Postdoctoral Position at Northwestern’s Institute for Policy Research

The Institute for Policy Research (IPR) at Northwestern University is looking to hire a full-time Postdoctoral Fellow to join their interdisciplinary team starting Summer 2022. The position will directly report to Drs. Diane Schanzenbach (Director of IPR, Margaret Walker Alexander Professor of Human Development and Social Policy) and Terri Sabol (Associate Professor, School of Education and Social Policy).  

The position will have the opportunity to collaborate on a mixed-methods study examining the effects of the roll-out of the universal Chicago Pre-K program. The study involves both primary data collection (e.g., interviews with stakeholders) and large-scale secondary data analysis. Please see attachment for more details on the position.


PhD in Public Policy, Economics, Statistics, Human Development, Psychology, Education or related field.


The position will be a one-year appointment with renewal for a second year contingent on satisfactory performance and available funding. Review of applications will begin in June and continue until the position is filled. Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities.


Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae or resume, and the names of 3 references to

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