Employment Announcements

PSC Positions

  • University of Pennsylvania
    August 31, 2017
    Paid Research Assistantship – Ghana preschool quality intervention evaluation
    Dr. Sharon Wolf (Graduate School of Education) and Dr. Jere Behrman (Demography, Economics, Sociology) are seeking a paid research assistant to start immediately for 10-20 hours / week. The RA-ship will last through the academic year, with possibility for renewal over the summer of 2018. The study – Quality Preschool for Ghana (QP4G) – evaluates the impact of an in-service kindergarten teacher training plus monitoring and coaching program. Results thus far have shown that the training improved the quality of pre-primary teachers’ instruction and classroom quality, and improved children’s “school readiness” skills. We also test the additional impact of a parent training component administered through schools. The RA-ship will involve primarily quantitative data analysis to assess (i) impact variation of the treatment conditions based on child, teacher, school and district level variables, and (ii) endline impact analyses of the programs one year after implementation. The RA will have the opportunity to participate as a co-author in all publications resulting from this work. Interested students should contact Sharon Wolf (wolfs@upenn.edu). 
    Date posted: 8/15/2017 | View listing
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Academic Positions

  • Rutgers University
    September 30, 2017
    Department of Sociology, Rutgers University—New Brunswick
    Associate or Full Professor, Sociology of Health and IllnessDepartment of Sociology, Rutgers University—New Brunswick
    Assistant Professor, Sociology of Health and IllnessDepartment of Sociology, Rutgers University—New Brunswick
    Assistant Professor, Socioeconomic and/or Racial Inequalities
    Date posted: 8/15/2017 | View listing
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  • Duke University
    September 8, 2017
    COHESIVE-India is looking for a highly motivated and organized Research Scientist (or post doc) with research experience and interest in quantitative research methods for a large new research project in India focusing on financial transfers in maternal and child health and nutrition. In addition to evaluation of conditional transfers, the project will focus on research related to intra household resource allocation, effect of information on household behavior, and household investments in the perinatal period. The Research Scientist will work closely with the project’s PI and co-investigators (mainly economists), and research associates to develop the survey instruments, interventions, and protocols for field work and data management. In addition, s/he will develop and lead the analysis of several waves of data collected across multiple states leading to research manuscripts and project reports targeted at policy makers.   Conditional on funding approvals, we aim to recruit this position to join the research team in Fall 2017. The position will be based at Duke in Durham, NC, and will report to the PI (Mohanan) directly.
    Date posted: 8/15/2017 | View listing
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  • University of California, Los Angeles
    Los Angeles, CA
    January 31, 2018
    We welcome applicants for the position of Assistant Professor of Public Policy whose research is relevant to social policy. We seek a scholar whose research advances our knowledge of policies that address the economic and social disparities —inclusive of differences in geography, race, and ethnicity. His or her research may deepen our understanding of the changing dynamics of labor-market opportunities or how employment contributes to the social welfare of individuals and families. Successful candidates will have doctorates in Economics, Political Science, Political Economy, Public Policy, Sociology, or a related field. Applicants’ research should have important public policy implications. A Ph.D. or equivalent is required by the time of appointment.
    We are a collegial, interdisciplinary department within a school of public affairs located at an excellent and diverse public university in one of the greatest cities in the world. We offer a Master of Public Policy degree, are developing an undergraduate major, and help train doctoral students from varied departments across campus. Click here for more information.
    Date posted: 8/15/2017 | View listing
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  • University of California, Los Angeles
    Los Angeles, CA
    January 31, 2018
    We welcome applicants for the position of Assistant Professor of Public Policy whose research is relevant to understanding immigration and/or migration. We seek a scholar whose research advances our understanding of the causes and consequences of these population movements. He or she may also study the social, political, economic, and demographic realignments that migrants produce in their communities of destination or origin. Successful candidates will have doctorates in Economics, Political Science, Political Economy, Public Policy, History, Sociology, Psychology, or a related field. Applicants’ research should have important public policy implications. A Ph.D. or equivalent is required by the time of appointment.
    We are a collegial, interdisciplinary department within a school of public affairs located at an excellent and diverse public university in one of the greatest cities in the world. We offer a Master of Public Policy degree, are developing an undergraduate major, and help train doctoral students from varied departments across campus.Click here for more information.
    Date posted: 8/15/2017 | View listing
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  • Penn Humanities Forum
    University of Pennsylvania
    October 15, 2017
    The Wolf Humanities Center (formerly Penn Humanities Forum) awards five (5) one-year Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships each academic year to junior scholars in the humanities who are no more than eight years out of their doctorate and who are not yet tenured (may not be tenured during the fellowship year). Scholars are required to spend the year (late August–May) in residence at Penn.
    For the 2018-19 academic year, our topic will be Stuff (see Call for Applications below). The Fellowship carries a stipend of $54,590 plus single-coverage health insurance (fellows are responsible for coverage for any dependents) and a $3000 research fund. Fellows teach one undergraduate course in either the fall or the spring semester in addition to conducting their research.
    The PhD is the only eligible terminal degree, and applicants must be humanists or those in such allied fields as anthropology or history of science. Ineligible categories include an MFA or any other doctorate such as EdD, social scientists, scholars in educational curriculum building, and performing artists (note: scholars of performance are eligible). The fellowship is open to all scholars, national and international, who meet application terms.
    Date posted: 5/16/2017 | View listing
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  • Social Policy & Practice
    December 31, 2017
    The primary purpose of this position is to serve as the Administrative Data Research Facilities (ADRF) Network Administrator at the School of Social Policy & Practice. The Network Administrator, will direct the day-to-day operations of the center and will support the establishment of the Sloan ADRF Network through the following three, key activities: (1) developing a network governance process, (2) organizing annual PI meetings and network conferences, and (3) creating a communications plan that includes a website and monthly newsletter. The Network Coordinator is expected to establish collegial and collaborative relationships with researchers and faculty at the Penn Population Studies Center. Here is an in-depth description of this position.
    Date posted: 12/22/2016 | View listing
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Post-doctoral Positions

  • Penn Humanities Forum
    University of Pennsylvania
    October 15, 2017
    The Wolf Humanities Center (formerly Penn Humanities Forum) awards five (5) one-year Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships each academic year to junior scholars in the humanities who are no more than eight years out of their doctorate and who are not yet tenured (may not be tenured during the fellowship year). Scholars are required to spend the year (late August–May) in residence at Penn.
    For the 2018-19 academic year, our topic will be Stuff (see Call for Applications below). The Fellowship carries a stipend of $54,590 plus single-coverage health insurance (fellows are responsible for coverage for any dependents) and a $3000 research fund. Fellows teach one undergraduate course in either the fall or the spring semester in addition to conducting their research.
    The PhD is the only eligible terminal degree, and applicants must be humanists or those in such allied fields as anthropology or history of science. Ineligible categories include an MFA or any other doctorate such as EdD, social scientists, scholars in educational curriculum building, and performing artists (note: scholars of performance are eligible). The fellowship is open to all scholars, national and international, who meet application terms.
    Date posted: 5/16/2017 | View listing
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Summer Internships / Temporary Employment

  • The Data Incubator
    September 11, 2017 - 9:00am - November 3, 2017 - 5:00pm
    September 11, 2017
    The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for Fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship.
    Date posted: 7/12/2017 | View listing
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