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University of Pennsylvania

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The Wharton School
Business Economic and Public Policy
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship for Academic Diversity

JOE ID Number: 2022-02_111470332
Date Posted: 10/06/2022
Date Inactive: 01/31/2023
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship for Academic Diversity
Section: US: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: A1 -- General Economics
environmental and energy economics
development economics
public economics
behavioral economics
industrial organization
experimental economics
labor economics
economic theory
Salary Range: $57,000
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Postdoctoral Fellowships for Academic Diversity are competitive programs intended to increase the diversity of the academic research community at the University of Pennsylvania.

The University seeks to attract promising researchers and educators from different backgrounds, races, ethnic groups, and other diverse populations whose life experiences, research experiences and employment backgrounds will contribute significantly to their academic missions.

Fellowships are available for postdoctoral training in all areas of study. STEM applications are encouraged.

As one of the participating Schools, Wharton is actively looking to attract economists. All subfields of economics will be considered, including environmental and energy economics, development economics, public economics, behavioral economics, industrial organization, experimental economics, labor economics, and economic theory. Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to reach out to faculty members at the Department of Business Economics and Public Policy to discuss the possibility of mentorship prior to submitting an application.


- Candidates must be US citizens or permanent residents.
- Graduate students from Penn and other institutions who have completed, or will complete, their requirements for Ph.D. by the fellowship start date (July 1, 2023).
- Postdoctoral scholars from other institutions who have completed their graduate degree within the last two years.
- Postdocs, residents and fellows who currently have a position at Penn or CHOP are ineligible for this program.

Application deadline: Monday, November 14, 2022 (5pm EST)


Fellows starting in July 2023 will receive a stipend of $57,000 a year in year 1 with $2,000 increases in years 2 and 3. Additionally, the fellow will receive annual allowances for travel ($2,000) and research ($4,000) and may be eligible for a one-time relocation expense of up to $5,000. The University also provides a medical, vision, dental and life insurance benefits package.

Successful candidates will receive highly mentored scholarly and research training as well as workshops to enhance their research and professional skills.

The program is designed to provide postdocs with time to focus on research, and publishing activities that will enhance their career prospects for either a faculty appointment in an academic institution or in other sectors of the economy such as industry, government or nonprofit organizations.

Start dates will be arranged in consultation with the faculty mentor and will begin as early as July 2023.

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Application deadline: 11/14/2022
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