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Postdoctoral Associate, Productivity and Climate

JOE ID Number: 2021-02_111467646
Date Posted: 10/04/2021
Date Inactive: 01/31/2022
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Postdoctoral Associate, Productivity and Climate
Section: US: Other Academic (Part-time or Adjunct)
Location: Ithaca, New York, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: 00 -- 00 - Default: Any Field
Applied Economics and Management
Full Text of JOE Listing:

Postdoctoral Associate, Productivity and Climate
Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
Cornell SC Johnson College of Business

The Cornell SC Johnson College of Business invites applicants for a Postdoctoral Associate with a 1-year renewable term position in our Applied Economics and Policy area, intended for placement in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management. The start date of this position will be in the Spring/Summer of 2022. The position will be based in Ithaca, NY.

Responsibilities of the position include (1) evaluate the returns of Research and Development (R&D) on Total Factor Productivity (TFP) growth in US agriculture, (2) assess the effects of future anthropogenic climate change on US agricultural TFP growth, and (3) assess the R&D investment needed to counterbalance projected climate change effects in the coming decades, and (4) contribute towards updating a pre-existing database of state-level agricultural R&D investments and TFP estimates in coordination with economists at the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Economic Research Service (ERS). The Postdoctoral Research Associate will work closely with Professors Ariel Ortiz-Bobea (Cornell Dyson) and Robert G. Chambers (University of Maryland) under a new grant funded by USDA titled “R&D and agricultural productivity in a changing climate”.

The ideal candidate will possess a PhD in economics, agricultural and resource economics or related field, with experience working with R&D and productivity data and/or climate data and R programming. A strong record of success conducting independent research and scholarly activities, including publication in peer-reviewed journals is highly desired. This position requires excellent verbal and written communications skills. Demonstrated interest in research focusing on productivity analysis and climate change is strongly preferred.

In the context of her/his responsibilities, the Postdoctoral Associate will interact with members of the OECD Network on Agricultural Productivity and the Environment (, an international group of government and academic economists working to improve the measurement of agricultural productivity by incorporating environmental factors such as environmental protection and climate. The network meets regularly at the OECD headquarters in Paris, France.

The Cornell SC Johnson College of Business (established on July 1, 2016) combines three Schools: the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management (Johnson), the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management (Dyson), and the School of Hotel Administration (Hotel School). Dyson houses a top-ranked undergraduate business program as well as graduate programs that award Ph.D., M.S. and M.P.S. degrees. Areas of faculty research include management; environmental, energy and resource economics; food and agricultural economics; and international and development economics. Faculty members in the Dyson School frequently collaborate with colleagues in Computer and Information Sciences, Economics, Engineering, Natural Resources, and other units on campus.

For full consideration please ensure that your application is complete by May 1, 2022. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled. Applications received after May 1, 2022 will be reviewed if the position has not been filled.

The following materials are required:
• Letter of interest, with clear indication of position being applied for;
• Curriculum vitae;
• Up to three research papers;
• Three recommendation letters;
• Statement on Contributions to Diversity;

Visit the below website for more information on our required statement on contributions to diversity:

Cornell University actively seeks to meet the needs of dual-career couples with its Dual Career program, and is a member of the Upstate New York Higher Education Recruitment Consortium that assists with dual career searches.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.

Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link
Application deadline: 03/22/2022