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Postdoc Appointment - Maxwell X Lab

JOE ID Number: 2019-01_111462593
Date Posted: 04/18/2019
Date Inactive: 07/31/2019
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Postdoc Appointment - Maxwell X Lab
Section: US: Other Academic (Part-time or Adjunct)
Location: Syracuse, New York, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: D9 -- Micro-Based Behavioral Economics
Full Text of JOE Listing:

Postdoc Appointment - Maxwell X Lab

The Maxwell X Lab ( in the Center for Policy Research (CPR) at Syracuse University invites applications for the Walters Postdoctoral Scholar to begin in August 2019. The Maxwell X Lab, founded in January 2017, runs randomized control trials for behavioral interventions in the public and nonprofit sector.

The Walters Postdoctoral Scholar should have training in behavioral science and/or training in public policy analysis with an interest in behavioral science. The Walters Postdoctoral Scholar will work primarily with Professor Leonard Lopoo, but also with other X Lab staff on behavioral interventions with public sector applications and publish research on findings from these interventions in peer-reviewed outlets. Preference will be given to candidates who have completed randomized controlled trials and who have established a search program designed to test how behavioral science can inform the public sector. In addition to assisting with randomized controlled trials, the Walters Postdoctoral Scholar will work with X Lab researchers to conduct analyses of secondary data, assist with current X Lab projects, coauthor peer-reviewed publications, and present research at conferences. Twenty-five percent of the Walters Scholars time will be reserved for the individual's own research. The remainder will be allocated to X Lab projects.

The Walters Scholar will have access to university resources and office space in CPR. CPR is located in the heart of the Maxwell School at Syracuse University and has a vibrant community of 30 faculty principally from Economics, Public Administration, and Sociology.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in demography, sociology, economics, public policy, or a related discipline at the start date, and must be in residence for the two-year period of the fellowship. Primary consideration will be given to applications received by May 3, 2019, but all applications will be considered until the position is filled. Required materials include:
1. Cover letter.
2. Curriculum vitae.
3. Two-page research statement.
4. Two representative papers. Peer-reviewed publications are preferred. Dissertation chapters are also acceptable, as long as they are under 20 pages.
5. Three letters of reference submitted to the SU online application site by the letter writers.

For consideration, please complete an online application:
Syracuse University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to equality of opportunity and a diverse work force. Women, military veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.


Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link