JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

February 1, 2015 - July 31, 2015

McGill University

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Faculty of Arts
Institute for Health and Social Policy
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Determinants of Life Satisfaction

JOE ID Number: 2015-01_111453043
Date Posted: 05/21/2015
Date Inactive: 07/31/2015
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Determinants of Life Satisfaction
Section: International: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
Location: Montreal, Quebec, CANADA
JEL Classifications:
I -- Health, Education, and Welfare
Z1 -- Cultural Economics; Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology
Life Satisfaction
Economics of Happiness
Survey Research
subjective well-being
Salary Range: $50,000 CAD
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The McGill Institute for Health and Social Policy is now accepting applications for a postdoctoral fellowship to work on the Economics of Happiness, in other words, to understand the differences in self-reported life satisfaction as a measure of the human benefits of economic and social conditions, changes, and policies.

A highly motivated researcher is sought to carry forward several projects during a one-year fellowship at the Institute. The focus is on understanding inequalities in life satisfaction and the social determinants, including comparison effects, of subjective well-being.

The postdoctoral fellow will work in the Institute's interdisciplinary research environment under the supervision of Professor Barrington-Leigh. This fellowship is a full-time, residential fellowship for a period of one year, starting in early summer 2015 (as soon as possible, but details can be negotiated).

The value of the award will be $50,000 CAD. Please note, postdoctoral stipends are taxable only at the Federal level. In Quebec, one may not hold any other position of employment or academic appointment while appointed as a Postdoctoral Fellow. For more information, please visit:

Application Requirements:
  • Application Instructions Below
Application deadline: 09/30/2015
Application Instructions:
Please send a cover letter describing background, qualifications and research interests; a complete CV; academic transcripts from all graduate studies; 2 writing samples; and the names and contact information of three referees.

The selection committee will begin reviewing completed applications on a rolling basis, starting on May 18 until the position is filled. Applications should be sent to Andrew Griffin, (Research Administrator for AEC3) at Only complete applications will be considered and only candidates selected for an interview or to gather additional information will be contacted.

McGill University is committed to diversity and equity in employment. It welcomes applications from: women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, visible minorities, and others who may contribute to diversification.