Research Economist

The Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank based in Washington, DC, seeks a Research Economist who will work at IWPR and teach in the Program on Gender Analysis in Economics (PGAE) at American University. This year-round position for a mid- or senior-level economist provides the opportunity to direct an academically rigorous, policy-oriented research program and provide high-quality instruction in a doctoral program.  The successful candidate will ideally begin work between June and September 2018.

The Research Economist will work in IWPR’s Washington, DC, office with an experienced, multi-disciplinary team of PhD-level researchers and research associates who work on a variety of topics related to employment, education, income security, work and family, health and safety, and women and girls of color. The research economist will also teach one course per semester at the American University campus and hold office hours and attend department committee meetings there. Title at AU is to be determined.

Candidates must have the Ph.D. in economics (preferably econometrics, general micro or macro, labor, public policy, health, education, or poverty), a proven track record of successful grant acquisition, demonstrated interest in policy issues affecting women of diverse backgrounds, and experience with domestic (US) policy analysis and/or program evaluation, as well as a record of peer-reviewed, published research; teaching experience is required.

Salary will be commensurate with experience and track record; a competitive salary and benefits package will be offered.

Applicants should submit their applications as soon as possible, but no later than December 15, 2017, to be interviewed at the ASSA meetings January 5-7 in Philadelphia. Please include, in one document, a cover letter describing your interest, your CV, one writing sample, and a list of 3 references. Apply to  Position is open until filled. EEO.


IWPR is an equal opportunity employer. We consider applicants without regard for race, ethnicity, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status. IWPR’s work is supported by foundation grants, government grants and contracts, donations from individuals, and contributions from organizations. IWPR is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.