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Postdoctoral Research Position in Environmental and Resource Economics-University of Nigeria Nsukka

The Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Nigeria Nsukka, offers a postdoctoral research position.

Type of employment: Fixed-term employment, 2-3 years (31 months)
Extent: 100 %
Location: Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Nigeria Nsukka
First day of employment: July 1 2018

Job assignments
The position mainly involves 100% research. The position focuses on marine challenges and is linked to the EfD collaborative research program Sustainable Management of Marine Resources.
The program has two themes: Effective Management of Fisheries; and Combatting Marine Pollution. The research under the first theme may investigate the management of fisheries when institutions are poorly developed and when fairness and distributional aspects are prioritized, which is often the case for developing countries. The research under the second theme will focus mainly on marine litter and debris. Whether marine pollution is most properly addressed by legal means, economic policy instruments, attitudinal and behavioral changes or a mix of all is an open question where more research is needed. Our focus is primarily economics, but multidisciplinary approaches are certainly well motivated within this program.
The Program is carried out in a collaborative effort together with researchers at 10 other EfD centers around the world.The candidate is expected to contribute to the research of the Program. That also includes to take active part in the general work of the Program, e.g., by participating in joint meetings, seminars and conferences. The research can involve evaluation of current incentives and behavior, but also design of new incentive mechanisms. We particularly welcome research that focuses on a global or regional context with a clear link to developing countries. The work can be theoretical or empirical. We expect candidates to aim at publishing in
international peer reviewed journals. There will be funds available for travel and shorter visits to other universities, as well as support for carrying out data collection.

Applicants should hold a recent PhD in economics, or be close to finishing their thesis. Research in environmental and resource economics and behavioral economics is valuable. Experience of marine issues as well as multi-disciplinary work is appreciated.The applicant who, in the overall assessment of skills and potential, is deemed to be best suited to carry out the identified job assignments will be selected for the post. Research potential will be our key selection criterion, with a particular emphasis on the degree of progression and forward-looking aspects of the research. We expect applications from West Africans especially Nigerians who have a doctoral degree not older than 3 years or are close to graduating and who preferably studied in a university in Europe or North America.

Long-listed candidates will be interviewed via video link. Short-listed candidates will be invited to our department for interviews and research seminars after May 31, 2018

Additional Information
The application must contain:
• Résumé/CV and personal details.
• Educational certificates and diplomas should be attached.
• A declaration of intent on a maximum of two pages in which the applicant explains how
he/she intends to work if he/she is offered the position.
• Research activities, a brief written account of the applicant’s own academic research
• One relevant and recently produced paper (job market paper).
• Two letters of recommendation should be sent directly to
Please mark the reference number AGEC/Postdoc/003.
• All attachments must be named with reference number AGEC/Postdoc/003.

Additional material might be requested.

The application should be sent to:
Ozioma Ezegbe (, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Nigeria Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria.

For further information please contact:
Dr Nnaemeka Chukwuone, Project Coordinator, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Nigeria Nsukka, +2348051242411, 

Closing date: 2018-05-25

Appointment Procedure
The University of Nigeria Nsukka promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity. Salary is determined on an individual basis.

Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final. Applications from the employed and from those who appeal the decision will not be returned.

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