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Resources for the Future

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Fellow and Senior Fellow

JOE ID Number: 2015-02_111453838
Date Posted: 09/28/2015
Date Inactive: 01/31/2016
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Fellow and Senior Fellow
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
C -- Mathematical and Quantitative Methods
D -- Microeconomics
H -- Public Economics
O -- Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth
Q -- Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics
R -- Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics
Full Text of JOE Listing:

Q Natural Resource & Environmental Economics
D Applied Microeconomics
C Mathematical and Quantitative Methods
H Public Economics
R Urban and Transportation Economics
O Economic Development and Environment/Resources

Resources for the Future (RFF) invites applications for fellows and senior fellows. RFF's research career track closely parallels the academic tenure system. The position of fellow corresponds approximately to an assistant or associate professor and that of senior fellow to a full professor. RFF is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research institution focused on independent economic and quantitative policy analysis in the fields of environment, energy and climate, and natural resources (see RFF is committed to scholarly excellence and policy application and offers an outstanding environment for academic publication and high-level communication of research to policy audiences. More details on academic careers at RFF can be found at:

Candidates with backgrounds in the above-listed fields are encouraged to apply. We will consider both new Ph.D.'s and those with more experience. For new Ph.D.’s, a completed dissertation by September 1, 2016 is required. For more senior candidates, qualifications include significant research and/or policy experience, a substantial publication record, and a well-developed research agenda. Key activities at all ranks include initiating and conducting high-quality research in the field of interest, leading projects, and actively participating in the dissemination of research results. Successful senior candidates should be recognized as experts in the academic and policy communities, be able to attract funding for themselves and others on the research staff, and have an abiding interest in seeing their research affect public policy.

RFF offers a competitive salary and benefits and a stimulating work environment. The preferred start date is September 2016.

All applicants should use RFF’s on-line application process: The required items are a letter of application indicating interest in the position, a curriculum vitae, a Ph.D. transcript (unofficial acceptable), and 1 to 3 research papers/publications (including a job market paper). For new Ph.D.’s applying for the position of fellow at least 3 letters of reference must also be provided. For more senior candidates, the names, affiliations, and contact information for at least three individuals must be provided as references. All letter of reference materials should be emailed to (please include candidate name in subject) or mailed to: Chair, Fellow Hiring Committee, Resources for the Future, 1616 P Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20036. With the exception of the job market paper, all materials should be submitted on-line by November 16, 2015. The job market paper must be submitted by December 1, 2015. Initial interviews will be scheduled during the January ASSA meetings for those attending.

RFF is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Should you experience any difficulty in applying online, please email

Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link
Application deadline: 11/16/2015