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Research Associate -Senior/Post-Doctoral Housing Research Associate

University of Pennsylvania

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Research Associate -Senior/Post-Doctoral Housing Research Associate

Full Job Description

Location: Philadelphia, PA
Open Date: Oct 07, 2021

Deadline:
Weitzman School of Design / Penn Praxis

Senior/Post-Doctoral Housing Research Associate
The Housing Initiative at Penn (HIP) seeks applications for a Senior or Post-Doctoral Research Associate to conduct empirical research related to housing insecurity, economic precarity, and public assistance. HIP is dedicated to achieving more effective, equitable housing policy at the local, state, and national levels. HIP advances policy through rigorous research, civic partnerships, and honest and inclusive planning processes. As a member of the HIP research team, the Senior/Post-Doctoral Research Associate will contribute to HIP's academic publications, working papers, and research reports. The Senior/Post-
Doctoral Research Associate will also be responsible for managing discrete research projects.

Projects
HIP is engaged in a variety of research projects, including 1) working directly with state and municipal partners to evaluate emergency rental assistance programs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic; 2) studying the implementation and impacts of guaranteed income programs; and 3) studying existing programs and policies aimed at addressing issues of housing stability, eviction, and affordability. As the Senior/Post-Doctoral Housing Research Associate, you will lead one or more of the above projects.

Essential Functions
  • Generates academic articles, reports, and working papers in collaboration with HIP staff, interns, and faculty, as well as independently
  • Works directly with municipal and other partners to conceptualize, design, and manage largescale research projects
  • Presents research at research and practitioners' conferences and other venues and translates findings to broader audiences
  • Works collaboratively as part of a tight-knit team

Qualifications
  • Demonstrated interest in affordable housing policy and/or racial and socioeconomic inequality
  • Strong quantitative analysis skills, including facility with statistical and geospatial analysis techniques
  • Strong written and oral communication skills; previous experience with academic writing a plus
  • Project-management skills, including ability to meet multiple deadlines, manage research assistants, and advance complex projects
  • PhD in fields related to public policy, urban planning, sociology, or data management and analysis preferred, but masters degree with a history of research experience will be considered
Details
Full-time salaried position
Salary commensurate with experience
Competitive benefits package via the University of Pennsylvania
Option to work remotely but with expectation of periodic travel to Philadelphia; computing equipment, software licenses, etc. will be provided

Application Instructions
  • Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume; applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The posting will remain open until the position is filled.
  • We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

All questions should be directed to: housinginitiative@design.upenn.edu with
"Senior/Post-Doctoral Housing Research Associate" in the subject line.

To apply, visit https://apply.interfolio.com/95529

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class. Questions or concerns about this should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, University of Pennsylvania, 421 Franklin Building, 3451 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6205; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).

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