JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2020 - January 31, 2021

The University of Chicago

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Becker Friedman Institute (BFI)
Development Innovation Lab (DIL)
Postdoctoral Scholar, Development Innovation Lab (DIL) under Professor Michael Kremer

JOE ID Number: 2020-02_111466384
Date Posted: 12/29/2020
Date Inactive: 01/31/2021
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Postdoctoral Scholar, Development Innovation Lab (DIL) under Professor Michael Kremer
Section: US: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
Location: Chicago, Illinois, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
F6 -- Economic Impacts of Globalization
O0 -- General
O3 -- Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights
Keywords:
Development Economics
Innovation
Kremer
International Economics
Lab
Postdoctoral Scholar
Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Chicago
Chicago
Becker Friedman Institute
Economics
BFI
Developing countries
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Development Innovation Lab at the University of Chicago, led by professor Michael Kremer, invites applicants for a prestigious postdoctoral position with substantive interests in development economics for the 2021-2022 academic year.

About the Lab: The Development Innovation Lab uses the tools of economics to develop innovations of practical use in developing countries. By bringing together experts in different fields and working closely with nonprofit organizations, firms and governments in developing countries, we can simultaneously advance knowledge and generate solutions to development challenges which can reach hundreds of millions of people.

Position Description: We are seeking applicants for a postdoctoral fellow at the Development Innovation Lab to work on development economics projects with faculty director Professor Michael Kremer on Lab priority projects. Appointment to begin July 1, 2021, renewable for a second and third year assuming good performance. Applicants are expected to be in residence for the duration of the appointment. The University of Chicago offers competitive salary and employee benefits.

Applicants must have completed the requirements for the Ph.D. in economics or related field by July 1, 2021. They may not be employed by another institution during the term of their University of Chicago appointment.

We especially encourage applications from backgrounds under-represented in economics. The position is fully funded with no teaching requirements.

Application materials:
1. A current curriculum vitae;
2. A brief description of the current research;
3. A short statement that outlines the areas of development economics that are of primary interest;
4. Three letters of reference;
5. Summary of research project or projects to be explored;
6. Job market paper.

Position requirements:
PhD in economics or related field by July 1, 2021
PhD level training in the methods of economics

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer.

Apply: Application materials should be submitted by ​January 31, 2021 ​to developmentinnovationlab@uchicago.edu​. The selection committee will begin reviewing applications on February 2, 2021 and early applications are encouraged, as decisions will be made on a rolling basis. Final decisions will be announced by March 1, 2021.

Application Requirements:
  • Application Instructions Below
  • Letters of Reference Instructions Below
Application deadline: 01/31/2021
Reference Instructions:
Include three letters of reference in the application materials or have references sent to the email address listed in the instructions on how to apply.
Application Instructions:
Apply:
Application materials should be submitted by ​January 31, 2021 ​to developmentinnovationlab@uchicago.edu​.The selection committee will begin reviewing applications on February 2, 2021 and early applications are encouraged, as decisions will be made on a rolling basis. Final decisions will be announced by March 1, 2021.