JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)
August 1, 2022 - January 31, 2023
University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy
Position Title/Short Description
Section: US: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
Location: Chicago, Illinois, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: A -- General Economics and Teaching
Full Text of JOE Listing:
The University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy, together with the University of Chicago Inclusive Economy Lab, is seeking a full-time Senior Research Associate to provide scientific and intellectual leadership for the University of Chicago’s Inclusive Economy Lab. The Senior Research Associate, in partnership with senior faculty members at the University of Chicago and elsewhere, will build and provide scientific direction for a portfolio of applied research projects in one of the following areas: housing stability, financial security, or quality jobs. This is a non-tenure track position. There are no teaching responsibilities. The appointment will be for an initial three-year, renewable appointment. The anticipated start date for the position will be December 1, 2022.
Develop and direct a portfolio of applied research projects focused on increasing economic opportunity, serving as principal investigator for multiple projects.
Manage and mentor the Lab’s researchers and analyst, serving as the upline or direct manager of a team of 17
Build and manage relationships with the Inclusive Economy Lab’s affiliate principal investigators.
Lead strategic conversations about which new projects and initiatives the Inclusive Economy Lab should take on.
Work collaboratively with practitioners and policy makers to develop and implement applied research projects.
Contribute to the scientific content of research proposals.
Disseminate research findings to both research and practitioner/policy maker audiences.
Serve as a member of the Inclusive Economy Lab’s leadership team.
Expertise in all aspects of the research design, methods, and evaluation of research projects in the area of labor economics/social policy.
Interest in finding and testing innovative solutions to urban problems.
Content expertise in college and career success, quality jobs, financial security, or housing stability
Ability to engage thoughtfully with issues related to race, identity, and equity and work across difference
Demonstrated experience working with communities that have experienced segregation and disinvestment
Education, Experience, and Certifications:
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in public policy, economics, statistics, computer science, or other relevant field.
10+ years of experience working with interdisciplinary research teams, agency and community stakeholders.
At least two years of experience leading applied research projects.
Preference will be given to those with proven experience working with interdisciplinary research teams and agency and community stakeholders.
Expertise in all aspects of the research design, methods, and evaluation of research projects in the area of labor economics/social policy required.
Expertise in machine learning preferred.
Interest in finding and testing innovative solutions to social problems.
Content expertise in housing stability, financial security, or quality jobs required.
Ability to engage thoughtfully with issues related to race, identity, and equity and work across difference required.
Demonstrated experience working with communities that have experienced segregation and disinvestment preferred.
To apply for this position, candidates must submit their application through the University of Chicago's Interfolio academic job board at: apply.interfolio.com/116241. Applicants must upload: 1) resume/curriculum vitae; 2) cover letter; 3) writing sample; 4) research statement; and 5) contact information for 3 references. Review of applications will begin on November 20, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.
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