Postdoctoral Research Opportunities

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Center for Health and Wellbeing

The Center for Health and Wellbeing (CHW), part of the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, invites outstanding researchers to apply for appointments as Postdoctoral Research Associates for a 12-month position starting July 1, 2022. The position would involve working on a CHW project headed by Janet Currie entitled: "Harnessing Big Data to Improve Children's Mental Health Treatment." A PhD in economics is required, as well as experience with the econometric analysis of large-scale administrative data sets.

Applicants should have received a doctorate degree within a year of application or expect to receive a doctorate by July 1, 2022. The program is open to all regardless of citizenship, but it does not support work toward the completion of a degree. The term of the appointment is one year initially, starting July 1, 2022, with the possibility of renewal up to a maximum of three years total appointment time contingent upon satisfactory performance and continued funding. The selected candidate is expected to be in residence during the term of appointment.

Postdoctoral Research Associates participate in activities of CHW, including faculty-graduate seminars, workshops, and public lectures, and enjoy access to a wide range of other activities throughout the University. Postdoctoral Research Associates devote the major portion of their time to research and writing on issues related to health and wellbeing. Some Postdoctoral Research Associates may be invited to teach in one of Princeton's undergraduate programs. Any teaching is contingent on sufficient enrollments and must be approved by the Office of the Dean of the Faculty.

Applicants are evaluated on the basis of (1) the quality of their achievements in their field of specialization and their ability to benefit from the activities of CHW; (2) the fit between their interests and the project; and (3) the contribution they are likely to make to research in the future.

For more information about the Center for Health and Wellbeing, please visit its website at

Apply by December 15, 2021, for full consideration, however, applications will continue to be reviewed until all available positions are filled. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their applications by March 2022.

Apply online at Please submit a cover letter, a CV, a research paper, book chapter, or a dissertation chapter; a statement of no more than 1,000 words describing how you plan to use your time at Princeton; and contact information for a thesis advisor or other individual who is qualified to provide a reference.

This postion is subject to the University's background check policy.

We at the School of Public and International Affairs believe that it is vital to cultivate an environment that embraces and promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion - fundamental to the success of our education and research mission. This commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment and hiring as we actively seek colleagues of exceptional ability who represent a broad range of viewpoints, experiences, and value systems, and who share Princeton University's dedication to excellence.

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