Housing and Homelessness Research Fellow: Employment Opportunities: The Independent Institute

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Housing and Homelessness Research Fellow

The Independent Institute is a non-profit, non-partisan, public-policy research and educational organization that shapes ideas into lasting impact through publications, conferences, and effective multi-media programs. Our mission is boldly to advance peaceful, prosperous, and free societies grounded in a commitment to human worth and dignity. Applying independent thinking to issues that matter, we create transformational ideas for today’s most pressing social and economic challenges.

Independent is seeking applications for the new position of Research Fellow in Housing and Homelessness. The successful candidate will work from the Oakland headquarters and report to the Director of the Center on Entrepreneurial Innovation (COEI), which houses Independent’s housing and homelessness research program.

The Research Fellow will perform original and innovative research; write persuasive commentaries, reports, briefings, journal articles, and books; help create videos; conduct literature reviews; help curate a website; perform statistical/econometric analysis; perform media interviews; engage in civic outreach, and participate in conferences.

Public policy issue areas might include housing, homelessness, Housing First, harm reduction, mental illness, substance abuse, urban decay and revitalization, and successful private alternatives to government approaches at the local, state, regional, and national levels.

Ideally, the successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in economics, political science, history, applied statistics, or related fields. Candidates with an M.A. in any of those fields will also be considered. Preferably, the successful candidate will have 2-4 years of research experience focused on housing, homelessness, and/or urban policy issues with a track record of accomplishments and be proficient at statistical/econometric analysis. In addition, the candidate should have excellent oral and written communication skills, and be able to persuasively communicate complex issues to the public.

To apply please submit a cover letter, CV, and three sole-authored publications to [email protected].

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