Inequality in America Initiative 2022-23 Postdoctoral Fellowship
- Harvard University
- Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
- Category: Admin-Other Administrative Positions
- Posting Date: 09/11/2021
- Application Deadline: Open until filled
|Title||Inequality in America Initiative 2022-23 Postdoctoral Fellowship|
|School||Faculty of Arts and Sciences|
|Department/Area||Division of Social Science|
Social and economic inequality are urgent problems for our society, with implications for a range of outcomes from economic growth and political stability to crime, public health, family wellbeing, and social trust. The Inequality in America Initiative seeks applications from recent doctoral (or equivalent) degree recipients interested in joining an interdisciplinary network of Harvard researchers who are working to address the multiple challenges of inequality in the United States.
This postdoctoral training program is intended to seed new research directions; facilitate collaboration and mentorship across disciplines; develop new leaders in the study of inequality who can publish at the highest level, reach the widest audience, and impact policy.
Expectations and Conditions
The fellowship is a two-year postdoctoral training program, with an optional third year conditional on program director approval and independent funding. The salary is $71,000/year plus fringe benefits, including health insurance eligibility.
The award will include office space* and up to $17,500 for research expenses across the two years, including computer equipment and travel*. We also provide $3000 toward relocation expenses for anyone moving from out of state (total includes withheld taxes, per US law; net will be included with second paycheck) and $3000 toward a manuscript workshop in the second year.
The program director will pair each fellow with two Harvard faculty mentors, including one from outside the fellow’s primary discipline. Over fifty Harvard faculty are affiliated with the initiative, participating in one or more of five major research clusters:
See more at https://inequalityinamerica.fas.harvard.edu.
Applicants should indicate on their applications the research cluster that seems most relevant to their work, as this will aid us in identifying appropriate mentors. (Applicants do not need to identify mentors themselves.) Fellows will have ample opportunity and encouragement to make connections with faculty from across the initiative.
*As of the fall of 2021, Harvard has resumed much of its on-campus activity, and most business travel is permitted (subject to some restrictions). Campus access requires compliance with the University’s health and safety guidelines and protocols, including COVID19 vaccination and regular testing. Should the pandemic situation worsen, it is possible that remote work requirements will be instituted and that travel will be more highly restricted.
Applicants to the 2022-23 program must have received a doctorate or terminal degree in April 2019 or later; those applicants without a doctorate or terminal degree must demonstrate that they will receive such a degree no later than August 2022.
If you have not completed your graduate program, please still make sure to include your doctorate and anticipated degree date in the Educational Background section.
Internal (Harvard-affiliated) candidates please note: Those who received terminal degrees from Harvard, and postdocs currently on a one-year term at Harvard, are eligible for the fellowship but must propose projects that take them in new directions that are significantly distinct from their current research and are intended to forge new connections within the University. Harvard candidates should not propose to continue to work with the same professors or research groups with whom they are currently associated. No candidate should propose to work extensively with his or her thesis advisor.
Applications, excluding letters of recommendation, must be submitted by 11:59 PM EST, Friday, November 12, 2021.
The application must include the following in order to be reviewed:
FAS Social Science Division
University Hall 3 South
Cambridge MA 02138
|Equal Opportunity Employer||
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy related conditions, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, veteran status, disability unrelated to job requirements, genetic information, military service, or other protected status. Minorities and women are especially encouraged to apply.
|Minimum Number of References Required||3|
|Maximum Number of References Allowed||3|