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Postdoctoral Scholar, Center on Global Transformation (CGT)

Position overview

Position title: Postdoctoral Scholar Employee
Salary range: Commensurate with experience

Application Window

Open date: December 10th, 2021

Last review date: Friday, Jan 14, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Monday, Feb 28, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Center on Global Transformation (CGT) at the University of California San Diego is to a central hub for applied research and policy dialogue focused on the opportunities and challenges arising from global economic and technological change. The Center is pleased to invite applications for a one-year Postdoctoral Research Associate position in applied economics for the academic year 2022-23 with the possibility of a one-year reappointment. In addition to carrying out their own research, the appointees will work on CGT projects under the supervision of Professor Joshua Graff Zivin at the University of California San Diego.

The Postdoctoral Research Associate will reside at the UC San Diego campus and will be expected to participate actively in the intellectual life of the University.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

The candidate must have earned their PhD in economics (or public policy) within 3 years of the start of the position (August 1, 2022), or plan to have successfully defended their PhD dissertation by July 1, 2022.

Preferred qualifications

Preference will be given to applicants with expertise in one or more of the following fields: environment and energy, health, labor, or the economics of innovation.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Letter of Application - No more than 3 pages.

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Writing Sample

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

Reference requirements
  • 2 letters of reference required
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Campus Information

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As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment.

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Job location

La Jolla, CA