UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT
Postdoctoral Fellow in Food Policy
The Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity
& The Zwick Center for Food and Resource 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 postdoctoral fellow position beginning August 23, 2016 or as negotiated. 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. This is a full time, annually renewable position.
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.
Ph.D. in economics (including agricultural economics or applied economics),
psychology, public health, statistics, or a related discipline;
Research experience in the fields of food marketing, consumer choices, federal food
programs, and/or food and nutrition policy;
Strong analytical and statistical skills, including multivariate analyses and/or
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Candidates whose research interests intersect with those of supervising faculty;
Expertise using statistical software, such as STATA, MATLAB, and/or SAS;
Competency managing and analyzing large databases with complex design structures
(experience with supermarket scanner data particularly valuable);
Ability to work independently;
Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills;
Experience presenting research to a range of audiences.
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 apply online through Husky Hire at http://www.jobs.uconn.edu/, search
#2016655. 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 sin 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
AREsearch@uconn.edu, enter 2016655 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.
The University of Connecticut is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will be
considered without regard to race, sex, religion, or national origin.
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.