Postdoctoral Fellow in Economics

Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Post-Doctoral Fellow

School Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Department/Area Economics

Position Description

We are seeking applicants for a post-doctoral fellow at Opportunity Insights at Harvard University to work on projects with Raj Chetty, Nathan Hendren, and John Friedman. Appointment to begin July 1, 2021, renewable for a second year based on mutual agreement.

We invite applications from candidates with a background in applied microeconomic research who would be eager to focus their efforts coauthoring projects with us studying economic opportunity and the determinants of upward mobility in the US. Applicants are expected to have strong analytical skills and also work well in team settings.

We especially encourage applications from backgrounds under-represented in economics. The position is fully funded with no teaching requirements. The salary will be competitive with other top post-doctoral positions in economics.

Applicants should send a letter of interest, their CV, and up to three research papers through the Harvard application portal. Up to three recommendation letters should be sent directly by references in the same manner.

Full consideration by December 15, 2020, and applications accepted through March 15, 2021.

Basic Qualifications

The successful candidate is expected to have finished a Ph.D. in Economics by the start date.

Contact Information

Prof. Nathan Hendren

Contact Email slabauve@g.harvard.edu

Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.

Minimum Number of References Required 3

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Optional Documents
  • Paper 1
  • Paper 2
  • Paper 3