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The Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of Talca, is seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Fellow in Agricultural and/or Environmental Economics, in the Department of Agricultural Economics. We are looking for a candidate with research interests in the broad area of environmental and agricultural economics and policy impact evaluation.  

All areas of agricultural and environmental economics are welcome, but we would have particular interest in candidates undertaking research in aspects of policy impact evaluation and/or behavioral economics. The applicant should also have strong skills in the use of econometrics software and experience in writing scientific papers.  

The candidate is expected to contribute to original and innovative scientific research as well as teaching. The candidate should engage with current academic staff and research program within the Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Talca and the Center for Socioeconomic Impact of Environmental Policies CESIEP (www.cesiep.cl), of which the University of Talca is a member.  

Requirements for the position:

  • Candidates should have a PhD in an appropriate discipline, obtained between May 1, 2013 and May 1, 2018.
  • Candidates should have submitted, accepted or published scientific articles in relevant journals in the areas of agricultural and environmental economics.
  • Fluency in English, speaking Spanish is a benefit.   

We offer:

  • A position at the University of Talca, Talca, Chile beautifully located in the heart of the Central Valley, the vineyard and fruit production region of Chile. 
  • Integration into a multidisciplinary team in different fields related to agricultural and environmental sciences.  
  • A position for two years. 
  • A salary of 2500 US dollars (net) per month.

Application  

  • Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications, which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00 hrs (Chilean time) on June 20, 2018. The Department of Agricultural Economics will do a first selection of applicants. Thereafter, selected applicants are required to develop a research proposal to be submitted to the University selection committee. 
  • Applicants should send their CV and Degree Certificate to the following email addresses: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Further information on the position can be obtained from Dra. Alejandra Engler ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) and Dr. Roberto Jara ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).