Eichner Research Fellowship in Workforce Housing Policy

Eichner Research Fellowship in Workforce Housing Policy

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Job Overview

The University of Cincinnati College of Law invites applications for the Eichner Research Fellowship in Workforce Housing Policy, a three-year position to begin in January of 2023. The fellowship is designed for legal and policy practitioners with a strong interest in housing, real estate, or land use. The primary aim of the fellowship is to develop actionable recommendations for solving the workforce housing shortage in the Cincinnati region, with an eye to creating a policy model that can be adapted for use in peer cities around the United States.

The Eichner Fellow will have opportunities to collaborate with faculty and participate in workshops and symposia from across the University, including the College of Law, the School of Planning, the College of Arts & Sciences, and the Lindner College of Business. The fellow’s work will benefit from Cincinnati Law’s existing connections to city and regional governments and private developers to ensure their voices as stakeholders are included at appropriate points in the research process. The Fellow will also benefit from UC Law’s significant experience in community-action research, which will ensure that the voices of those most affected by workforce housing policy inform the research design and are represented to public partners.

Essential Functions

  • Develop an innovative workforce housing policy model suited to the conditions of Greater Cincinnati and adaptable to promote the creation of housing that meets the needs of low- and moderate-wage workers in peer cities across the Midwest and the United States.
  • Design and implement research into housing market dynamics, policy and regulatory barriers to workforce housing, and needs and concerns of community groups, labor, developers, and local officials.
  • Convene and facilitate stakeholder meetings.
  • Draft reports and a final publication with findings and recommendations.
  • Organize a colloquium with local and regional partners to present findings and recommendations. 
  • At option of the Fellow, develop and teach one or more courses on workforce housing policy and/or related topics at the College of Law.
  • Keep informed of developments in field to maintain and enhance professional expertise.
  • Engage in appropriate training and professional development opportunities.
  • Play an active role in seeking career and research advice, both from the faculty supervisor and from other faculty members as well.
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.

Required Education

  • Completed graduate degree (e.g. JD, MPP, MRP, MCP, and/or PhD) in law, planning, real estate, public policy, social science, or other field related to housing policy.
  • Superior academic achievement; excellent writing skills; initiative; and a demonstrated interest in and commitment to housing policy.

Additional Qualifications Considered

  • Experience with or coursework in real estate, housing policy, or land use law.
  • Prior experience in community-based research and/or policy research.

Application Information

Please apply via the UC hiring site at this link: https://jobs.uc.edu/job/Cincinnati-Post-Doc-Fellow%2CCollege-of-Law%2C-Eichner-Research-Fellowship-in-Workforce-Housing-Policy-OH-45201/923150800/

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, graduate school transcript, and the names and contact information of three references.

Review of applications will begin on October 3, 2022; applications will be given consideration until the position is filled. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

For application questions, please contact [email protected]

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Sitting - Continuously

Compensation and Benefits


UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range from $64,000-$72,000 dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.

The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.

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