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Postdoctoral Scholar Employee - Equity in Energy and Environmental Economics - Haas School of Business

Position overview

Position title: Postdoctoral Scholar Employee
Salary range: Salary will be commensurate with experience.
Percent time: Full-Time
Anticipated start: July 1, 2022
Position duration: This position is for a one-year term with the possibility of renewal, contingent on performance and availability of funding.

Application Window

Open date: December 1st, 2021

Most recent review date: Friday, Dec 17, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Thursday, Jun 30, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Postdoc would join a new initiative on “Equity in Energy and Environmental Economics,” composed of faculty, graduate, and undergraduate researchers from across campus. Funded by a generous grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the initiative seeks to increase participation by underrepresented groups within the field of energy and environmental economics.

The postdoctoral scholar will be expected to participate in research workshops and provide high-level guidance to graduate students participating in the program, as well as indirectly support the training and mentorship of two cohorts of undergraduate students interested in this field of study.

The scholar will be supervised by Professor Reed Walker (Haas School of Business) and will collaborate with Professor Meredith Fowlie (Agricultural and Resource Economics Department) and Professor Solomon Hsiang (Goldman School of Public Policy).


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Basic qualification
• Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree), or enrolled in a Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree) granting program at the time of application.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

Additional qualification
• Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree) required by start date.

Preferred qualifications

Preferred qualifications
• Ph.D. in Economics, Resource Economics, Public Policy or a related field (or equivalent international degree) by start date.
• Research experience on energy and environmental economics
• Data analysis experience with very large spatial data sets.
• Ability to work with a mixture of infrastructure and environmental data sets.

An ideal candidate is someone who is committed to research in areas of energy and/or environmental inequality, while also being a part of a team committed to increasing minority representation within the field of study. The postdoctoral scholar will be expected to conduct their own original research on environmental and energy economics, ideally with an emphasis on topics related to inequality and/or environmental justice. The scholar will also be a core member of the intellectual community dedicated to this new initiative.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required
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Campus Information

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Job location

Berkeley, CA