NYU Shanghai and the Center for Environmental and Animal Protection (CEAP) at NYU New York invite applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow to work on “Bending the Curve: Meat and Dairy Production and Consumption in China.” The Postdoctoral Fellow will be jointly supervised by Professor Yifei Li (NYU Shanghai) and Dale Jamieson (CEAP). Postdoctoral Fellow will be based in Shanghai and be part of the NYU Shanghai academic community. We offer a generous compensation package, funds to support research and travel, and aim to offer access to NYU faculty housing.
Bending the Curve is a three-year project focused on understanding present and future trends in animal protein consumption in the PRC and on producing recommendations for actions and policies that would reduce consumption from the “business as usual” projections. The work will involve inventorying and understanding present consumption and trend lines, understanding and inventorying present incentives and disincentives for production and consumption, and providing recommendations and engagement with key stakeholders.
The responsibilities of the successful applicant will be quite diverse including conducting research, planning workshops, and managing data. The Postdoctoral Fellow will be centrally involved in publishing project results in refereed journals and in preparing occasional briefings for a broader audience.
NYU Shanghai is the third degree-granting campus within New York University’s global network. It is the first higher education joint venture in China authorized to grant degrees that are accredited in the U.S. as well as in China. All teaching is conducted in English. A research university with liberal arts and science at its core, it resides in one of the world’s great cities with a vibrant intellectual community. NYU Shanghai recruits scholars of the highest caliber who are committed to NYU’s global vision of transformative teaching and innovative research and who embody the global society in which we live.
Qualifications include a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a relevant field, fluency in both English and Chinese, ability to work with both English and Chinese data, and familiarity with multiple methods of social science research.
Interested applicants should submit a CV, contact information for three academic referees, and a cover letter addressing research, academic interests, and interest in this project.
Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The appointment can begin on May 1st, 2020 and preferably no later than July 1st 2020. Please visit our website at http://shanghai.nyu.edu/en/about/work-here/open-positions-faculty for instructions and other information on how to apply. If you have any questions, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.