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Postdoctoral Researcher: Experimental Economist Focusing on Agri-Environmental Issues

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Academic Level:
Postdoc & Early Career

The Center for Experimental & Applied Economics (CEAE) at the University of Delaware seeks a qualified candidate to serve as a postdoc researcher for 2-3 years with the opportunity for renewal. The successful candidate will focus on applying experimental and behavioral economics to agri-environmental issues and coastal water issues, such as the reduction of non-point source pollution and conducting randomized controlled trials on voluntary conservation programs. There will be additional opportunities to participate in research projects related to consumer behavior in response to food risks and process labeling. This position and related research are supported from funds from the National Science Foundation and the United States Department of Agriculture.


The successful candidate will have the opportunity to co-author several publications and participate in professional conferences. This position also involves opportunities to work on research with graduate and undergraduate students. The successful candidate will work with Dr. Kent Messer, CEAE Director and Dr. Leah Palm-Forster CEAE Associate Director.

The University of Delaware is the co-headquarters for the Center for Experimental & Behavioral Agri-Environmental Research (CBEAR), a USDA Center of Excellence. We are also related to the NSF-EPSCoR project entitled, 'Water in the Changing Coastal Environment of Delaware' (Project WiCCED). The position will offer a competitive salary that is commensurate with qualifications and experience. An attractive benefit package is included.

Qualifications: Applicants are expected to have strong training and experience in experimental and behavioral economics and its application to agricultural and/or environmental issues. A PhD in economics or applied economics (or closely related field) with an emphasis on environmental, agricultural, and resource issues is preferred. Strong writing skills are desired as there are multiple opportunities to work on write-ups of ongoing research. Experience with writing grant proposals is welcomed.

Application: Submit via email a letter of application, vita, a personal statement, university transcripts (unofficial transcripts are sufficient), and the names of three references to Katelynn Fry, CEAE Research Manager (

Anticipated Start Date: September 1 (negotiable). Review of applications will begin on June 15 and will continue until an acceptable candidate is identified.
accepts non-us citizens

Participating Institution(s):
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University of Delaware (Lead)

Program Materials:
 • Postdoc Website this link takes you to a different website

This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Crop & Soil Sciences
Environmental Sciences
Psychology & Behavioral Sciences

Agriculture Economics
Environmental Biology
Environmental Economics
STEM Education

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA)

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