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College of William & Mary

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Global Research Institute
Global Research Institute Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Urbanization and Development in Sub-Saharan Africa

JOE ID Number: 2022-01_111468925
Date Posted: 02/01/2022
Date Inactive: 02/10/2022
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Global Research Institute Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Urbanization and Development in Sub-Saharan Africa
Section: US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Williamsburg, Virginia, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: F0 -- General

Status Update: Position has been filled
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Global Research Institute (GRI) at William & Mary invites applications for a two-year Post-Doctoral scholar position with a focus on urbanization, formal sector development and job creation in Sub-Saharan Africa. This position is designed to strengthen GRI’s research capacity in this research area, increase the diversity of the scholarly community at GRI, provide a mentored learning experience to the Post-doctoral fellow, and support and provide additional research opportunities for undergraduate students. The Institute seeks to attract promising researchers and educators from different backgrounds, races, ethnic groups, and other diverse populations whose life experiences and research experiences will contribute significantly to the academic mission of William & Mary and the Institute.

The Post-Doctoral scholar will support a new research project at William & Mary’s Africa Research Center (a research lab within the GRI) which will focus on the rapid urbanization of African countries and their ability to create stable and well-paid employment positions in the formal sector with an eye on the region’s peace, stability, and prosperity. Additionally, for each year of the award, s/he will teach one course and direct a team of undergraduate researchers. The Post-Doctoral Fellow will receive mentoring from faculty members and/or senior researchers affiliated with the Institute. In addition to mentorship on the candidate’s ongoing research, s/he will receive mentorship on how to pursue funded research, how to organize an undergraduate research lab, and how to improve his/her classroom teaching.

This is a two-year position, beginning in summer 2022. The position will remain open until filled, with a review of applicants beginning on February 10, 2022. To apply, please visit the position listing at

Required Qualifications:
• have a PhD by the time appointment begins (June 2022) in development economics, political economy, public policy, or a closely related quantitative field
• be engaged in research on a related research topic with some real-world application preferably in the context of Sub-Saharan Africa
• have advanced quantitative methods training and ability to work with one or more of the following software programs (e.g., R, Stata, Python, GIS)
• have strong organizational and communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience working collaboratively on large research projects
• Track record of publications in peer-reviewed outlets and/or preparation and presentation of conference papers
• Experience writing and securing external grants
• Experience teaching or mentoring undergraduate students
• Willingness to travel abroad
• Previous experience in international development research

Application Requirements:
  • External Application URL and Instructions Below
Application deadline: 02/10/2022
Application Instructions:
Candidates must apply via the William & Mary Employment Opportunities portal. For more details and to apply, please visit the position listing at

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