We seek a highly motivated, dedicated postdoctoral fellow/research associate to conduct innovative economic modeling research working within Dr. Ruiqing Miao’s research group in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology at Auburn University.
The focus of this position is on conducting problem-oriented and policy relevant research developing computational and econometric models to understand the economic and behavioral incentives for new technology adoption and associated environmental implications for land-use change, water quality and carbon emissions. The individual selected for this position will work directly with Dr. Ruiqing Miao (Auburn University) and Dr. Madhu Khanna (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in close collaboration with researchers at a few other institutions.
This is a benefit eligible, non-tenure track position. The appointment is for an initial period of one year with a possibility of continuance up to a maximum of four years depending on performance and funding availability.
Auburn University is an R1 land-grant institution organized into twelve academic colleges and schools. Auburn is ranked 40th among public universities in the U.S. News and World 2021 Report. For 2020, 24,505 undergraduates as well as 6,232 graduate and professional students were enrolled. The University is nationally recognized for its academic excellence, commitments to community engagement, positive work environment, flourishing student life programs, and beautiful campus. To learn more about the University, please visit: www.auburn.edu.
The Department: Discovering and transmitting socio-economic knowledge to students, Alabama, and the world is our mission. As a multidisciplinary department, 14 faculty members are agricultural economists and 2 are rural sociologists. This includes a mix of research, teaching, and extension appointments to achieve the department’s mission in conjunction with other university departments, industry, and organizations. With retirements, there has been an opportunity to hire 5 new tenure-track faculty in the past 1.5 years. Faculty and students publish in top journals in their respective disciplines. The Department has excellent facilities, an experimental economics laboratory, over 150 undergraduate students and about 30 M.S. and Ph.D. students. The department website can be accessed at: http://aers.auburn.edu/. A department facilities video can be viewed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33zsIh31r40.
The Community: Auburn is recognized as one of America’s best small towns with a moderate climate and easy access to major cities, beaches, and mountains. The city is situated along the rapidly developing I-85 Atlanta, Georgia, and Montgomery, Alabama corridor. The combined Auburn-Opelika Metropolitan Statistical Area boasts a growing population of over 160,000. The City of Auburn grew 43% in the past decade and is known for an excellent public school system and a local medical center acknowledged as among the best in the region. The City of Auburn website has information on the community and services that can be accessed at: https://www.auburnalabama.org/.