University of California, Berkeley: S.V. Ciriacy-Wantrup Postdoctoral Scholar - Natural Resource Economics and Political Economy

The University of California, Berkeley invites applications for the 2019-2020 S.V. Ciriacy-Wantrup Postdoctoral Fellowships in Natural Resource Economics and Political Economy

The S.V. Ciriacy-Wantrup Postdoctoral Fellowships in Natural Resource Economics and Political Economy will be awarded for the 2019-20 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.

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.


The expected start date for the Fellowship is September 1, 2019. 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 $58,040 annually. Generous benefits are included: (

To Apply:

Interested individuals must include: a 1-2 page cover letter indicating your preferred Departmental affiliation and/or faculty mentor; your current C.V.; 1 paragraph abstract; research proposal not to exceed 10 pages; 1 or more recent publications and 3 letters of reference. The deadline for applications is December 3, 2018. All completed applications received by this date will be given full consideration. Questions regarding this recruitment can be directed to Ruxin Liu at [email protected]

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.

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last updated 25-Sep-2018