Seeking a Postdoctoral Scholar to Join Our Team

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Postdoctoral Scholar in Poverty and Social Policy

The Center on Poverty and Social Policy at the Columbia University School of Social Work is seeking a postdoctoral scholar with a PhD in economics, public policy, demography, social work, sociology, or a related discipline, to conduct cost benefit analyses of policy proposals related to poverty, economic security, and mobility. The postdoc will work with faculty and staff to develop comprehensive and scientifically sound cost benefit analyses related to income transfers, social mobility, and labor market policies. The postdoctoral fellowship is for two years, with the option to renew for a third year contingent on performance and funding.

Please submit the following materials to

  • CV or resume

  • Sample paper or publication

  • Three letters of recommendation

Each application will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • The degree of fit of research interests

  • How the postdoctoral training will help to further the postdoctoral scholar’s research trajectory

  • Demonstrated record of work with quantitative data

  • Demonstrated record of work with cost benefit analysis and writing

  • Strength of letters of support 

We are highly interested in candidates from underrepresented groups.  

Deadline for applications is August 15, 2019, but will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Review of applicants will begin immediately. 

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.