Cornell University, Labor Economics

Position ID:Cornell-Labor Economics-POSTDOCRIEHL [#27067, WDR-00042786]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate – Labor Economics and Economics of Education
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Education
Economics / data analysis, labor economics, Applied Microeconomics, statistics, I2- Education and Research Institutions
Higher Education Research
AI/Machine Learning
Appl Deadline:2024/03/05 11:59PMhelp popup* finished (2024/01/26, finished 2024/03/19, listed until 2024/07/26)
Position Description:   URMs  

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

Postdoctoral Associate – Labor Economics and Economics of Education

Position is located in Ithaca, NY, within the ILR School on the campus of Cornell University.

The School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University has an immediate opening for a Postdoctoral Associate in the Labor Economics group, which is part of the Department of Economics.

Our Team:

The Cornell University Department of Economics offers a unique combination of theoretical and analytical rigor, and concern for real world problems. An unusually broad range of courses gives students an understanding of the way economies operates and an insight into public issues. Currently, the department has more than 50 faculty members, 500 majors, 100 Ph.D. students, and serves over 5,000 students on campus each year.

What you will do:

The Postdoctoral Associate will collaborate with Prof. Michael Lovenheim and Prof. Evan Riehl on research projects related to teacher training and the returns to college majors, predominantly using Texas administrative datasets. The Postdoc will assist us with data analysis and writing of research papers in addition to continuing to work on independent research. This is a full-time research position; there is no teaching requirement.

The Postdoctoral Associate will receive $70,000 in salary as well as a modest research budget $7,500.00 and $3,000.00 in moving allowance.

Postdoctoral Associate is a full-time, academic, non-tenure track, term position with an initial one-year appointment. The position may be extended for a second year, depending on available funding and work.

More information about the ILR School can be obtained at our web sites, Information on the Department of Economics is available at

What we need:

We seek a recent economics PhD graduate with a focus in labor economics and/or the economics of education. We require expertise in applied micro techniques and a demonstrated ability to produce high-quality research. Familiarity with machine learning techniques is a plus.

Cornell appreciates employees with great rewards & benefits:

Cornell provides great benefits that include educational benefits, access to a plethora of wellness programs, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, health care options to choose from, generous paid leave provisions and superior retirement contributions.

Cornell has also been nationally recognized as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability, and diversity initiatives. For more information click here

To Apply:

Interested parties should submit a vita, a letter of application describing qualifications and research agenda, and three reference letters. To continue to meet our educational, research and service goals and to meet our commitment to our founding principle, we hire and invest in faculty members who share our historical commitment to pursing knowledge for …any person…in any study. We ask applicants for all positions to share their experiences and/or approaches (past, current or future) to fostering learning, research, service and/or outreach in such a diverse community.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled or February 15, 2024.

Inquiries about this position should be directed to Evan Riehl (

This is an academic, full-time, non-tenure track benefits eligible term opportunity located in Ithaca, NY on the campus of Cornell University.


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Pay Ranges:

The hiring rate of pay for the successful candidate will be determined considering the following criteria:

  • Prior relevant work or industry experience.
  • Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position.
  • Academic Discipline (faculty pay ranges reflects 9-month annual salary)
  • Unique applicable skills.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
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Ithaca, NY 14850