Postdoctoral Research Associate; International Economics
Advertiser: Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Connecticut
Field(s) of specialization: Environmental; Ag. Econ. - International Trade - Any field - Statistics
Position type(s): Postdoctoral Scholar
Location of job: 1376 Storrs Road, Storrs, CT, 06269-4021, United States
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: 2021-09-01
Job duration: 2 years
Letters of reference required: 3
Current search status: Position filled
Posting end date: 28 Mar 2021
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Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Connecticut

Postdoctoral Research Associate in International Economics

The Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Connecticut seeks to appoint a promising early career researcher in international economics. The two-year postdoctoral research associate position is funded by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (award 2020-67024-30964) and has an anticipated start date of September 1, 2021. This is a full-time, non-tenure track position.

Primary criteria are the quality of the applicant’s research and interest/experience in international economics. The position provides an outstanding opportunity for independent research and opportunities for collaboration. The postdoctoral research associate is expected to participate actively in the University’s intellectual activities and may participate in the teaching program.

Minimum Qualification: Successful applicants must have received a doctoral degree in economics or related fields, preferably within the last two years (or expected by August 2021). They should have excellent oral and written communication skills, and excellent training in international economics and data science. Equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable.

Preferred Qualifications: Include a record of extramural funding and publications; training and analytical experience in international economics including demonstrated ability to analyze detailed firm-level data using advanced statistical methods; and the ability to conduct productivity analysis using stochastic frontier methods. The successful candidate has the ability to work independently and in a collegial manner with colleagues and clientele from diverse disciplines and experience.

Starting Date: September 1, 2020 or as negotiated.

The Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics is among the top 20 nationally. It has 13 faculty members, 120 undergraduates and 70 graduate students. It offers B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. For more information, please visit We are located on the main (Storrs) campus of the University, within driving distance of Boston and New York City. The successful candidate's primary academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus.

In order to apply for the position, please provide the following documents through EconJobMarket:

• Cover letter

• Curriculum vitae

• Statement of research

• One (or at the most two) research papers / job market paper

• Three confidential letters of reference

For inquiries, please contact Dr. Sandro Steinbach, email: Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. ensure full consideration for interviews applications should be received no later than January 15, 2021. The application review will begin on January 15, 2021, and interviews take place virtually by the End of January 2021. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

All employees must comply with the State of Connecticut Code of Ethics, which can be found at

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

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