Post Doctoral Fellow - Economics

Updated: 9 months ago
Location: Anchorage, ALASKA

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Classification:Post Doctoral Fellow
Grade:Non-Union Faculty Bi-weekly Assign.
Work type:Post Doc
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:UAA Coll of Bus & Public Policy


UAA’s College of Business and Public Policy (CBPP) is a dynamic academic resource that serves and reflects Anchorage, Alaska’s largest metropolitan community. Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the College has an impressive faculty who bring a wide range of academic and industry expertise to students and community partners. CBPP students represent all age groups, ethnicities and backgrounds.

Students have a variety of areas from which to choose with Baccalaureate degree majors in Accounting, Economics, Finance, Global Logistics, Management (Property Management and Real Estate concentration option), Management Information Systems, or Marketing.

The Economics Department hosts the Vernon Smith Economic Science Laboratory and an experimental economics research program. It has also has special expertise in behavioral economics and resource economics.

UAA is an open enrollment campus which means we serve a diverse set of students in terms of age, life experiences, socioeconomics status and educational backgrounds. UAA is located in Southcentral Alaska, the ancestral homelands of the Dena’ina Athabascan, Ahtna Athabascan, Alutiiq/Sugpiaq and Eyak peoples. Alaska Native students are an important segment of the student population that we serve. In the Economics department, and at UAA, we honor diverse experiences and perspectives—including differences in ideas, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, race, culture, nationality, age, disability, veteran and socioeconomic status—and strive to create welcoming and inclusive learning environments where all are treated with respect.


Qualifications (Required):

  • Ph.D. in Economics or closely related field, earned in the last three years from the date of appointment.
  • Strong analytical, research, statistical, and quantitative skills.
  • Ability to write clearly, professionally, and persuasively.
  • Effective communication skills.

Qualifications (Preferred):

  • Stata, MATLAB or Mathematica, ArcGIS.
  • Strong economic modeling skills.

Position Details:

Full-time; non-represented, benefits eligible, term-funded (Funding is from an endowed chair and is not dependent upon state appropriations). The appointment is for one year, renewable for a second year subject to satisfactory performance.


  • Annual salary is $70,000/year. 
  • Generous benefit package
  • Relocation funds

Application Procedure:

  • Letter of Reference Instructions Below
  • External Application Link

Applications must be completed through the University of Alaska on-line system. this system can be found at the Human Resources website.


1. In the job search field, enter the job number: 513643. This will take you to the job announcement.

2. As you scroll down the announcement, you will see at the bottom, a box labeled: apply now - select this box by clicking on it. You will be taken to the on-line application. Once you complete the application, please upload the following required documents:

Candidates must upload the following:

  • A cover letter addressing:
  • General educational background and experience.
  • Interest in, and qualifications for, conducting research on natural resource and development issues.
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • A writing sample demonstrating the ability to conduct good economic research and communicate the results well.
  • A graduate school transcript (unofficial transcripts are acceptable).
  • Teaching evaluations.
  • Names of three references.
  • Applicants must also arrange for three signed letters of recommendation to be uploaded through the JOE (Job Openings for Economists) Network site ( ).  At least one letter of reference must attest to completion of PhD prior to start date (Fall 2020).

    Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. We anticipate that the first round of interviews to be conducted by phone in January 2020.

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