Research Associate, Food Industry Management Program and Systems Engineering

Ithaca, NY
May 08, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Research Associate, Food Industry Management Program and Systems Engineering


RESPONSIBILITIES: Applicants are sought in the areas of supply chain operations management, systems engineering, agricultural economics or applied economics to conduct research on issues related to the food systems of production and distribution. We have particular interest in candidates with strong quantitative skills in modeling complex systems, econometrics, and demonstrated ability to work with big data to do research in the following areas: sustainability of food and agriculture systems, food supply chains performance, food marketing and distribution, and related topics. The successful candidate will be expected to work with faculty in the Food Industry Management Program and Systems Engineering to maintain a highly impactful program of research relevant to the food industry. The candidate is expected to publish in high-impact peer reviewed journals in applied economics, engineering and management, and to communicate results to practitioners as well as academic peers.

OPPORTUNITIES: The Food Industry Management Program (FIMP) is widely recognized as the premier food industry education and research program in the United States. An active research program is an integral part of FIMP—a leading source of academic research on the retail and manufacturing sectors of the food industry. The goal of FIMP's research program is to improve food system efficiency and performance by providing timely and useful information to managers. FIMP is part of the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University.

The Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management is an internationally renowned school in the areas of management, food and agricultural economics, environmental, energy and resource economics, and international and development economics. The undergraduate program is consistently recognized as one of the elite accredited business degrees in the U.S. The graduate program awards research degrees at the doctoral and master's levels and a professional master's degree.

The Systems Program's vision is for Cornell to be recognized internationally as a high-impact institutional home and intellectual powerhouse to address systems challenges. This, coupled with the driving force for founding a Systems Program at Cornell, due to pleas from industry for engineers who not only had depth in a particular undergraduate engineering discipline but who could also rise above disciplinary boundaries and take leadership from a systems perspective, gives Cornell's Systems program a unique opportunity to explore new solutions to help humanity. We have aligned five of the world's most renowned engineering departments with departments in the Humanities and Architecture to create an interdisciplinary program with unprecedented depth and strength. This remarkable combination is at the core of our interdisciplinary approach – human centered designed solutions for today's most complex societal issues.

QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. in engineering, economics, agricultural economics or other related fields with outstanding skills in modeling and quantitative methods.

APPLICATION: Electronically submit via https://academicjobsonline.orgThan/ajo/jobs/9144

your letter of application summarizing your research interests; a curriculum vita; a current research paper and any other publications; and have three references submit their letters directly to the job site above.

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