

The Fellowship is open to a candidate who has earned either a PhD in Economics or Public Policy with a significant focus on education OR a PhD in Education with a focus on quantitative research methods. The candidate should have demonstrated strong research interests and experience in education in developing countries and impact evaluation. Significant applied econometrics skills are expected.

Application Requirements:
  • Application Instructions Below
Application deadline: 01/31/2015
Application Instructions:
TO APPLY: Complete the J-PAL/ IPA common application at Please select the position "Education Post-doctoral Fellow at J-PAL South Asia" under "Type 3" on the 'Submit Application' page. Applicants for this position may leave blank the "Countries" "Exam Scores" and "Courses" sections of the common application, and are requested to submit a cover letter, CV and list of publications, job market paper, academic transcripts (unofficial are fine) on the "Documents" page, as well as three letters of recommendation. NOTE: We highly recommend that letters of recommendation are uploaded before the deadline, but understand this can take longer. We will still review applications without recommendations; however, please be advised that we will be requiring them should you be invited for an interview.

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