JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2023 - January 31, 2024

University of Chicago

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Social Sciences Division
Center for the Economics of Human Development
Postdoctoral Scholar

JOE ID Number: 2023-02_111472951
Date Posted: 10/27/2023
Date Inactive: 01/31/2024
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Postdoctoral Scholar
Section: US: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
Location: Chicago, Illinois, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: A1 -- General Economics
Early Childhood
Intergenerational Mobility
Social Mobility
Labor Economics
Industrial Organization
Applied Microeconomics
Family Economics
Skill Development
Technology of Skill Formation
Income Inequality
Human Capital Investment
Measurement of Skills
Salary Range: 48K-80K
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Center for the Economics of Human Development (CEHD) is actively seeking postdoctoral scholars. CEHD’s research program is located in Hyde Park, Chicago and is guided by Professor James J. Heckman. CEHD’s research portfolio includes interrelated and interdisciplinary projects and initiatives which promote a thorough empirical understanding of human flourishing, social mobility, and creating and measuring skills. CEHD’s current work considers both creative and theoretical studies of family and neighborhood dynamics as well as innovative empirical studies on the general topic. The postdoctoral scholar will conduct empirical research on the broad themes of this group in consultation with faculty mentors and other senior scholars.

Compensation will be commensurate with experience and in accordance with institutional policies. Comprehensive benefits plans will be available. Unique data sets are available, most notably those on Chinese skill development. Research/travel support may be available for projects in close alignment with the Center’s research agenda. Terms and start dates are negotiable. Applications are considered on a rolling basis. Three-year arrangements have proven to be the most productive, and permanent, longer-term positions are available. This is a grant funded position, thus the postdoctoral scholar will be expected to have an active role in obtaining funded research.

Application Requirements:
  • PhD: Economics or Public Policy
  • Grant or technical writing experience in CEHD focus areas
  • Letters of Reference
  • Cover Letter
  • CV
Application deadline: 01/31/2024
  • Application Deadline Has Passed