Post Doctoral Fellow - Fishery Policy

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Classification:Post Doctoral Fellow
Grade:UNAC Bi-weekly Assign.
Work type:Post Doc
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:Coll of Business & Public Policy
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Research/Science/Grants

Position Summary:

The Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER) at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) is seeking a bright creative scholar with interests in natural resource economics and fishery policy design and evaluation to join our research team. Our team explores research questions in fishery management issues important to Alaska and nationwide through econometric analyses, numerical simulations, and program evaluation. Preference will be given to candidates with strong training in applied microeconomics and structural econometrics, and interest in policy-relevant questions. Responsibilities include 1) engaging in high quality research that informs public policy and that leads to publications in top journals, and 2) working collaboratively on research projects with members of the Institute of Social and Economic Research. Salary will be $65-75,000 per year, depending on qualifications. The successful candidate will also receive a generous benefits package and relocation funds. The appointment is for one year, renewable for a second year subject to satisfactory performance.


Key Responsibilities:

  1. Develop a strong record of research excellence in fisheries management in Alaska, nationwide, and internationally.
  2. Work collaboratively on research projects with members of the Institute of Social and Economic Research.

Qualifications (Required):

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

Qualifications (Preferred):

  1. Knowledge of Matlab, Stata, R, ArcGIS.
  2. Experience working with large datasets.
  3. Strong economic modeling skills.
  4. Demonstrated ability to work as part of a research team

About the Institute of Social and Economic Research

The Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER) is an interdisciplinary, policy-oriented, social science research institute with a 50-year history of high-quality research in areas ranging from energy and fisheries to climate change and fiscal policy. ISER has a diverse group of faculty and research professionals that publish in top economics journals (as well as journals in ecology, natural resource management, arctic science, education and health policy).  ISER researchers are regularly called upon by state and federal legislators, policymakers, and program leaders for insight into legislative and regulatory issues. 

Application Procedure:

Candidates must submit to the website:
1. A cover letter addressing: a) general educational background and experience; and b) interest in, and qualifications for, conducting research on economic policy issues.
2. Curriculum vitae.
3. A writing sample demonstrating the ability to conduct good economic research and communicate the results well.
4. A graduate school transcript (unofficial transcripts are acceptable; UAA must receive official transcripts and proof of degree by the time of hire).


Applicants should also arrange for three letters of recommendation referencing the "ISER Postdoctoral Research Associate." The writers can e-mail signed letters in pdf format to 

Application deadline: 12/31/2018

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interviews will take place in January via Skype. We will not be interviewing at the AEA conference in Atlanta.

For more information about this position, or how to apply, contact the search committee chair, Matthew Reimer, at or 907-786-5430.

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled.


The University of Alaska is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution.  The University of Alaska does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, or other legally protected status. The University's commitment to non-discrimination, including against sex discrimination, applies to students, employees, and applicants for admission and employment.  Contact information, applicable laws, and complaint procedures are included on UA's statement of non-discrimination available at


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