The S.V. Ciriacy-Wantrup Postdoctoral Fellowships in Natural Resource Economics and Political Economy will be awarded for the 2018-19 academic year to support advanced research at the University of California, Berkeley.
For the purposes of this fellowship, natural resources are defined broadly to include environmental resources. The fellowship encourages, but is not limited to, policy-oriented research. Applications are open to scholars from any social science discipline and related professional fields such as law and planning, who will make significant contributions to research on natural resource economics broadly defined. Preference will be given to proposals whose orientation is broadly institutional and/or historical, and which are conceptually and theoretically innovative. Proposals with a primarily statistical or econometric purpose are not eligible for consideration.
The purpose of the fellowship is to develop new and innovative intellectual connections and ideas in natural resources economics and political economy at UC Berkeley. Accordingly, preference will be given to proposals from applicants who have not received their PhD at UC Berkeley. However, proposals from UC Berkeley doctoral graduates that outline a significant change in research direction and that indicate engagement with different disciplines and faculty from those pursued during the doctoral program will be considered.
Basic Qualifications: Candidates must have completed all degree requirements except the dissertation or be enrolled in an accredited PhD or equivalent degree at the time of application.
Additional Qualifications: Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree in Natural Resource Economics and/or Political Economy or a related field by the appointment start date.
Appointment: The expected start date for the Fellowship is September 1, 2018. The initial appointment is for one year, with renewal based on performance and funding availability. This is a full time appointment.
Salary and Benefits: The fellowship is $58,040 annually. Generous benefits are included.
Interested individuals must include: a 1-2 page cover letter indicating your preferred Departmental affiliation and/or faculty mentor; your current C.V.; 1 paragraph abstract; research proposal not to exceed 10 pages; 1 or more recent publications and 3 letters of reference. The deadline for applications is December 4, 2017. All completed applications received by this date will be given full consideration. Questions regarding this recruitment can be directed to Ruxin Liu.
Applicants must have received their doctorate or equivalent within the last five years. The total duration of an individual's postdoctoral service may not exceed five years, including postdoctoral service at other institutions.
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