JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2022 - January 31, 2023

University of Chicago Inclusive Economy Lab

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Harris School of Public Policy
Research Associate

JOE ID Number: 2022-02_111471313
Date Posted: 12/27/2022
Date Inactive: 01/31/2023
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Research Associate
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Chicago, Illinois, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
I2 -- Education and Research Institutions
I3 -- Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty
Economic Research
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 Research Associate to provide scientific and intellectual leadership for Inclusive Economy Lab projects. The Research Associate will serve as a Principal Investigator or co-Principal Investigator on a portfolio of Inclusive Economy Lab projects, ensuring the rigor and quality of the Lab's work.


Develop and direct a portfolio of applied research projects focused on housing stability, financial security or quality jobs.
Manage and mentor research and project staff, providing scientific direction and ensuring the rigor and quality of all work.
Contribute to 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.
Education, Experience, and Certifications:

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in public policy, economics, statistics, computer science, or other relevant field by the appointment start date.
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 is required.
Interest in finding and testing innovative solutions to urban problems.
Content expertise in college and career success, quality jobs, financial security, or housing stability preferred.
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

Application Requirements:
  • External Application URL and Instructions Below
Application deadline: 07/31/2023
Application Instructions:
To apply for this position, candidates must submit their application through the University of Chicago’s Interfolio academic job board at: 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 January 8, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.