Postdoctoral Scholar Location:
W A Franke College of Business Regular/Temporary:
Regular Full/Part Time:
Full-Time Job ID:
NAU is a community devoted to student success and sustained by an unshakable commitment to our shared mission, vision, and values. We—faculty, staff, and administrators—thrive by combining our efforts and working side by side to further NAU’s culture of excellence.
Please include a one-page cover letter outlining interest in the position, curriculum vitae, writing sample and names and contact information of three references with the standard application.
NAU will not provide any U.S. immigration support or sponsorship for this position.
The W.A. Franke College of Business at Northern Arizona University seeks applications for a 12- month, full time Post-doctoral scholar in Economics. The Post-doctoral Scholar will be responsible for assisting with experimental design and implementation of a choice experiment for a USDA NIFA funded project valuing springs ecosystem services in the Coconino and Kaibab National Forests. In addition, the Post-doctoral scholar will provide support for recruiting and workshop design for an NSF funded capacity building workshop advancing fundamental knowledge of social, behavioral and economic responses to pandemics in minority communities.
Other duties include teaching undergraduate economics courses and engaging with Economics faculty on additional research projects per the candidate’s interests. An earned PhD in Economics or related field, exceptional quantitative skills and ability to function as a productive member of a research team are required.
Appointment is for one year, with the potential for renewal subject to available funds. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
- An earned PhD in Economics or related field
- Demonstrated experience in quantitative analysis of survey data
- Demonstrated experience publishing peer-reviewed research
- Ability to teach undergraduate economics courses
- Experience or interest in engaging with external stakeholders
- Experience or strong interest in collaborative interdisciplinary research
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Knowledge of the use of laboratory/field instruments and tools.Knowledge of the principles and techniques of the subject disciplines.
- Organizational and project management skills.
- Leadership, coordination, and/or supervision skills.
- Data collection, processing and analysis.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
- Highly motivated to perform research in a collaborative environment.Establishes and maintains effective working relationships.Communicates effectively.Possesses strong problem solving, organizational, and analytical capabilities.Promotes a diverse, inclusive environment.
Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check.
Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States.
Finally, each year Northern Arizona University releases an Annual Security Report. The report is a result of a federal law known as the Clery Act. The report includes Clery reportable crime statistics for the three most recent completed calendar years and discloses procedures, practices and programs NAU uses to keep students and employees safe including how to report crimes or other emergencies occurring on campus. In addition, the Fire Safety Report is combined with the Annual Security Report for the NAU Flagstaff Mountain Campus and NAU-Fort Defiance as these campuses have on-campus student housing. This report discloses fire safety policies and procedures related to on-campus student housing and statistics for fires that occurred in those facilities.
If you would like a free paper copy of the report, please contact the NAUPD Records Department at (928) 523-8884 or by visiting the department at 525 E. Pine Knoll Drive in Flagstaff.
The budgeted salary amount is $54,779 - $68,474.
Commensurate with experience.
**The starting salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected applicant balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information.
This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked.
Post-Doctoral Scholars are hired on a contract basis, renewable each fiscal year for a maximum of 4 renewals (5 years) according to terms of the Arizona Board of Regents' Conditions of Post-Doctoral Service.
NAU offers an excellent benefit package to Post-Doctoral Scholars including generous health, dental and vision insurance; 10 days of vacation and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified family members. New employees are eligible for benefits on the first day of the pay period following their enrollment, after their employment date. Employees will have 31 days from their start date to enroll in benefits. Participation in NAU retirement plans is not available to Post-Doctoral Scholars. More information on benefits at NAU is available at the NAU HR benefits page.
Learning and Development
Your career at Northern Arizona University includes the opportunity for professional development. New employee on-boarding training includes courses to be completed within the first 30 days. If your position includes the supervision of a benefit-eligible employee, we offer the NAU Supervisors Academy for you to complete within your first 2 years.
August 19, 2021 at 11:59pm.
How to Apply
To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button on this page. You must submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button by midnight of the application deadline. If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the Human Resources website or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.
If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.
EEO is the Law Poster and Supplements
NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.