Postdoctoral Research Associate

University of Notre Dame
  • Location
    Notre Dame, Indiana
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    Oct 10

Position description

Postdoctoral Research Associate


University of Notre Dame


The University of Notre Dame ( is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate.


Applications will be accepted until .


Postdoctoral Research Associate


University of Notre Dame: Keough School of Global Affairs: Initiative for Global Development


Location Notre Dame, IN


Open Date Sep 12, 2018


Deadline Nov 30, 2018 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time




The Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD) within the Keough School of Global Affairs seeks to fill a postdoctoral research position focused on the Future of Work globally. This position will be responsible for producing policy-relevant research on this topic in collaboration with an interdisciplinary team at the NDIGD, as well as helping build the research capacity of the McKenna Center for Human Development and Global Business in the Keough School of Global Affairs.


Today the future of work and well-being in the United States and abroad is under considerable threat from rapid automation. A fourth and distinctly technological revolution is underway that is reshaping our global and domestic economic, societal, cultural and human environment. This could have long term detrimental repercussions for society writ large, if solutions are not developed using evidenced-based research to address new challenges.


The University of Notre Dame, located in northern Indiana, a state with one of the highest levels of employment and GDP generated from manufacturing, is uniquely positioned to conduct cutting-edge research and engage private sector leadership and public officials, both domestically and internationally, on the implications of this new trend.


We seek a researcher with a strong interest in developing research on current topics related to the Future of Work, including but not limited to: potential scenarios and outcomes; impact on multiple industries (health, energy, manufacturing, etc.); ethical challenges; social and economic impact; automation and corporate risk; public-private partnership opportunities, etc.


This appointment will be for up to two years from the date of hire with an annual salary of $48,450, plus benefits (




Applicants should have a recently-completed doctorate in labor economics, sociology, political science, public policy or related discipline and should be actively engaged in research and writing projects related to the future of work.


Application Instructions


Applications must include the following:


1. Cover letter on current research and your interest in this position


‚Äč2. Curriculum vitae


3. Three references (letters are not required)


4. Relevant writing sample (20-25 pages)


Application Process


This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.


To apply, please visit:


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement


This appointment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Applicants will be asked to identify all felony convictions and/or pending felony charges. Felony convictions do not automatically bar an individual from employment. Each case will be examined separately to determine the appropriateness of employment in the particular position. Failure to be forthcoming or dishonesty with respect to felony disclosures can result in the disqualification of a candidate. The full procedure can be viewed at



The University of Notre Dame, founded in 1842 by Rev. Edward F. Sorin, C.S.C., of the Congregation of Holy Cross, is an independent, national Catholic university located in Notre Dame, Ind. For the fifth consecutive year, the University of Notre Dame has received Honor Roll distinctions as one of the top 10 higher education workplaces in the country in the Chronicle of Higher Education's annual "Great Colleges to Work For" survey...and we are proud of it!


The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and others that will enhance our community. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).



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