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Post Doctoral Fellow

University of Arkansas - Fayetteville Fayetteville, AR
  • Posted: 12 days ago
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**Posting Number** NCA255P

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**Working Title** Post Doctoral Fellow

**Position Number** 17276

**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 primary responsibility is to conduct applied research in health economics related to childhood obesity, nutrient/food consumption, and policy/program evaluation. The successful candidate will be responsible for preparation of manuscripts and presentations. Excellent writing skills and knowledge of econometrics related to endogeneity and selection issues are essential.

**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.**

Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics, Economics or other related fields. Specifically, candidates should have knowledge of and experience in the following areas: microeconomics, health economics, applied econometrics, food/nutrient consumption analysis, policy/program evaluation and working with large data sets.

**Does this job require any license(s)/certification(s)?** No

**If yes, please specify**

**Preferred Qualifications**

**Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)**

The candidate should show initiative in and be comfortable with decision making. The candidate should have a good knowledge of statistical/econometric software (e.g.,SAS, R, or Stata).

**Physical activities associated with this position**

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations please contact the Division's Office of Affirmative Action at.

**Physical Conditions** None. The employee is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).

**Work Schedule** Monday - Friday, 8 to 5

**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** AGRI Building - Fayetteville campus

**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** 10/15/2019

**Open Until Filled** No

**Anticipated Start Date**

**Anticipated End Date (for temporary appointments)**

**Recruitment Contact Information**

Dr. Rodolfo Nayga

**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**

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

**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**

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

University of Arkansas - Fayetteville

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