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Post Doctoral Fellow - Climate Smart

Clemson University
138 McAdams Hall, Clemson, SC

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Post Doctoral Fellow - Climate Smart

138 McAdams Hall, Clemson, SC
Open Date:
May 6, 2024

Drs. Silva, Vassalos, Thayer, and Smith at Clemson University are seeking applications for a post-doctoral fellow in agriculture and applied economics with experience in designing, conducting and analyzing surveys and discrete choice experiments. The ideal candidate would have a strong background in econometrics and applied consumer theory to agricultural products.

The successful candidate will work closely with a multidisciplinary team of researchers on the economics of climate smart practices for agricultural commodities and analysis of consumer acceptance and willingness to pay for commodities produced with such practices.

Experience working directly with stakeholders (e.g. producers, local business, restaurants, etc.) groups is a plus. Also, experience with consumer or overall market analysis of leafy greens, peanuts and beef is a plus.

Anticipated start date is Fall 2024 (August 15th, 2024). The appointment will be for one year with options for yearly renewal for up to three years based on performance.


Minimum Requirements:• A PhD degree in agricultural economics, economics, or closely related field, and• Experience designing, conducting, and analyzing surveys and discrete choice experiments.

Application Instructions:

Candidates should submit the following to Interfolio ( by June 5th, 2024:1. Cover Letter2. Curriculum Vitae3. 1 Sample Paper4. Unofficial Transcripts5. List of contact information (names, email addresses, and phone numbers) for 3 professional references. Letters of recommendation will be requested for top candidates.The full consideration date is June 5th, 2024. Review of applications will begin on June 6th ,2024. The position will remain open until filled.Contact:For more information, please contact: Drs. Felipe Silva ( or Anastasia Thayer (

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information.


Working at Clemson University

Clemson is a dynamic research university located in Upstate South Carolina at the center of the booming I-85 corridor between Charlotte, N.C., and Atlanta, Ga. One of the nation’s most selective public research universities according to U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review, Clemson University is the school of choice among top students in South Carolina and is increasingly competitive for the best students in the region and the nation. More than 17,100 students select from 70 undergraduate and 100 graduate degree programs through five academic colleges: Agriculture, Forestry and Life SciencesArchitecture, Arts and HumanitiesBusiness and Behavioral ScienceEngineering and Science; and Health, Education and Human Development.

Clemson’s transformation into a leading research institution — currently attracting in excess of $140 million in externally funded research and sponsored program awards per year — is based upon an academic plan that identifies eight emphasis areas in which the University has opportunities to increase education and research, to align with South Carolina’s economic development needs and to draw upon faculty strengths. Emphasis areas include automotive and transportation technology, advanced materials, biotechnology and biomedical sciences, leadership and entrepreneurship, sustainable environment, information and communication technology, family and community living, and general education.

Major economic development initiatives that have emerged from the academic plan include the Clemson International Center for Automotive Research — a 250-acre campus in Greenville, which has generated more than $225 million in public and private commitments in just four years; an advanced materials initiative at the Clemson Research Park, which includes a new LEED Silver-certified facility; and the South Carolina Health Sciences Collaborative — an initiative of the state’s three research universities and major health-care systems.

As the state’s land-grant university, Clemson reaches out to citizens, communities and businesses all over South Carolina. The Public Service Activities division includes the county-based Cooperative Extension Service, five off-campus research and education centers through the Clemson University Experiment Station and critical regulatory responsibilities for plant and animal health.

The University boasts a 1,400-acre campus on the shores of Lake Hartwell within view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Surrounding the campus are 18,000 acres of University farms and woodlands devoted to research. A warm campus environment, great weather and recreational activities offered by proximity to both the natural surroundings and large cities are part of the Clemson Experience.


Points of interest at Clemson include the following:

The Clemson Conference Center and Inn is a state-of-the-art facility for symposia, meetings, seminars and special events. The complex includes the Madren Continuing Education and Conference Center, the Walker Golf Course and the Martin Inn.

The South Carolina Botanical Garden, a 295-acre public garden, features several thousand varieties of ornamental plants and a unique collection of nature-based sculptures.

The Robert Howell Brooks Center for the Performing Arts brings an exciting array of concert, theater, dance, comedy and other live performances to the community.

The Robert Campbell Geology Museum at the Botanical Garden displays meteorites, minerals, dinosaur fossils and the largest faceted-stone collection in the Southeast.

The T. Ed Garrison Livestock Arena is a showplace for livestock activities in the state and has hosted horse and livestock shows, rodeos, sales, 4-H activities, educational programs, and industrial and agricultural exhibitions.

Fort Hill, the home of John C. Calhoun and later of his son-in-law, University founder Thomas Green Clemson, is a registered National Historic Landmark located in the center of campus.

The Class of 1944 Visitors Center is the front door to Clemson — a friendly place to get tours, information, assistance and an introduction to this beautiful, historic university and community.

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