At Purdue University, Department of Agricultural Economics

We seek a post-doctoral fellow with talents and expertise in one or more of the following areas: regional and urban economics, population and labor market economics, spatial and space-time modeling, (spatial) econometrics, and regional development. Preferably, the ideal candidate has experience in programming and using advanced statistical software packages as well as utilizing geographic information systems.

This position is intended to strengthen the research program conducted in the Space, Health and Population Economics (SHaPE) research group under the direction of Dr. Raymond Florax, in close partnership with the Purdue Center for Regional Development (PCRD), other existing research clusters at Purdue University, and the Economic Research Service of the United States Department of Agriculture (ERS/USDA).

Qualified candidates will hold a doctoral degree (in economics, geography, or a related discipline) and possess an interdisciplinary background in the understanding of economic and social dimensions of urbanization and regional policy modeling.

The candidate is expected to work on a project focusing on intergenerational transfer of poverty in the United States.

Strong analytical and (spatial) modeling capabilities are expected as well as good writing skills.

Evidence of strong publication potential and ability to assist with generating external funding is essential.

Salary and Benefits: $40,000-45,000 per year plus benefits, depending on qualifications. The position will be based in the Department of Agricultural Economics with an appointment for one full year, potentially renewable depending on performance and funding.

Start date: Review of applications will begin on June 1, 2015 and will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified. Start date is August 18, 2015.

Applicants should submit their materials via e-mail to Dr. Raymond Florax through Ms. Marsha Pritchard at

The materials should include: a cover letter summarizing background, methodological strength, research interests and teaching experience; a curriculum vitae; and the names of 3 references (no letters needed at this point).

Please include “Poverty Project Post Doc Application” in the subject line of your e-mail and submit the above materials in a single PDF file. Purdue University is an AA/EOE.

Professor Raymond J.G.M. Florax

Department of Agricultural Economics
Purdue University
403 W. State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2056