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: Agricultural Economics
Data Science
International Development
Geography (more...)
Appl Deadline:2022/12/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/10/05, finished 2023/05/18, listed until 2022/12/15)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

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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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