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Apply now Department: 3670010030 Agricultural Economics
Job no: 517536
Employment type: Post Doc (Term)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Worksite: On-site requirement
Categories: Agriculture, Business / Accounting / Finance, Research / Scientific / Grants
Pay Grade: 001

About This Role:

The Department of Agricultural Economics at Kansas State University seeks to fill a 12-month postdoctoral, non-tenure track appointment in Agricultural Economics. The Department has a reputation for excellence in all three functions of the University’s land grant mission (teaching, research, and extension). The candidate will investigate research problems and conduct high-end impactful research in the areas of community resilience, community development, social equity and/or applied behavioral analysis in the context of climate change, natural disasters and hazards, and extreme weather in Kansas. The candidate will engage in helping to develop and administer surveys, serious games and behavioral experiments; assist with community engagement and extension activities; and mentor undergraduate and graduate research assistants. The candidate will assist faculty and students involved in a large NSF funded project (Adaptive and Resilient Infrastructures driven by Social Equity (ARISE). More information about  ARISE can be found at: by assisting with administration of community engagement activities and ensuring project milestones are met in a timely manner. The candidate will be under the supervision of Dr. Jason Bergtold.

Why Join Us:

The Department has a reputation for excellence in all three functions of the University’s land grant mission (teaching, research, and extension). The Department of Agricultural Economics offers B.S. degrees in agricultural economics and agribusiness, an M.S. degree in agricultural economics, a Master of Agribusiness (MAB) degree, and a Ph.D. in agricultural economics. Currently, about 350 undergraduate and 50 graduate students are enrolled in our on-campus programs. Another 90 students are enrolled in the MAB degree program. More information on the Department can be found at


Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit:

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

Worksite Options:

This position is required to be mostly performed on-site. Work is performed on employer premises or designated assignment location. Visit this link for K-State’s guidance and policies on remote work and flexible work arrangements. Remote work agreements are required for all flexible work arrangements and are subject to review.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Completed or nearing completion of a Ph.D. or equivalent in applied economics, agricultural economics, applied behavioral psychology, geography, sociology, rural sociology, urban planning or closely related field.
  • Strong statistical, econometric and/or geospatial analysis skills.
  • Strong interest or experience community engaged research, extension.
  • Proficiency in one or more of the following: statistical and econometric software packages, database management, GIS, and computer programming.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Commitment to excellence in research and outreach, excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Commitment to expanding and fostering diversity.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with community engaged research, extension and/or community engagement activities.
  • Research publications in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Experience with survey development and administration, applied behavioral psychology or behavioral economics experimental methods, and/or stated choice experimental approaches.
  • Candidate should a self-starter and independently motivated. 

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

  • Develop and deliver high quality disciplinary and interdisciplinary research related to the ARISE project and related research areas.
  • Develop, help administer and coordinate, and report on community engagement events for the ARISE project.
  • Mentor and direct research by undergraduate students.
  • Create an environment that fosters diversity and collegiality while working in a multi-cultural setting.


Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Letter of application that includes a statement of interest and goals for research;
  2. A complete curriculum vitae;
  3. Transcripts of all university work;
  4. A sample peer-reviewed research paper or article; and
  5. A list of three professional references with phone and email addresses.

Screening of Applications Begins:

Screening begins immediately and continues until position is filled.

Anticipated Hiring Pay Range:

$50,000 - $62,500 

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.



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