The Kinder Institute for Urban Research is a multi-disciplinary “think-and-do tank” housed on the Rice University campus in central Houston, focusing on urban issues in Houston, the American Sun Belt, and around the world.

Under the supervision of the Director of Research Management, the UDO Research Fellow will be primarily responsible for conducting research and producing work products for the Urban Disparity and Opportunity program ( UDO ). The program studies the existence and causes of unequal opportunities for different social statuses within a society. Areas of research within the program include studies on inequality issues based on characteristics such as gender, race, and ethnicity, location in income and wealth, employment, social mobility, education, health, and community-engaged research. The UDO Research Fellow will conduct assigned tasks and produce final work products within project’s specified timeline and requirement. The UDO Research Fellow will assist the program director in shaping the overall research agenda, methods and dissemination of research, and collaborating with the communications team.

In the course of research, the UDO Research Fellow may be asked to join the program director for meetings with partner organizations and government representatives. In addition, the UDO Research Fellow will work with the research team at the Kinder Institute to prepare data sets and documentation following the standard data management practice.

This position is funded by a research grant; the appointment is expected to continue for a period no more than 24 months.