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August 1, 2022 - January 31, 2023

University of Kansas

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Institute for Policy & Social Research
Postdoctoral Researcher

JOE ID Number: 2022-02_111470753
Date Posted: 10/28/2022
Date Inactive: 01/31/2023
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Postdoctoral Researcher
Section: US: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
Location: Lawrence, Kansas, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: O3 -- Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights
Race/ethnicity differences
Academic research productivity
Career outcomes
Science of Science and Innovation Policy
Salary Range: $53,760 – $70,000
Full Text of JOE Listing:


The Institute for Policy & Social Research (IPSR) is a faculty-driven research center supporting social scientists who focus on social problems and policy-relevant research questions. The Institute for Policy & Social Research at the University of Kansas invites candidates to apply for a Postdoctoral Researcher position for a 2–3-year appointment. The position is expected to begin as early as January 1, 2023. IPSR is seeking candidates who aspire to become academic researchers in the areas of applied microeconomics, public policy, or demography.

The Postdoctoral Researcher will work closely with Dr. Donna K. Ginther on multiple projects related to gender and race/ethnicity differences in academic research productivity and career outcomes. The position offers opportunities for co-authorship on publications. The candidate will also have opportunities to collaborate with IPSR-affiliated faculty. This work is supported by funding from the National Science Foundation.

Job Description

70% - Research
Conduct research in the area of race/ethnicity differences in academic research productivity and career outcomes. Prepare and present updates on ongoing research, provide written reports on progress, participate in group meetings.

20% - Project Management
The Postdoctoral Researcher works directly with the PI to ensure the efficient and effective operation of the research projects. This includes overseeing research assignments, monitoring progress toward research goals, and providing technical assistance to project staff.

10% - Other Duties
The Postdoctoral Researcher will complete other duties assigned as needed.

Required Qualifications

Evaluation of the following requirements will be made through: (1) descriptions of research agenda in letter of application, (2) record of accomplishments and productivity included in CV, (3) a writing sample, and (4) information provided from three professional references.

1. A PhD in economics, public policy, demography, sociology or in a related field.
2. Experience with programming in STATA, SAS or R and handling large-scale population surveys and administrative records as evidenced by application materials.
3. Strong writing and communication skills as evidenced by application materials.
4. A proven ability to work independently as evidenced by application materials.

Note: To be appointed as a Postdoctoral Researcher, it is necessary to have the PhD in hand by the start date. Appointments made without a diploma or certified transcript indicating an earned doctorate are conditional hires and are appointed on an acting basis.

Preferred Qualifications

Research related the science of science and innovation policy.
Strong micro econometric skills as demonstrated by research using these methods.

Contact Information to Applicants

Jena Gunter

Advertised Salary Range $53,760-$70,000 – Commensurate with experience

Application Review Begins 15-Dec-2022

Anticipated Start Date 01-Jan-2023
Limited Term End Date 31-Dec-2024

Primary Campus University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
FTE 1.0

Reg/Temp Regular
FLSA Status Professional

Employee Class U-Unclassified Professional Staff
Work Schedule 40 hours/week

Job Family - Research-KUL
Conditions of Employment - Contingent on Funding, Limited Term

Work Location Assignment On-Site


The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression, and genetic information in the university's programs and activities. Retaliation is also prohibited by university policy. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies and are the Title IX coordinators for their respective campuses: Director of the Office of Civil Rights & Title IX,, Room 1082, Dole Human Development Center, 1000 Sunnyside Avenue, Lawrence, KS 66045, 785-864-6414, 711 TTY (for the Lawrence, Edwards, Parsons, Yoder, and Topeka campuses); Director, Equal Opportunity Office, Mail Stop 7004, 4330 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Fairway, KS 66205, 913-588-8011, 711 TTY (for the Wichita, Salina, and Kansas City, Kansas medical center campuses).

Application Requirements:
  • External Application URL and Instructions Below
Application deadline: 12/15/2022
Application Instructions:
A complete online application includes a cover letter, a resume, a writing sample and a list of 3 professional references.

Review of applications will begin on Dec 15th, 2022 and will continue until a qualified applicant pool has been identified.