Postdoctoral Associate

  • University of Florida
  • United States
  • Aug 6, 2022

Job Description:

Classification Title:

Postdoc Aso

Job Description:

The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is committed to creating an environment of inclusive excellence that affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions, including ability, class, ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression. Inclusive excellence is the active process of including and respecting everyone as we strive for excellence and equitable outcomes in all we do at the University of Florida. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. We strongly encourage historically underrepresented groups to apply.

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The Natural Resource Economics Program at the University of Florida, Southwest Florida Research and Education Center, Immokalee, FL is seeking a highly motivated, dedicated postdoctoral research associate to conduct innovative research in the areas of practice adoption, conservation policy design, and risk management. The focus of this position is on conducting problem-oriented and policy relevant research developing econometric models to understand the economic and behavioral incentives for best management practice and technology adoption and their environmental implications.

The position is a full-time for 1 year with the potential for renewal based on satisfactory performance and funding. The position is available immediately. Inquiries about the position can be directed to Dr. Tara Wade by email ([email protected]) or phone (239-658-3444).

Expected Salary:

Commensurate with Education and Experience

Minimum Requirements:

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in agricultural economics, environmental and resource economics, energy economics, operations research or related field and an outstanding ability to perform thoughtful, critical quantitative analysis. Applicants must have or be able to obtain a Florida driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in computational methods linking economic models with biophysical and hydrological models, econometric methods, survey design, spatial analysis, excellent communication skills and an interest in working with interdisciplinary researchers is preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

  • Individuals wishing to apply should go online to and submit:
    • Cover letter that states applicant’s interest in the position and qualifications relative to the credentials listed above
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Contact information (including email addresses) for 3 individuals willing to write letters of recommendation
    • Unofficial transcripts

Selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).

Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. The University of Florida is a public institution and subject to all requirements under Florida Sunshine and Public Record laws.

The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. The University and greater Gainesville community enjoy a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activities, and social opportunities.

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