JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2020 - January 31, 2021

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Center for Real Estate
Postdoctoral Associate

JOE ID Number: 2020-02_111466272
Date Posted: 12/16/2020
Date Inactive: 01/16/2021
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Section: US: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
Q5 -- Environmental Economics
D9 -- Micro-Based Behavioral Economics
R0 -- General
J0 -- General
environmental economics
computer science
behavioral economics
climate change
urban economics
data science
environmental sustainability
air pollution
Salary Range: Salary commensurate with experience and merit
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The MIT Sustainable Urbanization Lab (MIT/SUL) has an immediate opening for a Postdoctoral Associate in the area of climate change and environmental economics. The term of this position is for up to 2 years, with the potential to extend the appointment. Terms and start dates are negotiable.

The goal of the appointment is to provide experiences and opportunities that will help the selected candidate launch a successful academic career. The position includes teaching opportunities in the field of urban economics, real estate and environmental economics. We encourage applications from candidates whose research focuses on the broader consequences of climate change and air pollution on individual behavior, performance and health, and the implications for urban economy and real estate.

The selection criteria will place emphasis on top-level research and scholarship. We are particularly interested in applicants who can demonstrate the potential for research in the intersection between social science (economics and/or psychology) and computational science.

Supervision Received: Postdoc Associate will report to Professor Siqi Zheng

A full job description is located on our website:

Application Requirements:
  • External Application URL and Instructions Below
Application deadline: 01/15/2021
Application Instructions:
Interested candidates should submit your application and following information on MIT’s website at:

A cover letter expressing your interest and motivation for applying for this position, including a description of your research experience and aspirations; your current curriculum vitae; a completed research paper; and 3 letters of reference by January 15, 2021.

In addition to applying online via the MIT website, applicants are asked to submit the requested documents to Lindsey Goodwin, at and include Application Postdoctoral Associate MIT-SUL Job Req #19140 in the Subject Line. MIT-SUL will conduct virtual interviews, starting from January 2021, due to the continued uncertainties related to the potential spread of COVID-19.