The American Economic Association Summer Program (AEASP), housed in the Department of Economics at Michigan State University, is seeking applicants for their Fellows Program for the period May 28 – July 26. Fellows will work closely with leading faculty of the AEASP for an eight-week period in June and July and are assigned to assist in one of four courses (microeconomics, econometrics, mathematical methods, or research methods). Fellows assist in course design and implementation, conduct recitation sessions, lead study groups, mentor students, and help the Professor who is teaching the course with other course-related activities. Research methods courses span two months, and Fellows work with leading researchers in executing the research courses and actively guide and mentor small groups of students who are working on research projects for the two-month period of their courses.
Research Fellows will be working alongside prominent faculty and researchers in economics during the Summer Program. Fellows receive full room and board, reimbursement for travel to and from East Lansing, MI, access to MSU facilities, and a gross (before taxes) salary amount of $4,000 for both June and July, which will be deposited to your bank account on the last working day of each of those months. In addition, a payment for the period May 28-31, 2020 also will be paid in the June check. Fellows are employees of Michigan State University and are required to participate in all AEASP program activities, such as the AEASP Seminar Series, the Fellows’ brown bag series, and excursions to Detroit, Chicago, Western Michigan, and a 4th of July picnic.
Ideal candidates are talented and dedicated PhD students in economics or a related field, who understand the importance of a broad representation of backgrounds and viewpoints in the profession, and want to contribute to the goals of the program. Applicants should provide a CV (including academic background and teaching experience), two names of possible references (including contact information), and a cover letter indicating their subjects/fields of interest and their experience with statistical software and programs, such as Stata and R, and scientific word processing programs, such as LaTeX.
Any applicants who are not U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents, and who have F-1 visa status must obtain CPT permission by no later than April 1 from his/her current University/College to be hired. If an applicant has J-1 visa status, permission MUST be obtained from his/her J-1 sponsor by no later than April 1.
This is a residential program and as MSU employees, Fellows need to be on site at MSU to work with students and faculty for the duration of his/her appointment. All Students who are selected to become Fellows must provide a letter/email of support from his/her principal advisor or the director of his/her graduate program. If offered a position, the successful applicant should request that his/her advisor or director of graduate studies send the letter by email to the Director of the AEA Summer Program, Dr. Lisa D. Cook, at firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy to email@example.com.
More information about the AEA Summer Program at MSU is available at www.econ.msu.edu\aeasp. All application materials need to be received by DECEMBER 15th. However, applications are evaluated and offers are extended on a rolling basis.
Ideal candidates are talented and dedicated PhD students in economics or a related field, who understand the importance of a broad representation of backgrounds and viewpoints in the profession, and want to contribute to the goals of the program.
A bachelor's degree is required.
Experience with statistical software and programs, such as Stata and R, and scientific word processing programs, such as LaTeX.
Required Application Materials
Applicants should provide a CV (including academic background and teaching experience),
Two names of possible references (including contact information),
A cover letter indicating their subjects/fields of interest and their experience with statistical software and programs, such as Stata and R, and scientific word processing programs, such as LaTeX.
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