Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Job description

Position is full-time calendar year, limited to 07-31-2022, with anticipated renewal.

The start date is negotiable but is expected to be August 2021.

The University of Rhode Island invites applications for a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in land use policy. Funded by a grant from the USDA, we seek a scholar to collaborate on research at the intersection of behavioral economics, democratic institutions, and land use policy. The project consists of designing, conducting, and analyzing a series of public opinion surveys of American voters and elected officials. The project builds on a long term project of the Principal Investigators (PIs) studying public opinion about land use decisions. There are no formal teaching responsibilities for this position but will include working with and managing undergraduate students for data collection. The selected candidate will work under the joint supervision of PIs in the Department of Environmental and Natural Resource Economics and the Department of Political Science. Scholars with a Ph.D. in economics, political science, public policy, or closely related disciplines will be considered.

The Visit the URI jobs website at to apply and view complete details for posting (SF01022). 

Please attach the following 5 (PDF) documents to your online Employment Application: 
(#1) Cover letter that highlights how you meet the qualifications, (#2) Curriculum Vitae, (#3) “Other Document” – Representative research paper, (#4) A research statement (maximum of two pages as one complete doc), and (#5) “Other” – the names and contact information of three professional references (pdf doc).

APPLICATION DEADLINE: The search will remain open until the position has been filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by April 8, 2021. Second consideration may be given to applications received by May 6, 2021. Applications received subsequent to second consideration date (May 6, 2021) may not be given full consideration.


The University of Rhode Island is an AA/EEOD employer.  Women, persons of color, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other protected groups are encouraged to apply.




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Job No: SF01022
Posted: 3/18/2021
Application Due: 5/17/2021
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