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Post-doctoral Scholar-Center for Policy Research

Syracuse University
New York, United States
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Posted Date
Feb 2, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Economics, Professional Fields, Public Administration & Policy, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Other Social & Behavioral Sciences, Sociology, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration
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Job # 075578 Job Title Post-doctoral Scholar-Center for Policy Research Location Syracuse, NY Pay Range Commensurate with Experience FLSA Status Exempt Hours

M-F 8:30-5:00

Job Type Full-time Rank Post Doc Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code Not Applicable Job Description

The Center for Policy Research ( CPR ) in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship to begin in August 2021. CPR supports academic research and program evaluation on a wide range of social policy issues (

The Postdoctoral Fellow will work primarily with Professor Colleen Heflin on research related to the causes and consequences of food insecurity, the landscape of food and nutrition assistance support programs and policies, and other social programs that support the ability of low-income households to cover basic needs. Applicants should have experience working with common secondary data sources. Preference will be given to applicants with experience working with administrative data or restricted access data (available locally through the Cornell Federal Statistical Research Data Center). While 25% of the Postdoctoral Fellow’s time will be allocated to their own research, it is expected that the successful applicant will work closely with Dr. Heflin and other Center associates to design and conduct community-based research studies and/or conduct secondary analysis of data (particularly related to food insecurity and/or food assistance programs and policies), co-author peer-reviewed publications, publish research briefs, and present research at conferences. This position will offer exceptional opportunities for collaboration with CPR graduate students, staff, and affiliated faculty, as well as faculty and graduate students within the Maxwell X Lab ((, the Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion (, and the Aging Studies Institute (

The initial term of this appointment is one year. Reappointment for a second year is expected, subject to good performance. This Postdoctoral Fellowship provides access to a broad range of University and Maxwell School resources, and office space in CPR . CPR is located in the heart of the Maxwell School at Syracuse University and has a vibrant community of 30 faculty principally from Economics, Public Administration, and Sociology.


Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Demography, Sociology, Economics, Public Policy, or a related discipline at the start date. Residence in Syracuse is expected during the period of the fellowship. Primary consideration will be given to applications received by March 15, 2021, but all applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Job Specific Qualifications

a. Ph.D. in Demography, Sociology, Economics, Public Policy, or related discipline at the start date.
b. Quantitative research skills: this position requires a strong background in statistical/econometric methods used in public affairs research, experience analyzing large datasets, and proficiency in statistical software.
c. Strong writing skills.
d. Organization and communication skills, and a willingness to work as part of a team of researchers.


Under the direction of the faculty mentor, collaborate on current funded research, construct project datasets, and conduct quantitative analyses of secondary data. With the supervision of a faculty mentor, work on publishing from the dissertation and developing new lines of inquiry. Develop new lines of inquiry related to food insecurity and food policy. Coauthor peer-reviewed publications and present research at conferences. There will be other tasks assigned by faculty mentor.

Physical Requirements Tools/Equipment Application Instructions

In addition to completing an online application, required materials include:
1. Cover letter.
2. Curriculum vitae.
3. Two-page research statement.
4. Two representative papers. Peer-reviewed publications are preferred. Dissertation chapters are also acceptable, as long as they are under 20 pages.
5. Three letters of reference submitted to the SU online application site by the letter writers.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

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About the Syracuse area

Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal.


Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

Quick Link Job Posting Date 02/02/2021 Application Deadline Open Until Filled Yes Priority Consideration 03/15/2021 Job Category Faculty Message to Applicants
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