Policy Lab Postdoctoral Fellowship

Job Details and Requirement:

Submission of a cover letter, CV, writing sample and three letters of reference are reference are required for consideration.

 

BASIC FUNCTION:

The Claremont McKenna College (CMC) Policy Lab is accepting applications for the Policy Lab Postdoctoral Fellowship. The fellowship would be for the 2019-2020 academic year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year and is contingent upon the availability of funds. The fellowship is open to recent PhDs in economics, political science, public policy, public health or related disciplines. Research interests should include the primary policy areas, but we are open to considering additional topics.

 

The CMC Policy Lab is an interdisciplinary program that collaborates with other research institutes to involve undergraduates in public policy research. The affiliated faculty produce public policy research in the areas of health, law, the environment, institutional development or immigration. The Policy Lab works in partnership with national research institutions, including projects with the Bipartisan Policy Center, The Brookings Institution, and The RAND Corporation. 

 

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

The fellow will work with the undergraduate research assistants and support the affiliated faculty in the core research objectives of the Policy Lab. In addition, the fellow will also have the opportunity to teach an independent undergraduate course and to contribute to the broader intellectual community of Claremont McKenna College. The fellowship also will support the recipient’s research agenda.

 

The successful candidate will also be able to perform the following essential functions:

  • Regular attendance.
  • Take and follow directions.
  • Work cooperatively with others.
  • Receive and respond appropriately to constructive criticism.
  • Display a positive attitude.
  • Balance multiple tasks and priorities
  • Performs other essential duties and tasks specific to the position.

 

QUALIFICATION STANDARDS:

 

EDUCATION:  A Ph.D. in economics, political science, public policy, public health or related disciplines preferred.

 

LICENSES:  A valid driver’s license or equivalent means of reliable transportation to off-site meetings and events is required.
 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES:  Individual must possess knowledge, skills, and ability to be able to successfully perform the essential functions of the position, or be able to explain or demonstrate how the essential functions will be performed, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of knowledge skills and abilities.

CMC is a highly selective liberal arts college located in Claremont, a beautiful college town nestled in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains roughly 35 miles from Los Angeles. CMC is part of a consortium that includes Pomona, Harvey Mudd, Scripps, Pitzer, and Claremont Graduate University. CMC has over 50 faculty in economics and political science, embedding research-focused departments within a top undergraduate liberal arts college in Claremont, a beautiful college town nestled in the San Gabriel foothills 35 miles from Los Angeles.

A successful candidate must be an outstanding researcher with a strong commitment to teaching and mentoring students representing a broad range of socioeconomic backgrounds, political opinions, genders, races, ethnicities, nationalities, sexual orientations, and religions.

 

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, writing sample and three letters of reference. Applicants are also encouraged to submit materials demonstrating their aptitude as teachers. Salary and benefits are competitive.  For information, please contact Tami DeSalvio at [email protected].

 

OTHER:

 

HOURS:   The regular hours for this full time position are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday.  Holiday, weekend and evening work hours may be required.  Travel may be required.  Regular hours may vary due to needs of the College or division.  This is a 12 month position.

 

CLASSIFICATION AND STATUS: 

This is an exempt position.

This is a regular, full-time position.

This is a benefits-eligible position.

                                                         

Physical Requirements:                Sedentary (up to 10 lbs.)

 

GROOMING AND APPEARANCE:  The Claremont Colleges seek to maintain a neat and professional image at all times. 

 

BACKGROUND CHECK:  The successful candidate will be required to undergo a full consumer background check.  Certain positions will require the successful completion of a post-offer physical agility test.  Employment is contingent on the satisfactory results of the aforementioned, in addition to compliance with requirements cited in this job description.

 

ADA/OSHA:  This job description defines the essential or fundamental job duties of this position.  It is assumed that employees hired for this position can perform the essential functions of this job without imposing risk of substantial harm to the health or safety of themselves or others.  It may also include marginal functions, generally defined within Title 1 of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Claremont McKenna College hires and promotes individuals on the basis of their qualifications, consistent with applicable state and federal laws, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, breastfeeding or related medical condition, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristic or information, military and veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.  Inquiries may be directed to the Director for Human Resources, 528 N. Mills Avenue, Claremont, California 91711-4015, (909) 621-8490.  All applicants must complete and submit an online application to be considered for an open position.

Employment is contingent upon new employee providing documents verifying U.S. citizenship or, for aliens, documents verifying legal permission to work in the United States, applicant's acceptability for positions requiring use of a college vehicle is contingent upon a driving record acceptable to the College's automobile liability insurance. Promotion from within is encouraged whenever qualified employees of Claremont McKenna College are available. Interested employees of the College are urged to contact the Office of Human Resources if qualified for any open position. Please do not contact departments directly.

 

Disability Accommodations                                                                                    

In compliance with applicable laws ensuring equal opportunities to qualified individuals with a disability, CMC will make reasonable accommodations for the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual (applicant or employee) with a disability if the disability affects the performance of essential job functions, unless the accommodation results in an undue hardship for the College. Employment decisions are based on the merit and not an individual’s disability.               

An applicant or employee who requires an accommodation should contact the immediate supervisor and the Human Resources Office. If multiple accommodations are identified that do not pose an undue hardship for the College, the selection of an accommodation will be at CMC’s discretion. To request disability accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, please contact Human Resources at (909) 621-8490 or [email protected] for assistance.

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