Open November 14th, 2019 through Wednesday, Jan 8, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
ASSISTANT COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SPECIALIST WATER RESOURCE ECONOMICS & POLICY sought by University of California, Riverside in Riverside, CA.
Duties: Conduct research on environmental and economics topics and help develop urban/municipal water use and water conservation programs. Provide technical support to other specialists, extension advisors, and state and local officials. Technical support includes alternative pricing structures (budget-based tiered rates and drought pricing) and rebate programs (for example, turfgrass removal); direct and indirect potable reuse; cost-effective water pollution regulation; water trading; groundwater recharge/management; irrigation efficiency; and design of enforcement and monitoring strategies. Develop a research and extension program that promotes sustainable and cost-effective strategies for addressing water-related issues, such as water scarcity/drought, water quality, and flooding. Collect and analyze information on economic policies and their environmental implications. Assist graduate students in the School of Public Policy and in other campus programs. Write and publish technical and nontechnical papers and reports and developing mission-oriented extension education programs for stakeholders. Help obtain external funds to support the research program.
Apply to: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/JPF01214
Requirements: PhD degree or equivalent in Economics, Agricultural Economics, or related field. Must have experience in analyzing municipal and agricultural water-related issues using econometrics with programs such as STATA, R, and SAS; and evidence of scholarly research (such as published paper in peer-reviewed technical journal) and an understanding of graduate-level micro-economics. *Skills can be obtained through education, training or experience.
UCR is a world-class research University with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.
Advancement through the faculty and non-senate academic ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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