Postdoctoral Scholar -- Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study

The Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study (FFCWS) at Columbia University School of Social Work is seeking a postdoctoral scholar with a PhD in economics, public policy, demography, social work, sociology, or a related discipline to work with the FFCWS team (including Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, Irv Garfinkel, Ronald Mincy, Julien Teitler, and Jane Waldfogel at Columbia and Kathy Edin at Princeton).

The postdoc will conduct analyses of youth and family wellbeing, drawing on the age 22 wave (currently in progress) as well as earlier waves, with a special focus on system-involved youth and a cross-cutting focus on racial inequalities and structural racism. Outcomes of interest include education, employment, housing, income, relationships, family formation, identity, and health, as well as intergenerational mobility/persistence.

The postdoctoral fellowship is for two years. Start date is flexible but ideally would be in September 2022. 

Each application will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • The degree of fit of research interests
  • How the postdoctoral training will help to further the postdoctoral scholar’s research
  • Demonstrated record of work with quantitative data
  • Demonstrated quality of writing

Deadline for applications is August 15, 2022, but applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, starting immediately.

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