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Research Analyst, Rural and Farm Finance Policy Analysis Center


Job Description

The Rural and Farm Finance (RaFF) policy analysis center was established in 2021 through a series of cooperative agreements with the United States Department of Agriculture’s Office of the Chief Economist (USDA-OCE) with the mission to illuminate current issues related to the area of agricultural finance. RaFF is a center in the Division of Applied Social Sciences, one of six academic units in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources at the University of Missouri.

RaFF invites applications for a Research Analyst who support research in the center including delivery of research to local stakeholders in Missouri.

The primary focus of the position will be to work with the team of RaFF researchers in gathering and assembling data needed in the center. The position is expected to interact with stakeholders in Missouri to deliver results from RaFF researchers.

Key responsibilities will include the following:




  1. Data management and collection from secondary sources related to the field of agricultural finance,
  2. Communication of research results to local stakeholders including Missouri agricultural commodity groups, and
  3. Help RaFF grow its prominence in agricultural finance circles.



Minimum Qualifications

BS in agricultural or applied economics, or a related social sciences discipline.

Candidates will be evaluated on:

A strong record of working with varied stakeholder groups within Missouri to share research results from the center.

Application Materials

Please visit , Job ID 46061, to submit an application. All applications must include a letter of interest in the position, current resume, and contact information for three professional references. The finalist for the position will be required to provide official transcripts for graduate courses.

Other Information

For More Information:

Scott Brown
129 Mumford Hall
Columbia, Missouri 65211


Competitive pay based on qualifications and experience.

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

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 Director of Employee and Labor Relations at 573-884-2577.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Accessibility and ADA at 573-884-7278.


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