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Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity on Poverty, Policy & Child Well-being, Cornell University

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity at Cornell University

The Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research (BCTR) at Cornell University is recruiting a two-year Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Postdoctoral Associate) with interests in research on poverty, social policy, and child well-being. The Postdoctoral Fellow will have the opportunity to work closely with, and receive mentorship and training from, one or more of the program’s interdisciplinary social science faculty in the College of Human Ecology. The Postdoctoral fellow will also play a central role in extension efforts that translate social policy research for local, state, and national policymakers and practitioners. Special consideration will be given to applicants with interests in developing and applying their skills in the quantitative analysis of administrative data. Click here for more information on the Bronfenbrenner Center.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Sociology, Demography, Economics, Public Policy, Human Development or a related social science discipline by August 15, 2017. Review of applications will begin January 15, 2017, but we may consider applications received after that date until the position is filled.  The Postdoctoral Fellow will receive a salary of $55,000 per year for two years plus funds for research and travel.

To apply, go to Applications should include: a) a research statement discussing prior research experience and how this opportunity would further the applicant’s professional goals, b) a curriculum vita, c) two examples of written work, and d) the names of three references. Selection will be based on scholarly potential, ability to work in multi-disciplinary settings, and the support of a faculty mentor at Cornell who will work closely with the Postdoctoral Research Fellow.


For questions, please contact Laura Tach at or Rachel Dunifon

deadline for applications: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017