Research Assistant or Associate Professor of Agricultural Economics

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Job Summary


Reporting to the Research Director, the Research Assistant Professor of Agricultural Economics is responsible for developing and/or leading a nationally recognized research program in any area of agricultural economics that is directed towards farm-level decision making.  Specific areas of interest include rural development, food security/safety, risk management, climate change and technology adoption.  Research is expected to be of a quality resulting in publications in leading disciplinary analysis skills and experience working with layered data sets related to agricultural economics. This is a 12-month non-tenure track 100% research position. 

This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.



Duties and Responsibilities


  • Write two to four grants per year and obtain funding for at least two.
  • Supervises the implementation of the grants/proposals and the integrity of the work to make sure that it is on point.
  • Keeps track of the administration and collection of the data, i.e. updating, purging, and ensuring that it is correct in every aspect.
  • Makes sure that the data meets the minimal compliance and reporting requirements of the funding agency and university policies and procedures.
  • Supervises research professionals and assistants.
  • Collaborates with other colleagues, other researchers and institutions.
  • Works closely with small farmers in the interpretation and administration of agricultural policies.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.





  • Ph.D. degree in agricultural economics or economics
  • Post-doctorate experience in research and/or teaching
  • Ability to establish a research program related to agricultural and economics in the United States with publications in disciplinary refereed journal
  • Demonstrated success in communicating research to a wide array of audiences
  • Ability to procure extramural funding that supports and results in peer-reviewed research publications.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with an engage diverse colleagues and students.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills, strong interpersonal skills, excellent organizational skills, demonstrated leadership qualities.
  • Excellent skills in applied econometrics
  • Familiar with SAS, STATA or related statistical/mathematical software


Working conditions


  • Travel may be required on occasion
  • Evening and weekend hours on occasion
  • Work will be, for the most part, indoors in a climate controlled environment, with occasional work to be performed outdoors (i.e. field research)


Physical requirements


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to handle or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

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Job No: 992904
Posted: 2/5/2019
Application Due: 4/5/2019
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