Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Post-Doctoral Research FellowPosition Number:
Non-Union Non-Classified StaffPay Grade Level:
N/APay Grade Range:
Calendar Year, Full-time, LimitedDepartment:
CELS Academic Unit 2Contact(s):
Please note: Job applications must be submitted directly online only at: (https://jobs.uri.edu)Campus Location:
YesExtension Contingency Notes:
Position is full-time calendar year, limited to 07-31-2022, with anticipated renewal.Job Description Summary:
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 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.
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.Duties and Responsibilities:
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Work closely with Principal Investigators to conduct proposed research to fulfill grant objectives.
Design, program, and conduct surveys.
Lead teams of graduate and undergraduate students in conducting surveys.
Manage and analyze data.
Write manuscripts for publication.Required Qualifications:
1. PhD in Economics, Political Science, Public Policy, or related field at time of appointment.
2. Demonstrated research experience in behavioral economics, American politics, or non-market valuation.
3. Demonstrated research experience as part of a research team.
4. Demonstrated data management and quantitative analysis skills.
5. Demonstrated strong written communication skills.
6. Demonstrated strong oral communication skills.
7. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups/populations.Preferred Qualifications:
1. Experience working on interdisciplinary projects.
2. Experience in designing, programming, conducting, or analyzing surveys.
3. Must be creative, able to think critically, and hard-working.
ALL REQUIREMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO POSSIBLE MODIFICATION TO REASONABLY ACCOMMODATE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES.Posting Date:
03/18/2021Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please attach the following 5 (PDF) documents to your online Employment Application:
(#1) Cover letter that highlights how you meet the qualifications.
(#3) “Other Document” – Representative research paper.
(#4) A research statement (maximum of two pages as one complete doc).
(#5) “Other” – the names and contact information of three professional references (pdf doc).Quicklink for Posting: