Cornell University, Department of Global Development

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Position ID:Cornell-Department of Global Development-POSTDOC1 [#23140, wdr-00033786]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Geography
Agricultural Economics
Human Factors
International Development (more...)
Appl Deadline:2022/12/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/10/05, finished 2023/05/18, listed until 2022/12/15)
Position Description:    

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Postdoctoral Associate
Department of Global Development
Cornell University
Ithaca, New York

Position Function
The Department of Global Development at Cornell University announces a postdoctoral associate opportunity beginning Jan 2023 and focusing on the research project “Modeling Human-Natural System Interactions.” The position is meant to advance research on understanding the role of human–natural systems interactions in the transition to zero emissions when formulating and designing robust climate solutions. Emphasis will be given to modeling societal responses in the Earth system with sectoral (e.g., energy and agriculture) and geographical granularity (e.g., country or region). The candidate will be expected to attend conferences, present results, and publish in peer reviewed publications, as needed. This is a full-time position available with an initial appointment of one-year, renewable for an additional year contingent on available funding and successful performance.

The successful candidate will have research experiences in one or more of the following areas: integrated assessment modeling (IAM), integration of socioeconomic, climate, and census datasets with different resolutions and at different scales, and robust causal inference through statistical analysis. The candidate will also collaborate with scholars at partner institutions including University of California-San Diego and Texas A&M University.

Applicants should submit 1) a copy of their CV, 2) a 1-2 page cover letter that a) explains their interest in the position, and b) outlines their relevant skills and experience, 3) a recent publication or dissertation chapter, 4) statement of contribution to diversity, equity and inclusion, and 5) names and contact details (email addresses and telephone numbers) for three references, and apply at . Please also contact Chuan Liao ( in case of further questions. The application deadline is November 15, 2022.

Department of Global Development, Cornell University
By uniting critical scholarship and practice at the intersections of agricultural, environmental, life, and social sciences, we advance a more equitable, sustainable, and food-secure world for all. Side-by-side with our diverse network of global and community partners, we engage in education with impact and create a flourishing world now and for future generations. With a focus on education with impact, our transdisciplinary approach emphasizes real-world engagement on a global scale — with communities in New York State, across the United States, and around the world. Our dynamic learning atmosphere and academic culture goes beyond purely technical work to provide a balance of skill-building and analytical coursework toward transformative solutions.

Division of Time:
100% Research

A PhD in Environmental Science or Studies, Natural Resources, Economics, Applied Economics, Climate Science, Sustainability Science, Data Sciences, or a related field is required at the time of appointment.

Supervision Exercised:
Conducting research and weekly meetings with supervisor

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Employment Assistance:

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EEO Statement:

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, and we do not tolerate discrimination based on any protected characteristic, including race, ethnic or national origin, citizenship and immigration status, color, sex/gender, pregnancy or pregnancy-related conditions, age, creed, religion, actual or perceived disability (including persons associated with such a person), arrest and/or conviction record, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender expression and/or identity, an individual’s genetic information, domestic violence victim status, familial status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations in accordance with applicable law. 

Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty, and staff to all identities and backgrounds. We encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.

Pay Ranges:

The hiring rate of pay for the successful candidate will be determined considering the following criteria:

  • Prior relevant work or industry experience.
  • Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position.
  • Academic Discipline (faculty pay ranges reflects 9-month annual salary)
  • Unique applicable skills.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
email address
Department of Global Development
Cornell University
240 Warren Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853