The University of Chicago seeks two postdoctoral researchers in basic or applied research on early childhood development. Each postdoctoral researcher will be appointed in one of the following units: Comparative Human Development, Economics, Psychology, Sociology, the Harris School of Public Policy, or the Crown School of Social Work, depending on the interests of the applicant. A joint appointment in the Committee on Education will ensure engagement in the Committee’s stimulating inter-disciplinary intellectual life (see ).

Candidates are expected to have their PhD in hand by the appointment start date and have a demonstrated a strong early record of conducting rigorous quantitative research, basic or applied, that has potential relevance for improving the lives of young children.

Candidates should submit a cover letter describing their research interests, a CV, a writing sample consisting of a publication or manuscript, and have two letters of recommendation sent to the following email address: 

Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2024 and continue until the positions are filled or the search has closed on May 15, 2024.

The initial postdoctoral researcher appointment will be for one year with the possibility of renewal. Normally, individuals cease to be eligible for Postdoctoral Researcher positions seven years after the award of the degree. The total duration of an individual’s postdoctoral experience may not exceed seven years, including postdoctoral work at other institutions.