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Inequality in America Initiative Postdoctoral Fellow

Posted: 12/19/2017 (Employment)

Social and economic inequality are urgent problems for our society, with implications for a range of outcomes from economic growth and political stability to crime, public health, family wellbeing, and social trust. The Inequality in America Initiative seeks applications from recent doctoral degree recipients interested in joining an interdisciplinary network of Harvard researchers who are working to address the multiple challenges of inequality. This postdoctoral training program is intended to seed new research directions; facilitate collaboration and mentorship across disciplines; develop new leaders in the study of inequality who can publish at the highest level, reach the widest audience, and impact policy; and deepen teaching expertise on the subject of inequality.

The fellowship is a two-year postdoctoral training program, with an optional third year conditional on program director approval and independent funding. The salary is $65,000/year plus fringe benefits, including health insurance eligibility.

The award will include appropriate office space; a one-time grant of $2500 for the purchase of computer equipment; a $10,000 research account to support research-related expenses; and up to $2500 per year reimbursement for research-related travel.

The program director will pair each fellow with two Harvard faculty mentors, including one from outside the fellow’s primary discipline. Over 50 Harvard faculty are affiliated with the initiative, participating in one or more of five major research clusters:

• Mobility and Migration
• Science, Technology, Education, and Health
• Work, Family, and Opportunity
• Governance, Citizenship, and Social Justice
• America Inequality, Globally

Applicants to the 2018-19 program must have received a doctorate or terminal degree in May 2015 or later; those applicants without a doctorate or terminal degree must demonstrate that they will receive such a degree no later than August 2018.

Learn more at the link below.

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Deadline: 01/16/2018

Location: Harvard University