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University of Southern California

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USC Sol Price School of Public Policy
Postdoctoral Scholar - Research Associate

JOE ID Number: 2015-01_111452951
Date Posted: 04/09/2015
Date Inactive: 05/13/2015
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Postdoctoral Scholar - Research Associate
Section: US: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
Location: Los Angeles, California, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: 00 -- Default: Any Field
Salary Range: TBD

Status Update: Position is no longer available
Full Text of JOE Listing:

Requisition ID 1003150
Position ID P01441534
Employment Terms New, Fixed Term, Grant Funded

The Sol Price Center for Social Innovation is accepting applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in social innovation. The fellowship allows scholars to contribute to the literature in social innovation and social policy, sharpen their analytical skills, and advance their research agendas in the field through formal and informal training and extensive collaboration with distinguished researchers.

The postdoctoral scholar will help design a common data platform for powering social change in Southern California, evaluate innovative efforts, and develop grant proposals for external funding. The applicant should have strong empirical skills and training in program evaluation. We are looking for scholars from relevant disciplines such as economics, public policy, health policy, statistics, medicine, or other quantitative social science disciplines; experience working with large data sets (e.g., American Community Survey, Panel Study of Income Dynamics, American Housing Survey); strong oral and written communications skills; the ability to work as part of a team and to meet deadlines.

The Price Center develops ideas, practices, and leaders to enhance the quality of life for people in low-income, urban communities. The center focuses primarily on comprehensive community change, however, we consider social innovation in this context broadly, including efforts resulting in dramatic sectoral (e.g. public safety, health, and education) changes that represent footholds to further progress.

Situated in the Sol Price School of Public Policy, the mission of the school is to improve the quality of life for people and their communities, here and abroad. We achieve this mission through education and research that promote innovative solutions to the most critical issues facing society, with a particular focus on governance, urban development, and social policy. The Price School offers Ph.D. programs in Public Policy and Management and in Urban Planning and Development; masters' degrees in Public Administration, Public Policy, Nonprofit Leadership and Management, Urban Planning, Health Administration, and Real Estate Development; executive masters' degrees; and an interdisciplinary undergraduate degree.

USC is one of the world's premiere research universities, and the Price School is a major contributor to the university's reputation. Our school supports an array of thematic research centers with $41 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, Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy, Price Center for Social Innovation, Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy, Center for Economic Development, Center for Sustainable Cities, National Center for Metropolitan Transportation Research, Lusk Center for Real Estate, Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics, and the Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE), the country's first Homeland Security Center of Excellence.

For additional information, see our website:

The fellowship provides a competitive stipend and other benefits for a 12-month fixed term which may be renewed up to a maximum of two years.

FLSA Exempt

Preferred Education:
Must have completed a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline and may be new scholars or individuals with some research experience.

Preferred Experience:
Publications in peer-reviewed journal in the same or related field.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
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Required Applicant Documents:
2.Cover Letter

Application Requirements:
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