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Post Doctoral Associate

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Position Details

Position Information

Posting Number NCA152P
Quick Link for Posting http://jobs.uark.edu/postings/22518
Working Title Post Doctoral Associate
Position Number 16380
Department Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
About the University

About the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture:
The Division of Agriculture is a state wide campus, with faculty based on University campuses, at Research and Extension Centers and in every Arkansas County. It consists of the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station (AAES) and the Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service (CES), and is home to more than 1400 employees. The Division was established in 1959 and is headed by the Vice-President for Agriculture. The Division headquarters is located in Little Rock with the rest of the University of Arkansas System Administration.
As an employer, the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

About the College/Department
Department Home Page
Job Type Staff
Summary of Job Duties

The successful candidate will conduct applied economic research of water, which includes modeling, data analysis, and manuscript preparation. The candidate will also gain valuable experience by assisting in presentation preparation, publishing articles, and writing grant proposals.

Minimum Qualifications: Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration.

Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. in economics, resource or environmental economics, natural resource management or other applicable field by date of hire; advanced training in quantitative methods, microeconomics, and applied econometrics; and strong written and oral communication skills. Experience working with optimization software, in particular GAMs, is a requirement.

Does this job require any license(s)/certification(s)? No
If yes, please specify
Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates with strong modeling skills. Familiarity with panel and cross-sectional survey data and proficiency in statistical software (e.g., STATA, or SAS) is desirable. Other preferred qualifications include experience in conducting interdisciplinary research.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential.
Willingness to travel several times to Riverside, CA and Washington, DC.

Physical activities associated with this position

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations please contact the Division’s Office of Affirmative Action at bbatiste@uark.edu.

Physical Conditions The worker is subject to environmental conditions. Protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes.
Work Schedule M-F, 8:00am - 5:00pm
Overtime Eligible No
Is this position weather/event essential? If yes, the employee in this position will report to work at the scheduled time when the University is closed due to inclement conditions. No
Work Location/Building 207 Ag. Annex
Benefits Eligible Yes
Appointment Percent 100
Salary Commensurate with experience.
Does this Position require a Motor Vehicle Reports Check? Yes
Does this position require a background check? No
If yes, please specify
Does this position require a substance abuse test? No
Pre-employment Screening Requirements

Posting Detail Information

Future Open Date
Close Date 11/30/2017
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Start Date
Anticipated End Date (for temporary appointments)
Recruitment Contact Information

Kent Kovacs
kkovacs@uark.edu
479-575-2323

Special Instructions Summary
Hiring Location 222 Administration Building Fayetteville, AR 72701.
EEO Statement

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs and services without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Internal Posting No
City, St. Fayetteville, AR

Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. List of three Professional References (name, title, email address and contact number)
Optional Documents