JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

February 1, 2020 - July 31, 2020

University of Connecticut

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College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources
Agricultural and Resource Economics
Postdoctoral Research Associate

JOE ID Number: 2020-01_111464758
Date Posted: 02/18/2020
Date Inactive: 07/31/2020
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate
Section: Other Nonacademic (Temporary, Part-Time, Non-Salaried, Consulting, Etc.)
Location: Storrs, Connecticut, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
Q2 -- Renewable Resources and Conservation
Q -- Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics
C -- Mathematical and Quantitative Methods
D -- Microeconomics
Renewable Resources and Conservation
Mathematical Methods
Programming Models: Mathematical and Simulation Modeling

Full Text of JOE Listing:

Postdoctoral Research Associate to Conduct Economic Research on the Implications of Changes in Mountain Snow-Pack on Water Allocation

Applied Micro Theory; Water Allocation; Agriculture

The University of Connecticut’s Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral research associate, funded through USDA NIFA as part of the project, “Evaluating Alternative Water Institution Performance in Snow-Dominated Basin: Are Food Productions Systems at Risk from Changing Snow Water Availability.” Information about the project is at:

Primary responsibilities involve collaboration with several economists at multiple institutions, and researchers from various disciplines to evaluate how changes in mountain snowpack affect the performance of alternative water allocation institutions and policies, decision-making, and the distribution of economic costs and benefits. This position focuses on one of three economic components: stochastic dynamic optimization to assess alternative water allocation mechanisms. The position requires coordination with researchers on the other two economic models. Candidates must demonstrate expertise in collaborative research, ability to publish, and communication skills.

Required Qualifications: Experience with stochastic dynamic optimization; PhD in Applied and Agricultural Economics, Economics, or closely related field

Desired Qualifications: Knowledge of western water rights; Experience with hydrological models

Start Date: June 1, 2020 or as negotiated

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

To apply, upload the following to (1) cover letter;(2)CV;(3) writing sample,(4)graduate transcripts (unofficial versions acceptable),(5)commitment to diversity statement, and (6) follow the instructions in to direct three reference writers to submit letters on your behalf. For questions, contact Karen Nye at

Assessment of candidates begins on March 1, 2020, and continues until the position is filled. Applications are accepted through May 1, 2020.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities.

UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link
  • Letters of Reference Instructions Below
Application deadline: 05/01/2020
Reference Instructions:
Please follow the instructions through the Econ Job Market website for submitting letter of references.