Postdoctoral Scholar in Natural Resource Economics and Political Economy

University of California Berkeley College of Natural Resources

United States

S.V. Ciriacy-Wantrup Postdoctoral Scholar - Natural Resource Economics and Political Economy - College of Natural Resources

Job #JPF02726
  • College of Natural Resources - CNR Office of the Dean

Recruitment Period

Open date: October 7th, 2020

Next review date: Friday, Dec 4, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Dec 4, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The S.V. Ciriacy‐Wantrup Postdoctoral Fellowships in Natural Resource Economics and Political Economy will be awarded for the 2021‐22 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, Applicants should provide specific information about the project proposed for the fellowship period, and explain why support from the fellowship and the opportunity to work at Berkeley are important for the success of that project. We welcome proposals from applicants who have not received their PhD at UC Berkeley. 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.

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Basic Qualifications:
Advanced degree or enrolled in advanced degree program at the time of application

Additional Qualifications:
PhD, JD, or equivalent international degree, required by the appointment start date. The candidate may have no more than four years of post‐degree research experience by start date.

Preferred Qualifications:
PhD or equivalent international degree in Natural Resource Economics and/or Political Economy or a related field

The expected start date for the Fellowship is September 1, 2021. 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 $61,800 annually. Generous benefits are included: (

To Apply:

The total duration of an individual's postdoctoral service may not exceed five years, including postdoctoral service at other institutions.

All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality ( prior to submitting their letters.

University of California Postdoctoral Scholars are exclusively represented by the United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW). The union’s (UAW 5810) website is Details concerning your benefits as a Postdoctoral Scholar are set forth in Article 3, "Benefits," of the UC-UAW Local 5810 Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). A copy of the CBA between the University of California and the UAW is located at:

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

The Department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their research or teaching.

UC Berkeley has an excellent benefits package as well as a number of policies and programs in place to support employees as they balance work and family.

Job location

Berkeley, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter - Please include a 1-2 page cover letter indicating your preferred Departmental affiliation and/or faculty mentor
  • Paragraph Abstract
  • Research Proposal - Please do not exceed 10 pages
  • Recent Publications - Please include at least one recent publication
Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required

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