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Academic Positions

  • Princeton University
    Princeton, New Jersey
    December 31, 2018
    The Eviction Lab at Princeton University has an immediate opening for a statistician/quantitative analyst, appointed at the rank of Associate or more senior Professional Specialist. Initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of renewal based on funding and satisfactory job performance. The successful candidate will, along with others in the lab, analyze a novel dataset having to do with residential insecurity in America and will work with faculty, researchers, research specialists, and students in the development of statistical modeling, programming code, and academic papers. Essential Qualifications Requires: The position requires a PhD in a quantitative field, including statistics, economics, computer science, political science, or sociology. The successful candidate must specialize in statistical methodology and have significant training and experience in quantitative analysis of social-scientific data. Knowledge of Stata and/or R is required. Familiarity with big data analysis, computational statistics, data mining, and/or econometrics is highly desirable. Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential as is the ability to work in a research team on several projects simultaneously. Experience publishing academic studies is highly desirable. The successful candidate is willing and able to learn new programming languages, modeling techniques, and quantitative approaches and stay current on the latest advances in statistics and quantitative social science. The candidate will be responsible for leading workshops and training sessions on statistics methods and programming to members of the Eviction Lab. For full consideration, applicants must apply online at https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/5104. A cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references should be submitted. The final candidate will be required to complete a background check successfully.
    Date posted: 11/29/2017 | View listing
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  • Cornell University
    December 31, 2017
    Postdoctoral Associate of the Cornell Population Center (CPC) at Cornell University: CPC invites applicants for the Frank H.T. Rhodes Postdoctoral Fellowships. This is a two-year position starting on August 16, 2018. Selection is based on scholarly potential, ability to work in multi-disciplinary settings, and the support of a CPC faculty affiliate to serve as a mentor. Preference will be given to fellows with research interests in areas broadly related to the CPC’s four main foci: families & children; health behaviors & disparities; poverty & inequality; and immigration & diversity. Postdoctoral associates will have access to university resources and receive an annual salary plus benefits and a modest research/travel account. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in demography, economics, sociology, or a related social science discipline by August 16, 2018. Applications are due by December 8, 2017. For more information and to apply, go to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/10058.

    Assistant Professors in the Department of Policy Analysis and Management (PAM) in the College of Human Ecology at Cornell University: PAM is seeking to hire two Assistant Professors, one in Health and one in Applied Microeconomics. The Health hire will conduct empirical research in health economics and/or health disparities. The Applied Microeconomics hire will conduct empirical research in one or more of the following areas: behavioral economics, development, economic demography, education, health, law and economics, environmental economics, labor economics, public finance, and regulation. Teaching and advising responsibilities will include support of an undergraduate major in Policy Analysis and Management, professional master’s students, and Ph.D. programs in Policy Analysis and Management, Economics, and Sociology. A Ph.D. in economics, public policy, sociology, public health, or other appropriate field is required. We will begin reviewing applications immediately. For more information and to apply, go to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9983.
    Date posted: 10/24/2017 | View listing
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  • University of California, Los Angeles
    Los Angeles, CA
    January 31, 2018
    We welcome applicants for the position of Assistant Professor of Public Policy whose research is relevant to social policy. We seek a scholar whose research advances our knowledge of policies that address the economic and social disparities —inclusive of differences in geography, race, and ethnicity. His or her research may deepen our understanding of the changing dynamics of labor-market opportunities or how employment contributes to the social welfare of individuals and families. Successful candidates will have doctorates in Economics, Political Science, Political Economy, Public Policy, Sociology, or a related field. Applicants’ research should have important public policy implications. A Ph.D. or equivalent is required by the time of appointment.
    We are a collegial, interdisciplinary department within a school of public affairs located at an excellent and diverse public university in one of the greatest cities in the world. We offer a Master of Public Policy degree, are developing an undergraduate major, and help train doctoral students from varied departments across campus. Click here for more information.
    Date posted: 8/15/2017 | View listing
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  • University of California, Los Angeles
    Los Angeles, CA
    January 31, 2018
    We welcome applicants for the position of Assistant Professor of Public Policy whose research is relevant to understanding immigration and/or migration. We seek a scholar whose research advances our understanding of the causes and consequences of these population movements. He or she may also study the social, political, economic, and demographic realignments that migrants produce in their communities of destination or origin. Successful candidates will have doctorates in Economics, Political Science, Political Economy, Public Policy, History, Sociology, Psychology, or a related field. Applicants’ research should have important public policy implications. A Ph.D. or equivalent is required by the time of appointment.
    We are a collegial, interdisciplinary department within a school of public affairs located at an excellent and diverse public university in one of the greatest cities in the world. We offer a Master of Public Policy degree, are developing an undergraduate major, and help train doctoral students from varied departments across campus.Click here for more information.
    Date posted: 8/15/2017 | View listing
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  • Social Policy & Practice
    December 31, 2017
    The primary purpose of this position is to serve as the Administrative Data Research Facilities (ADRF) Network Administrator at the School of Social Policy & Practice. The Network Administrator, will direct the day-to-day operations of the center and will support the establishment of the Sloan ADRF Network through the following three, key activities: (1) developing a network governance process, (2) organizing annual PI meetings and network conferences, and (3) creating a communications plan that includes a website and monthly newsletter. The Network Coordinator is expected to establish collegial and collaborative relationships with researchers and faculty at the Penn Population Studies Center. Here is an in-depth description of this position.
    Date posted: 12/22/2016 | View listing
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Industry Positions

  • Princeton University
    Princeton, New Jersey
    December 31, 2018
    The Eviction Lab at Princeton University has an immediate opening for a statistician/quantitative analyst, appointed at the rank of Associate or more senior Professional Specialist. Initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of renewal based on funding and satisfactory job performance. The successful candidate will, along with others in the lab, analyze a novel dataset having to do with residential insecurity in America and will work with faculty, researchers, research specialists, and students in the development of statistical modeling, programming code, and academic papers. Essential Qualifications Requires: The position requires a PhD in a quantitative field, including statistics, economics, computer science, political science, or sociology. The successful candidate must specialize in statistical methodology and have significant training and experience in quantitative analysis of social-scientific data. Knowledge of Stata and/or R is required. Familiarity with big data analysis, computational statistics, data mining, and/or econometrics is highly desirable. Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential as is the ability to work in a research team on several projects simultaneously. Experience publishing academic studies is highly desirable. The successful candidate is willing and able to learn new programming languages, modeling techniques, and quantitative approaches and stay current on the latest advances in statistics and quantitative social science. The candidate will be responsible for leading workshops and training sessions on statistics methods and programming to members of the Eviction Lab. For full consideration, applicants must apply online at https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/5104. A cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references should be submitted. The final candidate will be required to complete a background check successfully.
    Date posted: 11/29/2017 | View listing
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Post-doctoral Positions

  • Syracuse University
    January 10, 2018
     The Aging Studies Institute at Syracuse University invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher to work with a team examining trends and spatial patterns in the ways that educational attainment shapes mortality in the United States. The project, “Education, Geography, and U.S. Adult Mortality,” is funded by the NIA and led by Principal Investigator Jennifer Karas Montez at Syracuse University (with co-investigators across four universities). The postdoc will work with the project team, conduct analyses of mortality data at a Federal Research Data Center (located nearby at Cornell University), coauthor peer-reviewed publications, and present research at conferences. The two-year postdoc will start in August 2018. The position will receive a salary commensurate with NIH guidelines (https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-17-003.html), subsidized health insurance, $2000 to offset moving expenses, and travel funds to present research. The position will have access to university resources and office space at the Aging Studies Institute (ASI). ASI is located in the heart of the Syracuse University campus and has a vibrant community of 45 faculty representing 17 academic departments. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in demography, sociology, economics, public health, or related discipline at the starting date. Due to the funding source and the use of a Federal Research Data Center, applicants must be U.S. citizens/permanent residents at the time of appointment and be able to pass a federal background check. The applicant must be in residence for the two-year period. Preference will be given to applicants with strong quantitative skills, experience analyzing large datasets, and interests in the social determinants of U.S. mortality. Application Instructions: To submit the following required materials, go to: http://www.sujobopps.com/postings/72576. 1. Cover letter, including a statement about whether the applicant (a) is a U.S. citizen/permanent resident, and (b) will consent to a federal background check. 2. Curriculum vitae 3. Two-page research statement – please attach to other document in SU online system. 4. Two papers. Peer-reviewed publications are preferred. Dissertation chapters are acceptable, as long as they are under 20 pages – please attach to writing sample. 5. Three letters of reference submitted to the SU online system by the writers.  Primary consideration will be given to applications received by January 10, 2018, but all applications will be considered until the position is filled.
    Date posted: 12/11/2017 | View listing
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  • University of Michigan
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    January 8, 2018
    Required QualificationsRequirements for the position are a Ph.D. in Economics or a closely-related field, experience in data linking and applied econometric methods using big data, familiarity with relevant software and programming tools (Python and Stata), and strong writing skills.Applicants may initiate the process by submitting a letter describing their scholarly activities and interests in PSC. Please include a CV, three letters of reference or names of three references, and up to two recent publications or writing samples. Salary is highly competitive.Please send applications, nominations and inquiries electronically to PSCSearch@umich.edu or by mail to Population Studies Center Search Committee, Director’s Office, Population Studies Center, Suite 2116, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1248. Reference position 121003. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filledAdditional InformationThe Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan, to maintain the excellence of the university, and to ground our research in varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
    Date posted: 12/11/2017 | View listing
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  • Cornell University
    December 31, 2017
    Postdoctoral Associate of the Cornell Population Center (CPC) at Cornell University: CPC invites applicants for the Frank H.T. Rhodes Postdoctoral Fellowships. This is a two-year position starting on August 16, 2018. Selection is based on scholarly potential, ability to work in multi-disciplinary settings, and the support of a CPC faculty affiliate to serve as a mentor. Preference will be given to fellows with research interests in areas broadly related to the CPC’s four main foci: families & children; health behaviors & disparities; poverty & inequality; and immigration & diversity. Postdoctoral associates will have access to university resources and receive an annual salary plus benefits and a modest research/travel account. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in demography, economics, sociology, or a related social science discipline by August 16, 2018. Applications are due by December 8, 2017. For more information and to apply, go to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/10058.

    Assistant Professors in the Department of Policy Analysis and Management (PAM) in the College of Human Ecology at Cornell University: PAM is seeking to hire two Assistant Professors, one in Health and one in Applied Microeconomics. The Health hire will conduct empirical research in health economics and/or health disparities. The Applied Microeconomics hire will conduct empirical research in one or more of the following areas: behavioral economics, development, economic demography, education, health, law and economics, environmental economics, labor economics, public finance, and regulation. Teaching and advising responsibilities will include support of an undergraduate major in Policy Analysis and Management, professional master’s students, and Ph.D. programs in Policy Analysis and Management, Economics, and Sociology. A Ph.D. in economics, public policy, sociology, public health, or other appropriate field is required. We will begin reviewing applications immediately. For more information and to apply, go to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9983.
    Date posted: 10/24/2017 | View listing
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  • Yale University
    December 31, 2017
    The successful candidate will work with Professor Crawford and colleagues on demography and population size estimation for hidden and hard-to-reach groups. In particular, we are interested in developing tools for rigorous epidemiology, demography, and public health research on stigmatized, criminalized, and otherwise hard-to-reach populations.The position comes with substantial freedom to choose research projects, work in the US and internationally, and design and implement new sampling methods and surveys. There is funding to run pilot studies and experiments.
    Date posted: 9/13/2017 | View listing
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