Postdoctoral Scholar - Research Associate
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The Sol Price Center for Social Innovation is accepting applications for a
Postdoctoral Scholar - Research Associate focused broadly on issues of
housing stability. The fellowship allows scholars to contribute to the
literature in housing policy broadly, sharpen their analytical skills, and
advance their research agendas in the field through formal and informal
training and extensive collaboration with distinguished researchers.
The postdoctoral scholar will support research on a wide range of topics
relevant to housing stability, including: rental assistance programs, eviction
defense programs, the impacts of rent burden on low-income households, and
homelessness broadly. This position will also have significant involvement
with the Homelessness Policy Research Institute.
The applicant should have strong empirical skills and training in program
evaluation. We are looking for scholars with training in either quantitative
or qualitative methods from relevant disciplines such as economics, public
policy, health policy, statistics, sociology, or psychology; strong oral and
written communications skills; the ability to work as part of a team and to
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are integral to our university and school's
commitment to excellence in research, engagement, and education. We encourage
applications from candidates who identify with groups that are historically
underrepresented in the academy to apply. Further, we encourage all
applicants, as a component of their application package to discuss their
experience or commitment to engaging with diversity through activities such as
fostering an inclusive environment, working with students from diverse
backgrounds, or incorporating diverse perspectives.
The USC Price Center for Social Innovation develops ideas and illuminates
strategies to improve the quality of life for people in low-income urban
communities. Housed in the USC Price School of Public Policy, the Price Center
examines new processes and models to deliver social impact, with a particular
focus on housing and homelessness, educational attainment, and reentry for
justice-involved individuals. Situated in the Sol Price School of Public
Policy, the mission of the school is to improve the quality of life for people
and their communities, here and abroad. We achieve this mission through
education and research that promote innovative solutions to the most critical
issues facing society.
The mission of the Sol Price School of Public Policy is to improve the quality
of life for people and their communities, here and abroad. We achieve this
mission through education and research that promote innovative solutions to
the most critical issues facing society, with a particular focus on
governance, urban development, and social policy. The Price School offers
Ph.D. programs in Public Policy and Management and in Urban Planning and
Development; masters' degrees in Public Administration, Public Policy,
Nonprofit Leadership and Management, Urban Planning, Health Administration,
and Real Estate Development; executive masters' degrees; and an
interdisciplinary undergraduate degree.
USC is one of the world's premiere research universities, and the Price School
is a major contributor to the university's reputation. Our school supports an
array of thematic research centers with $41 million in active sponsored
research, ranking third overall in funded research at USC on a per faculty
basis. Much of the school's research is conducted through its centers,
institutes, and research groups. Among them are the Bedrosian Center on
Governance, Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy, Price Center for Social
Innovation, Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy, Center for
Economic Development, Center for Sustainable Cities, National Center for
Metropolitan Transportation Research, Lusk Center for Real Estate, Schaeffer
Center for Health Policy and Economics, and the Center for Risk and Economic
Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE), the country's first Homeland Security
Center of Excellence.
For additional information, see our website: www. usc.edu/schools/price/
The fellowship provides a competitive stipend and other benefits for a
12-month fixed term which may be renewed up to a maximum of two years.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until position is filled.
Preferred Education: Must have completed a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline
and may be new scholars or individuals with some research experience.
The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to
equal opportunity in employment.
Serves as a research trainee for the purpose of enhancing and developing
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