JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2020 - January 31, 2021

Harvard Kennedy School

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Center for International Development
Evidence for Policy Design
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Economics of Education

JOE ID Number: 2020-02_111466089
Date Posted: 11/24/2020
Date Inactive: 01/31/2021
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Economics of Education
Section: US: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
JEL Classification: I -- Health, Education, and Welfare
Economics of Education
Full Text of JOE Listing:

EPoD is recruiting a Post-Doctoral Fellow for an exciting new position to help build pedagogical material for courses on the economics of education, with a focus on low- and middle-income countries. The position will contribute towards a book focusing on a market/systems-based view of education that draws parallels from the fields of health and finance.

The ideal candidate will be familiar with the literature on education (with some knowledge of literature in health and finance) and will be deeply interested in developing material accessible to a wider audience. This includes leveraging new methods of teaching, pedagogy and data visualization to create tools (ranging from teaching slides and asynchronous recorded content to program-based simulations) that help undergraduate and graduate students understand key aspects of the economics of education in LMICs, viewed through theory and empirical research.

We are seeking individuals trained in economics, microeconomic theory, econometrics, and education. Interest and experience in pedagogy, data visualization and data science methods is highly valued.

The position will work closely with Professor Asim Khwaja at Harvard Kennedy School and Professor Jishnu Das at Georgetown University, as well as with other top researchers on specific topics.

A full job description can be found here:

Application Requirements:
    Application deadline: 03/01/2021
    Application Instructions:
    Email with the subject line "Post-doc: Economics of Education", your CV, academic transcript, writing sample, and a statement of interest.
    • Application Deadline Has Passed