The Kellogg Institute for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow in International Development. The position offers the opportunity to join a vibrant community of applied researchers with a strong record of publication and policy impact.
The successful candidate will produce empirical economic research to inform policymaking in low- and middle-income countries, with an aim to publish in high-quality academic journals (general interest and/or development). The ideal candidate will be someone who pays attention to details and values rigor. Teaching will be optional.
The position is open to a candidate who has recently earned a Ph.D. in Economics, Public Policy, or other quantitative social sciences relevant to international development. Command of applied econometrics methods is expected (e.g. quasi-experimental methods, RCTs, administrative data, survey methods, etc), and so are written and verbal communication skills.
The successful candidate is expected to participate in the research activities of The Ford Program in Human Development Studies and Solidarity. For over 10 years, the Ford Family Program has been dedicated to research, teaching, and service that promotes integral human development, a holistic model of flourishing rooted in each person's human dignity and full potential. With the goal of understanding the challenges and aspirations of people living in extreme poverty around the developing world, the Program conducts and supports research that grows out of engagement with local communities. Ford Program research initiatives, which are conducted both with a variety of University of Notre Dame faculty and with local partners, have been centered primarily in East Africa, but more recently its research has extended into other parts of the world.
The Ford Program is situated within the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, which has for over 35 years been a leading center for interdisciplinary research and programming on issues of democracy and human development. The Kellogg Institute is one of the principal constitutive units of the University of Notre Dame's Keough School of Global Affairs. Oriented toward research, teaching, and service dedicated to the advancement of integral human development, the Keough School promotes interdisciplinary research on critical issues in global affairs, offers a professional master's degree and undergraduate degrees, and supports doctoral programs.
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