JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2020 - January 31, 2021

University of Chicago

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Social Sciences Division
Center for the Economics of Human Development
Postdoctoral Scholar

JOE ID Number: 2020-02_111465154
Date Posted: 08/19/2020
Date Inactive: 01/31/2021
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Postdoctoral Scholar
Section: US: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
Location: Chicago, Illinois, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
I0 -- General
A1 -- General Economics
D0 -- General
L0 -- General
J0 -- General
Early Childhood
Intergenerational Mobility
Social Mobility
Labor Economics
Industrial Organization
Applied Microeconomics
Family Economics
Skill Development
Technology of Skill Formation
Income Inequality
Human Capital Investment
Measurement of Skills
Salary Range: 48K-80K
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Center for the Economics of Human Development (CEHD) is actively seeking postdoctoral scholars. CEHD’s research program is guided by Professors James J. Heckman and Steven N. Durlauf to include a comprehensive array of interrelated and interdisciplinary projects and initiatives which promote a thorough empirical understanding of human flourishing, social mobility, and creating and measuring skills. Their current work considers both creative and theoretical studies of family and neighborhood dynamics as well as innovative empirical studies on the general topic. The postdoctoral scholar will conduct empirical research on the broad themes of this group in consultation with their faculty mentors and other senior scholars.

Compensation will be commensurate with experience. Comprehensive benefits plans will be available. Unique data sets are available. Research/travel budget may be available for projects in close alignment with the Center’s research agenda. Terms and start dates are negotiable. Three-year arrangements have proven to be the most productive. This is a grant funded position, thus the postdoctoral scholar will be expected to have an active role in obtaining funded research.

*PhD: Economics or Public Policy
*Background: applied econometrics + quantitative labor economics, etc.
*Required: grant or technical writing experience in CEHD focus areas

Application Requirements:
  • External Application URL and Instructions Below
  • Letters of Reference Instructions Below
Application deadline: 01/31/2021
Reference Instructions:
References will be solicited and collected by for shortlisted candidates.
Application Instructions:
Do Not* send inquiries or materials to Professors Heckman and Durlauf directly. Only applications submitted through the web form provided will be considered. For questions or additional employment information, please email or use the “Comments” section in the form.