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August 1, 2019 - January 31, 2020

Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

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Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center
Research Director

JOE ID Number: 2019-02_111464148
Date Posted: 10/29/2019
Date Inactive: 01/20/2020
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Research Director
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: Q5 -- Environmental Economics
risk communication;
disaster financing;
risk management;
risk financing;
climate risk and adaptation

Status Update: Search Closed
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Wharton Risk Center seeks a Research Director that is committed to and enthusiastic about policy-relevant research on risk management, resilience, risk financing, decision-making, and climate risk and adaptation topics. The Research Director will report to the Executive Director and play a key role in overseeing, managing, and developing Center research projects and activities.

The ideal candidate will be an accomplished researcher, with demonstrated thought leadership and experience managing research projects, supervising junior research staff, and fundraising for risk and resilience related research. The Research Director will be a PI on a subset of Center projects, will help set research directions for the Center and help secure grant funding for Center work. This person will also work to engage faculty affiliates in Center projects, oversee Center postdocs and research associates, and maintain relationships with sponsors and research partners.

The Research Director will be an effective communicator to wide and diverse audiences and responsible for ensuring that Center communications reflect the latest research activities. This person will foster a collegial work atmosphere, support colleagues, and mentor junior staff. Occasional travel for meetings, briefings, and conferences is required.

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Application deadline: 01/31/2020
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