JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)
February 1, 2015 - July 31, 2015
Position Title/Short Description
Section: US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, UNITED STATES
J00 -- General
J8 -- Labor Standards: National and International
Full Text of JOE Listing:
The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.
Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.
The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.
Duties: Reporting to the Academic Director, the incumbent will identify questions and unsettled issues in important areas of public policy including tax, immigration, entitlements, households finance and regulation. Combine insights from economic theory and large data sets to come up with answers where possible. The answers will, in part, help provide advice for a large-scale federal model as well as produce complementary independent research. Must be able to work with a team and under tight deadlines.
This position is contingent on continued funding.
Qualifications: A Master’s Degree or more and 5 years to 7 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is in Economics (especially applied theory, public economics, labor economics or econometrics) preferred, but strong candidates with MA/ABD degrees will be considered. Excellent research, writing and analytical skills required. Some python and/or C# programming experience desirable. Strong interest in public economics and policy.
The University of Pennsylvania is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability , veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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