The Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology at Auburn University is accepting applications for a postdoctoral fellowship. The anticipated start date will be January, 2024 for an initial period of 18 months with a possibility of extension to two or more years depending on performance and funding availability. This is a benefit eligible, non-tenure track position.
We seek an energetic and motivated postdoctoral fellow/research associate to conduct innovative research in agricultural economics, production economics, advanced econometrics applications, and machine learning working at the Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology at Auburn University. The focus of the work will be on productivity and efficiency analysis and developing and applying econometric models or machine learning applications to help understand the challenges and opportunities for the new generation of U.S. agricultural producers (beginning and women farmers and ranchers). The individual selected for this position will work directly with Dr. Hartarska and Dr. Nadolnyak (Auburn University) on USDA funded project.
The University: The University is a Carnegie R1, land-grant institution organized into twelve academic colleges and schools. Auburn is ranked 40th among public universities in the 2021 U.S. News and World Report. As of 2021, 24,931 undergraduate and 6,595 graduate and professional students were enrolled. There are 1,450 faculty members who offer more than 200 educational programs. The University is nationally recognized for its academic excellence, commitments to community engagement, positive work environment, flourishing student life programs, and beautiful campus. Auburn University is understanding of and sensitive to the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples. For details, visit the following link: http://www.auburn.edu/academic/provost/facultyjobs/
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The Department: The Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology (DAERS) has 16 full-time faculty and over 175 undergraduate and 24 graduate students. It offers an undergraduate degree in Agribusiness and Economics, a MS in Agricultural Economics, a MS in Rural Sociology, and a PhD in Applied Economics. More information can be found at https://agriculture.auburn.edu/research/aers/
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/