The Berkeley Institute for the Future of Young Americans (BIFYA) in the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley is recruiting a full-time, one-year Postdoctoral employee (TC 3252). The expected start date is August 1, 2018 and the recruitment will be open until filled. The level of appointment will be commensurate with the candidate’s record of scholarship.

The Berkeley Institute for the Future of Young Americans (BIFYA) is a research center located at the Goldman School of Public Policy. Its goal is to make national, state, and local policy sustainable and fair across generations. The Center’s mission is to promote high-quality, non-partisan research with the aim of generating a fact-based, non-partisan discussion regarding how best to invest in future generations in order to ensure their long- term security and success.

The Goldman School is open to applicants from a range of disciplines, for example those who work in the area of labor economics, urban and regional economics, political science, planning, demography, or other related policy areas relevant to the long-term financial security of young people. Programs of interest include, but are not limited to, the disinvestment in public higher education and the implications for young people, the economic restructuring of the US labor market, the influence of new technology on the labor market, and shifting demographics and the budgetary implications for social safety net programs. The appointment is also an opportunity to provide scholarly leadership for BIFYA, and as such, preference may be given to scholars whose work may anchor the Center’s research around the well-being of young Americans and on public policies that will make important investments in future generations.

The Postdoc is expected to participate in the other initiatives of the Center, including its annual Millennial Summit. The candidate is expected to reside in or near Berkeley in order to participate fully in the intellectual life of the Center and the campus.

Qualifications (at time of application)
To be considered for this position, applicants must have completed all degree requirements except the dissertation for receipt of their PhD or equivalent degree.

Additional Qualifications (by start date)
The successful applicant must complete all degree requirements for the PhD or equivalent degree.

The salary for this position is based upon experience and qualifications. UC Berkeley offers excellent benefits packages as well as a number of policies and programs in to support employees as they balance work and family.

All interested applicants should apply at For information about the position or application process, please contact Emily Martinez
at A complete application will include 1) Updated CV 2) Cover letter 3) Description of project to be pursued while in residence (1500 words maximum) 4) Contact information for three professional references.