Postdoctoral Research Associate in Development Finance

The Empirical Studies of Conflict Project (ESOC) at the School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA), the Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy and Finance (JRCPPF), and the Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering (ORFE) at Princeton University seek outstanding candidates for a postdoctoral research associate or more senior research position in the area of development finance starting July 5, 2022.

In addition to pursuing their own independent research, the Postdoctoral Research Associate will play a key role in supporting a new Research Community at Princeton focusing on how technical and/or financial interventions can address issues at the intersection of climate change and development in such regions as sub-Saharan Africa. The ability to use data from diverse sources like nightlights and social media, in addition to administrative data, would be of particular value. The Associate could also support an ongoing ORFE project in collaboration with a major US bank, or teach an introductory course in statistics and probability for that department, contingent on interest, departmental need, and sufficient course enrollments. If teaching, the Associate would carry a secondary rank of Lecturer during the relevant semester.

The position provides an excellent opportunity for collaboration with Princeton faculty, graduate and undergraduate students. Postdoctoral Research Associates are expected to participate actively in the intellectual activities of Princeton University. Applicants must have received a Ph.D., received or expected between September 2018 and September 2021, in such fields as Economics, Operations Research, or Data Science. This is a 12-month term appointment with the possibility of renewal contingent on satisfactory performance and funding.

All candidates with relevant research interests are encouraged to submit an application. We are interested in receiving applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in finance, economics and related disciplines. Applicants must apply online and submit a cover letter, C.V., one or at most two research papers, and three reference letters.

This position is subject to the University's background check policy.

We at the School of Public and International Affairs believe that it is vital to cultivate an environment that embraces and promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion - fundamental to the success of our education and research mission. This commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment and hiring as we actively seek colleagues of exceptional ability who represent a broad range of viewpoints, experiences, and value systems, and who share Princeton University's dedication to excellence.