The Division of Applied Social Sciences seeks applications and
nominations for up to three (3) Senior Research Associates 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-MU provides quantitative analysis of the impact of policies
affecting agriculture, food and rural economies to the U.S.
Congress and other domestic and international decision makers.
Research areas are determined in large part by the expressed needs
of policy makers. In recent years, FAPRI-MU 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 incumbent(s) will work with FAPRI-MU researchers and staff in
their work to develop and enhance models used for market and policy
analysis with specific emphasis in United States crop markets,
costs of production, government farm program costs and farm income.
Responsibilities typically include the maintenance and enhancement
of existing models and the development of new tools for market and
policy analysis. Research topics often focus on the impacts of
policies and other drivers on agricultural market prices and
quantities using partial equilibrium models. 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.
- A Master’s degree in agricultural economics, economics,
statistics or related area.
Candidates will be evaluated on:
- Highest degree earned.
- Experience in using quantitative analytical methods and
experience with partial equilibrium models.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Excel. Experience with SAS and/or
- Familiarity with agricultural practices, markets and
- Strong communication skills in English are essential.
Candidates should have a record of presenting to diverse audiences
and writing reports to both academic and applied outlets.
- Experience presenting quantitative assessment to agricultural
producers, agribusiness representatives, or policy-makers.
, job id 39845, to submit an application. A letter of application,
resume/CV, and names and contact information for three (3)
professional references are required. Applicants must include
a written statement on their philosophy for promoting inclusivity
and diversity. The finalist for the position must also provide
official transcripts at the time of hiring.
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Columbia, MO 65211
Negotiable. Screening of applications will begin on upon the
position’s posting and will continue for 30 days or until the
position is filled.
Competitive pay based on qualifications and experience.
MU’s College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources strongly
endorses the principles embodied in the MU’s values statement –
respect, responsibility, discovery, excellence (http://www.missouri.edu/about/values.php).
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.
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 http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits.
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.
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applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated
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