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August 1, 2021 - January 31, 2022

University of Texas at Austin

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Population Wellbeing Initiative
Population Research Center and Economics Department
Population Wellbeing Initiative Research Scientist

JOE ID Number: 2021-02_111467397
Date Posted: 09/16/2021
Date Inactive: 01/31/2022
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Population Wellbeing Initiative Research Scientist
Section: US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Austin, Texas, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
J1 -- Demographic Economics
I3 -- Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty
D6 -- Welfare Economics
H0 -- General
O4 -- Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity
D1 -- Household Behavior and Family Economics
social welfare
social discounting
long-term population growth
macroeconomic growth
long-term depopulation
population ethics
social policy
program and policy evaluation
Salary Range: Competitive, contingent on qualifications, discipline, and market conditions
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Population Wellbeing Initiative is a network of researchers at the University of Texas at Austin who conduct foundational research in economics, demography, and evaluation for long-term social welfare. Applicants should welcome the challenge of building this field, in collaboration with our team. Research Scientists will be hosted by the UT-Austin Population Research Center and Economics Department.

The Research Scientist will collaborate with our team to produce outstanding population wellbeing research. The Research Scientist will report to Dr. Dean Spears and Dr. Mike Geruso and will be expected to collaborate with the entire research team. Although the Research Scientist will have time to pursue independent, allied research projects, the Research Scientist should expect to collaborate as a coauthor of Population Wellbeing Initiative research (including studies led by the Research Scientist) and to contribute to coordinating program activities.

Areas include: fertility; long-term population growth; long-term social discounting; social welfare; population ethics; public economics and evaluation; long-term depopulation; social policy of care work and parenting; endogenous growth; policy in low-fertility populations.

Required: PhD in demography, economics, or related ; expertise in a program area; excellent English for scholarly writing

Annually renewable subject to funding. Further details available from UT-Austin official job posting.

Application Requirements:
  • Letters of Reference
  • Research Papers
  • Job Market Paper
  • Cover Letter
  • CV
Application deadline: 11/30/2021
Reference Instructions:
Applicants applying directly from their PhD should submit three letters; more senior applicants may provide reference names and contact information in their cover letter.
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