The USC Lusk Center for Real Estate and the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy (USC Price) invites nominations and applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar - Research Associate.Â Qualifications include a Ph.D. in Economics, Statistics, Finance, or other quantitative social science discipline; experience working with large data sets (e.g., American Community Survey, Panel Study of Income Dynamics, American Housing Survey); strong econometrics skills; strong oral and written communications skills; the ability to work as part of a team and to meet deadlines. Interests in housing, real estate, and the impact of demographic change on housing markets are valued, but not absolutely necessary.
The successful Postdoctoral Scholar will work closely with Richard Green, Director of the Lusk Center in Real Estate and Jorge De la Roca, Director of Research of the Lusk Center, and will be responsible for coordinating the Lusk Center seminar series and conducting research consistent with the mission of the Lusk Center.
About USC Price:
The mission of the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy is to educate leaders and produce knowledge that improves problem solving on the most critical issues facing society. Our ultimate goal is to contribute to the betterment of communities here and abroad. To that end, USC Price provides interdisciplinary solutions for the challenging and complex issues of governance, public policy, planning, management, and development. In addition, the school offers industry-oriented programs with a significant public-private interface in health policy and management and real estate development. USC Price offers professional masterâs degrees, executive master's degrees, doctoral programs, and an undergraduate degree.
USC is one of the nationâs premiere research universities, and USC Price is a major contributor to the university's reputation. USC Price supports an array of thematic research centers with $30 million in active sponsored research, ranking third overall in funded research at USC on a per faculty basis. Much of the schoolâs research is conducted through its centers, institutes, and research groups. Among them are the Judith and John Bedrosian Center on Governance and the Public Enterprise, the Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy, the Lusk Center for Real Estate, the Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics, the Tomas Rivera Policy Institute, the Sol Price Center for Social Innovation, the Metropolitan Transportation Center (METRANS), and the National Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE), the country's first HomelandÂ Security Center of Â Excellence.
This will be an annual contract, with the possibility of renewal for a second year. The university also offers excellent postdoctoral benefits which include: health, dental, vision and life insurance; tuition assistance;Â disabilityÂ and retirement plans; credit union membership; and participationÂ in culturalÂ and social events, as wellÂ as access to athleticÂ and recreationalÂ facilities.
The annual base salary range for this position is $64,480 - $65,883. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidateâs work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.
The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations.
As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.