University of Connecticut seeks Postdoctoral Fellow in Agribusiness

Postdoctoral Fellow in Agribusiness
Zwick Center for Food and Resource Policy
Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics
Storrs, Connecticut
The Zwick Center for Food & Resource Policy and the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics invite applications for a postdoctoral fellow position. The successful candidate will be have 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. This is a full‐time, nontenure track position.

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: Include 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.

Starting Date: Aug. 23, 2016 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 The Zwick Center for Food & Resource Policy ( 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. 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 apply online through Husky Hire at, search #2016654. Submission must include (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. Direct inquiries to, enter 2016654 in the subject line or call 860‐486‐2836. 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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