The Center for Insurance Policy and Research (CIPR) at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) is seeking applicants for one or two postdoctoral research positions. The CIPR seeks applicants with expertise in quantitative and/or qualitative analysis of key insurance issues related to at least one of the following: heath and long-term care; natural catastrophes/climate and resiliency; artificial intelligence and big data; data privacy and cyber; race and diversity; financial solvency monitoring; and international supervision. We seek applicants with background in empirical economics, risk analysis, insurance markets, data analytics, decision-making and/or behavioral science. Applied research analyses utilizing these skills will be conducted to help inform NAIC regulatory members on key insurance issues of concern, with an emphasis on leveraging available NAIC data for the research where applicable. Clear and concise presentation of research results in various formats is also expected. Post-doctoral fellows will spend a significant amount of their time on CIPR research projects working with the CIPR Director and research team as well as related NAIC staff, while also having time to continue to pursue their own related research. Postdoctoral fellows must have received their PhD in the last two years in a related field such as economics or risk management and insurance.
Location: Kansas City, MO – USA (preferred location); potential consideration for New York City or Washington, DC offices is possible.
Tentative Start date: Summer of 2021.
Length: One (1) year with the possibility of extending based on year one (1) evaluation.
Status: Full Time/Temporary
Applicants must have a Ph.D. (expected completion by the summer of 2021 is acceptable) from an accredited institution in a related field. Incomplete applications will not be considered. We plan to undertake first-round interviews in Spring and Summer of 2021.
How to apply: Please apply online at http://careers.naic.org . We request that you provide a cover letter detailing your interest in and fit for the position, your C.V., 1 or 2 representative publications or working papers and 1 letter of recommendation.
About the NAIC and Center for Insurance Policy and Research
For 150 years, the NAIC has served insurance commissioners and their staff as a nexus for innovation and a hub of resources for insurance departments to draw upon. We are currently in year three of a three-year strategic plan for the NAIC’s future with a focus on pushing forward numerous initiatives along three main components: providing safe, solvent, and stable insurance markets; consumer protection and education; and superior member services and resources. Since 2011 the Center for Insurance Policy and Research has provided research and education to drive discussion and advance thought leadership as well as action on current and emerging insurance issues amongst insurance regulators, policymakers, industry, and academia. This has been accomplished through our events, research reports, newsletter, research library collection and knowledge distribution sources, and research published in the NAIC’s Journal of Insurance Regulation. For more information, visit https://content.naic.org/cipr_home.htm
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