The NYU Furman Center welcomes applications for a full-time pre-doctoral research fellow position. The NYU Furman Center, jointly housed at NYU’s School of Law and its Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, is a leading academic research center devoted to the public policy aspects of land use, real estate development, and housing.
The fellow will work directly with NYU Furman Center faculty directors Ingrid Gould Ellen and Kathy O’Regan as well as others on the NYU Furman Center’s research team, including full-time research staff and affiliated faculty, current doctoral students, post-doc and legal fellows, and current Master’s students. The fellow will work on academic research projects including policy evaluations with local jurisdictions. Examples of current research projects include: How did eviction practices vary among subsidized housing providers before and during COVID? Do corporate landlords behave differently than non-corporate landlords in the same neighborhoods, such as charging higher rents and filing eviction more frequently? Does receiving housing assistance improve educational and health outcomes for children? What policy reforms increase the ability of recipients of housing vouchers to use those vouchers, particularly in lower-poverty, higher opportunity neighborhoods?
The fellow will conduct a variety of tasks that help prepare them for graduate school, such as analyzing data, developing statistical models, writing up results and editing research papers, and making presentations. The fellow will also be invited to attend various policy and research seminars at the Furman Center and across the university, and will be offered developmental flexibility for attending conferences and other activities that further future attendance to graduate school. The fellowship is an ideal step in preparing for a doctoral program in public policy, economics, or other social science.
Qualifications: Applicants should have strong quantitative and writing skills, and some experience with empirical methods. Research experience is preferred, as is programming experience in Stata, SAS, and/or R. Successful fellows can come from a range of backgrounds and majors, and have varied experience with coding; this position is meant to deepen those skills in a full-time research setting. Fellows ideally work for two years prior to attending graduate school, and would start in summer/fall 2023.
To Apply: Applications are due by January 2, 2023. Applicants should submit a cover letter; resume; writing sample; names and contact information for two references; and academic transcripts for undergraduate and past/current graduate degree work (unofficial copies of the transcript are acceptable). Send application materials and questions to [email protected]. Please include “Pre-Doc Research Fellowship” in the subject line. Review of applications will begin immediately. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
In compliance with NYC's Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary range for this position is $55,000 - $65,000. New York University considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate's work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer. The position comes with a generous array of benefits, which include medical, dental and vision. Further information regarding benefits can be found here: http://www.nyu.edu/employees/benefit/full-time/Professional-Research-Staff-Code-103.html.
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To Apply: Applications are due by January 2, 2023. Applicants should submit a cover letter; resume; writing sample; names and contact information for two references; and academic transcripts for undergraduate and past/current graduate degree work (unofficial copies of the transcript are acceptable). Send application materials and questions to [email protected] Please include “Pre-Doc Research Fellowship” in the subject line. Review of applications will begin immediately. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.