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University Postdoctoral Fellow in Agribusiness

Job Posting Title: University Postdoctoral Fellow in Agribusiness
 
The Zwick Center for Food & Resource Policy and the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics invite applications for a University Postdoctoral Fellow 1 position in Agribusiness. The successful candidate will be 40% applied research, 40% extension and 20% teaching responsibilities.  Responsibilities include developing and implementing a strong applied research and extension program in agribusiness management, economic development, marketing, finance, and/or food economics; collaborating with campus-based faculty and county-based extension faculty and staff, and stakeholders; seeking extramural funds; teaching one course per year; and advising and mentoring graduate students.
 
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 http://www.are.uconn.edu. The Zwick Center for Food & Resource Policy (www.zwickcenter.uconn.edu) conducts research and outreach on agribusiness, food and health; environmental and resource economics, and economic development. We are located on the main (Storrs) campus of the University, within driving distance of Boston and New York City.   
 
Minimum Qualifications
 
A Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics or closely related field, excellent oral and written communication skills, and excellent training in microeconomics and quantitative methods. Equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable.
 
Preferred Qualifications:
A record of extramural funding and publications; demonstrated an interest in extension and/or outreach programs; knowledge of economic impacts of current and emerging agriculturally-related sectors and food systems, new enterprises, specialty crops, value-added and green industries; ability to work independently and in a collegial manner with colleagues and clientele from diverse disciplines and experience. 
 
Appointment Term
 
Anticipated start date is as early as August 23, 2016 or later on as negotiated. This is a full-time, non-tenure track position, annually renewable based on funding availability and performance. The successful candidate's primary academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus with the possibility of assignment at one of UConn’s regional campuses.  
 
To Apply: 
 
Please submit (1) your curriculum vita, (2) graduate transcripts (not necessarily official copies), (3) publication samples and/or dissertation abstract, (4) three letters of references, (5) a letter of interest that includes your vision and programmatic objectives for this position and (6) commitment to diversity statement (including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles).
 
To ensure full consideration for interviews at the AAEA meeting in Boston, applications should be received no later than July 19, 2016. The application review process will begin July 19, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.  Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2016654)
 
Direct inquiries to AREsearch@uconn.edu, enter 2016654 in the subject line or call 860-486-2836. 
All employees must comply with the State of Connecticut Code of Ethics, which can be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

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.
 
 
 
 
 

University Postdoctoral Fellow in Food Policy

 
Job Posting Title: University Postdoctoral Fellow in Food Policy
 
The Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity and the Zwick Center for Food & Resource Policy at the University of Connecticut invite applications for a University Postdoctoral Fellow 1 position. Candidates will be expected to contribute to the research mission of the centers in at least one of the following areas: food marketing, food insecurity, consumer food and beverage choices, nutrition, and health disparities. 
 
The postdoctoral fellow will work under the supervision of Professor Marlene Schwartz, Director of the Rudd Center, and Professor Rigoberto Lopez, Director of the Zwick Center. Responsibilities will include collection of quantitative and qualitative data; analysis of secondary data; and preparation of literature reviews, grants, and scientific papers.
 
Minimum Qualifications
 
  1. Ph.D. in economics (including agricultural economics or applied economics), public health, public policy ,statistics, or a related discipline;
  2. Research experience in the fields of food marketing, consumer choices, federal food assistance programs, and/or food policy;
  3. Strong analytical and data management skills, including multivariate analyses and/or econometrics;
  4. Strong oral and written communication skills.
 
 Preferred Qualifications
 
  1. Candidates whose research interests and experience intersect with those of supervising faculty;
  2. Expertise using statistical software, such as STATA, MATLAB, and/or SAS (Stata is strongly preferred);
  3. Demonstrated competency managing and analyzing large databases with complex design structures (experience with scanner data is particularly valuable);
  4. Ability to work independently;
  5. Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills;
  6. Experience presenting research to a range of audiences.
 
Appointment Term
 
This is a full time, annually renewable position.  Anticipated start date is August 23, 2016 or as negotiated.
 
For more information regarding the Rudd Center, please visit www.uconnruddcenter.org.
For more information on the Zwick Center, please visit www.zwickcenter.uconn.edu
 
To Apply
 
Please submit (1) your curriculum vita, (2) graduate transcripts (not necessarily official copies), (3) publication samples and/or dissertation abstract, (4) three letters of references, (5) a letter of interest that includes your vision and programmatic objectives for this position and (6) commitment to diversity statement (including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles).
 
To ensure full consideration for interviews at the AAEA meetings in Boston, applications should be received no later than July 19, 2016. The application review process will begin July 19, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.
 
Direct inquiries to AREsearch@uconn.edu, enter 2016655 in the subject line or call 860-486-2836. 
All employees must comply with the State of Connecticut Code of Ethics, which can be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

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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University of Connecticut
1376 Storrs Road, Unit 4021
W.B. Young Building
Storrs, Connecticut 06269-4021

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