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Postdoctoral Research Scholar - Morrison School of Agribusiness, W.P. Carey School of Business, ASU

Arizona State University at Tempe
Arizona State University, Tempe
Posted Date
Mar 29, 2023

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Faculty Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time

The Morrison School of Agribusiness in the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University invites applications for a one-year (12-month), full-time postdoctoral scholar position starting Summer/Fall 2023, with the possibility of a one-year renewal contingent upon funding and needs of the unit.  This position is available under the supervision of Timothy J. Richards, Marvin and June Morrison Chair of Agribusiness. The postdoctoral scholar will conduct research in issues regarding agricultural labor, empirical industrial organization, or supply chain resilience. The postdoctoral scholar will also be expected to engage in funded research efforts, and support the overall research mission of the unit.

The W. P. Carey School of Business values our cultural and intellectual diversity and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment.  We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of the academic community.

Essential Functions: The candidate must contribute to the Morrison School of Agribusiness' research mission. The candidate will conduct research as agreed with the Morrison Chair of Agribusiness, and pursue their own research interests concurrently. The candidate must also engage in both independent and collaborative research efforts, including writing proposals for research funding, participating in the Morrison School seminar series, attend national and regional research meetings, and engage with other researchers in the Morrison School.


Minimum Qualifications

A Ph.D. from an accredited institution in business administration, agricultural economics,
agribusiness, economics or closely related field. Candidates must have degree completed and
in-hand by start date. International applicants are welcome to apply; candidates must be eligible to
work in the United States without employer sponsorship.

Desired Qualifications

• Potential for excellence in research and teaching in an area of applied economics or business related to the examination of the food and agribusiness industry such as (but not limited to) labor economics, operations management, empirical industrial organization, food supply chains, policy analysis, data analytics and econometrics, or other related area.
• Skills in implementing research, strong econometric and modeling skills, the ability to produce verbal and written communication appropriate for a range of audiences, including scholarly reports and publications.
• Demonstrated interpersonal skills that foster teamwork and collaboration, the ability to work effectively individually and as part of a large interdisciplinary team, and the ability to coordinate multiple academic projects.

Application Instructions

The application deadline is May 1, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool.  Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled.

This is a paperless search. Only electronic materials will be accepted.  Formal application must be accomplished through submission of 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) A statement (one-page maximum) addressing how your past and/or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion will advance W. P. Carey’s commitment to inclusive excellence and 4) two confidential letters of recommendation. 

The letter of application should include teaching and research interests and other details on how you meet the qualifications of the position.  For additional information, please contact Timothy J. Richards, Morrison Chair of Agribusiness, at 480.727.1488 or

The Morrison School of Agribusiness in the W. P. Carey School of Business supports undergraduate degrees at the B.A. and Ph.D. levels, as well as undergraduate certificates. As the only named school of agribusiness in the country, the mission of the Morrison School of Agribusiness is to educate and prepare agribusiness leaders for the world marketplace

The W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University is one of the largest business schools in the United States with more than 15,000 students and 100,000 alumni worldwide. From our world-renowned faculty representing six continents to thousands of outstanding students who join us every year, the W. P. Carey School welcomes diversity and encourages global thinking. The W. P. Carey School is internationally recognized for its leadership in business education, groundbreaking research and innovation, and renowned faculty, making us one of the top-ranked business schools in the country. Learn more at

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access.  This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves.  Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines.  ASU serves more than 70,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city.  ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

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ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

Application Process

This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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