Research Fellow

University of Chicago

University of Chicago

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Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Friday, September 22, 2023


Booth Kent A. Clark Center for Global Markets

About the Department

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business is the second-oldest business school in the U.S. and second to none when it comes to influencing business education and business practices. Since 1898, the school has produced ideas and leaders that shape the world of business. Their rigorous, discipline-based approach to business education transforms students into confident, effective, respected business leaders prepared to face the toughest challenges.

Chicago Booth has the finest set of facilities of any business school in the world. Each of the four campuses (two in Chicago, one in London, and one in Hong Kong) reflects the architectural traditions of its environs while offering a state-of-the-art learning environment.

Chicago Booth is proud to claim:
-an unmatched faculty.
-degree and open enrollment programs offered on three continents.
-a global body of nearly 56,000 accomplished alumni.
-strong and growing corporate relationships that provide a wealth of lifelong career opportunities.

As part of the world-renowned University of Chicago, Chicago Booth shares the University's core values that shape the distinctive intellectual culture. At Booth, they constantly question and test ideas, and seek proof. This extraordinarily effective approach to business leads to new ideas and innovative solutions. Seven of the Booth faculty members have won Nobel Prizes for these ideas - the first business school to achieve this accomplishment.

For more information about the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, please visit: http://www.chicagobooth.edu/.

Job Summary

The Clark Center for Global Markets is seeking a highly accomplished, early career researcher interested in the area of market design as a Clark Center Research Fellow. The position begins during the summer of 2024 and is expected to last one or two years. A Clark Center Fellow is expected to conduct original research of exceptionally high quality and to participate in and contribute to the academic environment at Chicago Booth. This position will solely focus on research and will not have any teaching requirements associated with it.


  • As an integral part of the economics and/or finance group at Chicago Booth, the Clark Center Research Fellow is free from teaching requirements, and is expected to pursue independent research in the field of market design, broadly defined.
  • The specific area of study will reflect the research interests of the candidate.
  • Organizes academic conferences, hosts acclaimed scholars, and engages with the rich intellectual life of Chicago Booth.
  • Disseminates work and interacts with the research community through workshops, academic seminars, and conference talks.
  • Engages in the intellectual environment of Chicago Booth through workshops, presentations, seminars, and collaboration with faculty and other researchers.
  • Uses subject matter and best practices knowledge to perform lab and/or research-related duties and tasks. Works independently to assist with project design.
  • Guides data collection, evaluation and analysis. Designs and manages databases. Writes reports, articles and manuscripts.
  • Performs other related work as needed.

Minimum Qualifications


Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.

Work Experience:

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 5-7 years of work experience in a related job discipline.



Preferred Qualifications


  • Doctoral degree in economics, finance, or a related field by start date, July 1st, 2024.


  • Prior experience preparing and presenting work at workshops or meetings.

Preferred Competencies

  • Demonstrated record of research achievement.
  • Work independently and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Advanced knowledge in relevant field of research.
  • Advanced knowledge of research techniques and/or methods.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Working Conditions

  • This position is expected to work a hybrid schedule.

Application Documents

  • Resume/CV (required)
  • Cover Letter (required)
  • Two Letters of Recommendation (required)
  • Representative Scholarly Works (required)

When applying, the document(s) MUST be uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.

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