The Truman School of Public Affairs at the University of Missouri-Columbia invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow position with an appointment for up to 3 years.
The search process will emphasize the potential to conduct research leading to high-level academic publications. Candidates are expected to have strong quantitative backgrounds suitable for applied research and experience working with large datasets. Previous education-related research (e.g., on economics of education and/or education policy topics) will be viewed positively, but is not necessary. Strong written and communication skills are important.
The responsibilities for the Postdoctoral position are as follows:
Some teaching (1 one-semester course annually--effort will be made to minimize the number of newly prepared courses for the Fellow during the Fellowship term).
Some program-directed research and grant writing on applied topics, likely in the areas of economics of education and education policy. The Fellow is expected to be a key contributor, and therefore coauthor and/or co-PI, on grants and publications stemming from program-directed research.
Some self-directed research.
The Postdoctoral Fellow will also be expected to participate in scholarly life on campus and in his or her larger discipline by, for example, inviting speakers and attending local seminars, presenting research at national research conferences, and interacting with faculty and graduate students on campus.
Qualifications: The Fellowship is open to candidates who have earned or will earn their PhD in Economics, Public Policy, Education Policy, or a related field, by fall-2020.
Please submit your electronic application including a CV, a cover letter describing your interest in and fit for the position, your job market paper, and three letters of reference. We will begin reviewing applications on January 15 and continue to review applications until the position is filled. Letters of reference can be emailed to MU TSPA Director firstname.lastname@example.org ."
Note: The Economics Department at the University of Missouri-Columbia is conducting a separate, related search for a Postdoctoral Fellow. Applicants interested in both positions are encouraged to apply to both positions (the same materials can be used). Find more info here: https://economics.missouri.edu/post-doc-position
This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits
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