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Research Assistant Professor Development Economics

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Job Title:Research Assistant Professor Development Economics

Department:FAES | Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics

This position is a Research Assistant Professor (Non-Tenure) position. This is a 9-month appointment with 100% research and 0% teaching and Extension. The initial appointment will be as a .5 FTE for one year. The individual is expected to cover their salary with grant funding.

The individual will conduct research in the field of development economics. Projects will improve understanding of subjects such as women's financial inclusion, digital financial services, and labor-force participation in low-income countries. This individual will lead research teams and collaborate to publish research results; submit research grant proposals; give conference presentations; and give advice to graduate students. The expected start date is July 1, 2024.

Required qualifications: PhD in economics or applied economics; a record of journal publication success; experience leading research teams in low-income countries.

Screening of applications begins June 10, 2025 and continue until the position is filled. Complete applications include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, a writing sample, and the names and contact information for three references. Questions can be directed to Search Committee Chair, Ian Sheldon.1@osu.edu

The Department

The Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics (AEDE) is a national leader in applied economics with cutting-edge programs in agricultural economics and agribusiness; environmental and natural resource economics; sustainability; international and development economics; and urban, regional and community economics. We couple our top-three ranked research program with education and outreach in fulfillment of the university’s Land Grant mission. In addition to our PhD program and our professional Master of Applied Economics, we offer two B.S. degree programs: Agribusiness and Applied Economics (AAE) and Environment and Natural Resources: Environment, Economy, Development, and Sustainability (EEDS). We are committed to enhancing an already excellent team of diverse faculty, students, and staff, and promoting positive and inclusive work environments for all individuals. Additional information is available on the department’s website, https://aede.osu.edu/home.

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Location:Agricultural Administration (0003)

Position Type:Regular

Scheduled Hours:20

Shift:Varying Shifts

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