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August 1, 2017 - January 31, 2018

University of California, Berkeley

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College of Natural Resources
Agricultural and Resource Economics
Cooperative Extension Specialist in Quantitative Policy Analysis

JOE ID Number: 2017-02_111458939
Date Posted: 10/16/2017
Date Inactive: 01/31/2018
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Cooperative Extension Specialist in Quantitative Policy Analysis
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Berkeley, California, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: Q -- Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics
California Policy Analysis
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of California, Berkeley, invites applications for a full-time Specialist in Cooperative Extension (CE) in the area of Quantitative Policy Analysis expected to begin July 1, 2018.

We seek candidates who would develop a research and extension program in economic policy analysis at the regional level and statewide within the broadly defined areas of agricultural economics, natural resources, land use, regional development and environmental sustainability.

Extension: The research output of this specialist would provide a resource for county advisors and local government officials addressing stakeholders’ questions regarding the local impacts of proposed and implemented policies, including policies regarding land use changes.

Research: The specialist would be expected to develop and implement economic models of California’s agricultural and natural resource sectors for the purpose of conducting economic evaluation of public policies and other changes.

Qualifications: Applicants must have completed all degree requirements for the Ph.D. or equivalent degree with the exception of dissertation at the time of application. The successful candidate will have a doctoral degree (or relevant terminal degree) in applied economics, agricultural and resource economics, or public policy, by the appointment start date. The candidate should be able to work productively with diverse communities and stakeholders, and to build cross-disciplinary teams. Salary is commensurate with experience.

The Specialist will be expected to develop a nationally competitive research program and to obtain extramural grant funds. Meaningful engagement in University of California’s Agriculture and Natural Resource’s Strategic Initiatives and Program Teams is also essential for a successful program, see ( and

Application: To apply, please go to: and submit a curriculum vitae, Job Market Paper or Research Paper, a letter of intent containing a statement of research and extension interests and/or experience, and three letters of recommendation (requested directly through our online application system). Applicants may also submit a Statement of Contributions to Diversity (statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service). All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality:

The closing date for this search is December 1, 2017. Position will remain open until filled.

Applicants may contact Diana Lazo at with any questions regarding this recruitment and

We encourage applications from individuals who will contribute to diversity in higher education. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

Application Requirements:
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  • Letters of Reference Instructions Below
Application deadline: 12/01/2017
Reference Instructions:
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