Ast Prof /Asc Professor Fixed Term
Job descriptionJob no: 691645
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Agriculture And Nat Resources
Department: Agricultural Food And Resource Economics 10002036
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Faculty, Agriculture, Research/Scientific, Non-Union
Ast Prof /Asc Professor Fixed TermPosition Summary
The Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics (AFRE) at Michigan State University announces an available Assistant / Associate Professor, Fixed Term position for research, capacity building, and program supervision as part of its anticipated Mozambique-related activities under the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research, Capacity, and Influence (PRCI). The anticipated position is available starting on or about April 1, 2021. Initial funding would be for two years, with extension possible based on funding and performance. The position will likely be based in East Lansing, Michigan (MSU campus) though out-posting to Mozambique may also be possible.
PRCI’s approach emphasizes local capacity building through collaborative research and training. AFRE’s research and capacity building in Mozambique will provide civil society, donors and government officials with guidance on how to improve food and nutrition security, enable rural livelihoods to become more resilient to climate shocks, and support Mozambique’s journey to self-reliance by building research and policy analysis capacity related to agriculture and food systems development.
The Assistant / Associate professor will serve as co-PI for the Mozambique project in collaboration with Dr. David Tschirley. The candidate is expected to supervise one Research Associate (post-doctoral) and one graduate assistant and to work closely with on-campus faculty and in-country staff.Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.Required Degree
Doctorate -Agricultural economics, development econMinimum Requirements
Ph.D. in agricultural economics, development economics, or related field.
At least five-years’ experience in international development research and outreach, with a strong preference for those with in-country experience, whether extensive short-term or living overseas.
Demonstrated ability to supervise a team of researchers ranging from stateside PhDs to local partners who may have PhD or MS or Bachelor’s degrees.
Ability to lead while working as a team player.
Extensive experience in the use of Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS) data and other household data sets.
Capability to understand and communicate in Portuguese; Spanish capability will also be considered.
Excellent communication and academic writing skills.
A strong work ethic and dedication to high-quality research.
Willingness to extend the period of your assignment if funding and project priorities permit.Desired Qualifications
Strong commitment to working with local counterparts and building their skills.
Formal teaching experience and/or previous experience conducting technical trainings for researchers.Required Application Materials
Cover letter demonstrating suitability for the position
Curriculum vitaeSpecial Instructions
Review of applications will continue until filled.
Please direct any questions regarding this position to David Tschirley ([email protected]).Review of Applications Begins On
Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.MSU Statement
Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.
Advertised: Feb 8, 2021 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Feb 8, 2023 Eastern Standard Time