Seeking Postdoctoral Scholars

The Center for Human Flourishing at the University of Chicago is seeking postdoctoral scholars working on aspects of human development from conception through adulthood, including research on the effectiveness of interventions at all ages.  Scholars with different perspectives are encouraged to apply, including those developing rigorous formal models of the life cycles of individuals and families, making extensive and creative empirical explorations of the life cycle, and conducting ethnographic studies of human development. The study of learning, the creation of capabilities, the formation and expression of identity, and studies of the role of mentors, teachers, peers, parents, and genes in shaping human development are also welcomed.

Unique longitudinal data sets are available, as are data on long-term experimental evaluations on human development. Fellows will have access to high quality graduate and undergraduate research assistants and first-class senior colleagues and mentors.

The position offers salary commensurate with skills and training as well as health insurance, and opportunities for travel to present and/or collaborate. Terms and start dates are negotiable.

Please send two letters of reference, curriculum vitae, transcripts, and research papers (if available) to

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.