Department of Economics
The Department of Economics at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
(SLU) invites applications for a two-year Post-Doctoral position to join its
research group “Agricultural and Food Economics”. This post-doc position will
be associated with a research theme related to farmers' uptake of sustainable
agricultural practices, and will have a focus on drivers of uptake (including
behavioural drivers) and thus on the supply of produce from sustainable
systems. There will also be a focus on the economic consequences of uptake. In
particular, the post-doctoral researcher will work in one of the work packages
of Mistra Food Futures, which is an externally funded interdisciplinary
research programme conducted in collaboration with academic as well as non-
academic partners. The programme vision is to create a science based platform
to enable transformation of the Swedish food system into one that is
sustainable, resilient and that delivers healthy diets.
SLU is a world-class university in the fields of life and environmental
sciences, with a vision to play a key role in the development for sustainable
life, based on science and education. Within this framework, the Department of
Economics provides an important platform for research and teaching in
Economics and Business. The teaching activities are centered around
educational programmes at Bachelor and Master level. The research departs from
four thematic fields, where agricultural and food economics is one.
In the research group “Agricultural and Food Economics” the research interests
include production economics, consumer economics, agricultural and food
policy, and trade. The topics of interest add to the literature in
agricultural economics and related fields. We have vivid disciplinary as well
as interdisciplinary collaborations, for instance with researchers in crop
production, animal health and veterinary epidemiology. The group currently
consists of about 18 staff-members, including several PhD students, post-
doctoral researchers, senior researchers, a research assistant, a senior
lecturer and a professor.
Successful applicants are expected to (1) actively contribute to the group's
research in this field, in particular to drivers and economic consequences of
uptake of sustainable production practices in Swedish agriculture; (2)
develop independent research leading to high quality scientific journals'
publications, and (3) eventually apply for external research funding. You
may also be expected to supervise students' theses at all levels and to
contribute to other teaching activities within the research area of the group.
The successful applicant should have a background in agricultural economics,
food economics, economics or closely related field. Experience in
interdisciplinary research is a merit. It is also a merit to have worked with
behavioural approaches in relation to economic research.
We are looking for highly motivated applicants who can work both independently
and in teams, is used to taking own initiatives, and have documented
experience publishing in high quality scientific journals. Very good skills in
English (both written and oral) are required. Personal characteristics will
play a significant role in the recruitment process.
Individuals with a completed Ph.D. (the Ph.D. should have been completed no
more than three years ago) are encouraged to apply for this position.
Applications should be received by August 15th at the latest, and should
contain: (1) a current CV including publication list, (2) a statement
motivating the interest in this particular position (two pages single space
maximum), and (3) the name of two references.
Evaluations will start in August. Interviews will likely be conducted in
Place of work:
Form of employment:
Temporary employment, 24 months
According to agreement.
We welcome your application no later than 2021-08-15, use the button below.
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The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) develops the
understanding and sustainable use and management of biological natural
resources. The university ranks well internationally within its subject areas.
SLU is a research-intensive university that also offers unique degree
programmes in for example rural development and natural resource management,
environmental economics, animal science and landscape architecture.
SLU has just over 3,000 employees, 5,000 students and a turnover of SEK 3
billion. The university has invested heavily in a modern, attractive
environment on its campuses in Alnarp, Umeå and Uppsala.
SLU is an equal opportunity employer.
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