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Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC)

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Postdoctoral Scholar

JOE ID Number: 2018-02_111461226
Date Posted: 10/10/2018
Date Inactive: 01/31/2019
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Postdoctoral Scholar
Section: US: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
Location: Chicago, Illinois, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: 00 -- Default: Any Field
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Energy Policy Institute at Chicago (EPIC) invites applicants for prestigious postdoctoral positions at the Department of Economics for the 2019-2020 year.

Applicants must have completed the requirements for the Ph.D. in economics or related field by July 1, 2019, and must not have held the degree for more than three years by that date. They may not be employed by another institution during the term of their University of Chicago appointment.

The term of appointment is one year, normally beginning July 1, 2019, with the expectation of renewal for one further year assuming good performance. Applicants are expected to be in residence for the duration of the appointment. The University of Chicago offers a competitive salary and employee benefits.

Application materials should be submitted by Sunday, December 2, 2018. The selection committee will begin reviewing applications on Monday, December 3, 2018, and early applications are encouraged, as decisions will be made on a rolling basis. Final decisions will be announced by March 1, 2019.

Postdoctoral scholars will continue to train and have more new, supportive co-operative experience in order to prepare for an independent research career. Postdoctoral scholars will strengthen their training in economic theory and econometrics while conducting research in energy and environmental economics. Specific contributions will include econometric modeling, high-level computer programming, analysis of data, writing reports, generating graphs and figures and presentations on and off campus. Postdoctoral scholars will have the opportunity to attend major research conferences and will be expected to present their research findings at our regular (at least quarterly) research team meetings, as well as within our larger departmental workshops. Postdoctoral scholars will also attend scientific seminars and symposiums held at the University of Chicago and other institutes in and outside of the Chicago area.

Postdocs will be invited and encouraged to attend a wide array of academic seminars and workshops around campus. Additionally, they will be encouraged to develop collaborative relationships with academic staff/faculty and visitors in the Harris School, Social Service Administration, the Booth School, and other units around campus as our research projects benefit from interdisciplinary collaborations. Our goal is to provide a collegial training environment so that the postdoctoral scholar will be able to build on his/her foundation to become a successful independent researcher in the near future.

Application Requirements:
  • Cover Letter
  • Letters of Reference
  • Job Market Paper
  • CV
Application deadline: 12/02/2018
Application Instructions:
For the cover letter, please include:

1. A brief description of the current research;
2. A short statement that outlines the areas of energy and environmental economics and applied public policy that are
of primary interest;
3. Summary of research project or projects to be explored.
  • Application Deadline Has Passed