The 21st Century Cities Initiative (21CC) at Johns Hopkins University is the campus hub for research,teaching and outreach related to urban economic growth and urban quality of life. Through rigorous data analysis and policy evaluation, this center focuses on how to align the incentives of the private sector and federal, state and local governments to unlock the full potential of cities including Baltimore, U.S and international cities.
Post-doctoral researcher fellows at the 21st Century Cities Initiative at Johns Hopkins are expected to have recently completed their PhD in economics by the start of the fellowship in July 2020. Post-doctoral researchers at 21CC will work with the center director, Matthew Kahn, on a discrete research project for 35% of their time, while spending the remainder of their time pursuing their own research. Candidates should have a strong background in quantitative approaches to urban economics and empirical analysis. We are seeking talented post-doctoral researchers with a primary interest in conducting research and analysis related to issues of urban policy and economics. To be eligible, applicants must be focused on an important issue area in urban policy and must demonstrate an interest in conducting inter-disciplinary research. The position will have an expected start date of July 2020. This is a one year position with the option to extend to two years.
Salary will be around $50,000 and will include health insurance.
The position is open to applicants who are up to two years post-PhD in economics from any accredited educational institution. Applicants should have strong quantitative research skills, a substantive background in areas of urban studies, policy, or planning, good communication skills, and the ability to work well as part of a team.
The application consists of the following components:
A current CV
PDFs of all transcripts from college and any graduate schools attended. You must have completed all doctoral requirements prior to starting the program.
A statement of interest: Please detail your interest, background, and qualifications for the position as a post-doctoral research fellow focused on urban economics. This should include your substantive background in urban economics and policy research and your experience with quantitative research and analysis. Explain your interest in the connection between research and policy, as well as your career goals and areas of interest. This statement should have a maximum of 750 words.
Three letters of reference. Please provide three academic letters of reference that outline your ability and interest in urban economics, including examples of your prior work that the reference is familiar with.
A sample of your recent writing that demonstrates your research skills, substantive expertise, and writing. This would preferably be a published writing sample, but a chapter from a dissertation would also be acceptable. We also ask that you provide a sole-authored or first-authored piece. If you are not the sole author or first author of the sample, you will be asked to explain your role in the research and writing process.
Internal Number: A-70748-3
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