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Job ID 26059
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Location Columbia

Job Description

The Division of Applied Social Sciences seeks applications and nominations for a Research Associate within the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute at the University of Missouri (FAPRI-MU), a center in the Division of Applied Social Sciences.

FAPRI provides quantitative analysis of agricultural markets and agricultural policy to the U.S. Congress and other domestic and international decision makers in a timely manner. Research areas are determined in large part by the expressed needs of policy makers. In recent years, FAPRI has conducted research that has helped policy makers understand issues related to domestic farm policies in the United States, the European Union, and other countries; international trade agreements and negotiations; and a wide range of developments in agricultural markets.

The position will work with FAPRI-MU to develop and enhance models used for international market and policy analysis with specific emphasis in international agricultural trade issues such as non-tariff barriers, tariff rate quotas, and sanitary and phytosanitary measures. Responsibilities will include the maintenance and enhancement of existing U.S. crop models and the development of new tools for market and policy analysis. Other responsibilities include interacting with stakeholders and fellow researchers to stay abreast of market and policy developments, developing reports and publications to convey research results in academic and non-academic media, and making presentations to communicate analyses to a wide range of audiences.


Minimum qualifications: A Ph.D. degree in agricultural economics, economics, or related area, with specific emphasis in applied econometrics, from an accredited college or university, or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired is necessary. At least one year of full-time experience in a position where the chief responsibility was to develop and use structural economic models that estimate supply and demand equations, quantities, and prices of agricultural commodity markets for outlook and policy analysis is essential.

Preferred qualifications: Experience with structural economic market models (such as those developed at FAPRI-MU), commodity price analysis, farm policy, data management, and econometrics are preferred. Preferred areas of experience include using a structural economic model to estimate the market quantity and price impacts of barriers to trade and international markets more generally.

Other Information

MU's College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources strongly endorses the principles embodied in the MU's values statement - respect, responsibility, discovery, excellence ( In that context we seek to recruit and retain outstanding scholars who are: 1) committed to blending service with scholarship, 2) leaders, 3) good colleagues who will collaborate with others from diverse disciplines and backgrounds, and 4) flexible and adaptable in an era of rapid change.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Values & Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


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MU Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is committed to cultural diversity. The broad range of life experiences, values, cultural practices and perspectives in our community establishes an institutional foundation for innovative learning and discovery. It further expands the university's ability to become a globally-recognized epicenter for education, research and entrepreneurship. It is expected that the successful candidate will share this commitment.

Application Materials

Please complete an online application. Be prepared to upload a letter of application, resume/CV, and names and contact information for three (3) professional references are required. The finalist for the position must also provide official transcripts for PhD courses.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to Lauren Jackson (Tel.: 573-882-3576; Email: [email protected]).

Screening of applications will begin on upon the position's posting and will continue for 30 days or until the position is filled.





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Posted: 4/14/2018
Application Due: 6/13/2018
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