Professor of Agricultural Markets and Policy
Company: University of Missouri
Posted on: February 12, 2019
Professor of Agricultural Markets and Policy The Division of Applied Social Sciences seeks applications andnominations for a non-tenure track appointment at the level of fullprofessor. The successful candidate will participate in domesticand international programs with the Food and Agricultural PolicyResearch Institute (FAPRI) and serve as a faculty member in theDivision of Applied Social Sciences. Responsibilities includeagricultural market and policy research, outreach to disseminateresearch results, and interaction with policy makers, as well asteaching, advising, and other Departmental duties.-- Responsibilities of the position include facilitating thesuccessful operation and management of FAPRI including leadershipin the specification, estimation, and operation of analytic systemsdesigned to evaluate policy options for government and businessdecision makers in agriculture, food, nutrition, and theenvironment. Candidate will also be expected to play a part in thedepartment's graduate teaching program and maintain an activeprogram of scholarship including publishing in scientific journals,advising graduate students, and attracting external grants.-- FAPRI provides quantitative analysis of agricultural marketspolicy and biofuel markets and policy to the U.S. Congress andother domestic and international decision makers in a timelymanner. Research areas are determined in large part by theexpressed needs of policy makers. In recent years, FAPRI hasconducted research that has helped policy makers understand issuesrelated to domestic farm policies in the United States, theEuropean Union, and other countries; international trade agreementsand negotiations; and a wide range of developments in agriculturalmarkets.-- The successful candidate will take a leading role in FAPRI-MUagricultural market and policy research and in disseminatingresults. Specific thrust areas for analysis are need-based, asFAPRI works closely with policy makers to identify their immediateanalytical needs, but may include developing further FAPRI'scapacity for crop and livestock policy analysis or extending theeconomic models up-stream or down-stream in the broaderagricultural sector. Research is expected to lead to both scholarlypublications and forms of communication more accessible to policymakers and the public.-- While applied research at FAPRI will be a primary emphasis, theposition will also involve graduate students mentoring, oversightof post-doctoral students, oversight of a staff of over twelvepersons and other responsibilities in the Division.-- The position is a 9-month appointment. The position is expectedto have the following approximate allocation of effort:Administration - 10%, Research/scholarship - 70%, and Service &Engagement -20%.-- Qualifications The selected candidate will have a PhD (or equivalent) inagricultural or applied economics, economics or a related socialsciences discipline. The selected candidate will be expected tocollaborate within an interdisciplinary environment. He or she musthave the capability to link scholarship work with engagement andpolicy efforts that extend past the University campus to nationalpolicy makers and opinion leaders.-- He or she should also have experience in attracting externalfunding. Other desired qualifications include interpersonal skills,the ability to lead within an academic environment, work withinterdisciplinary teams and the willingness to adapt as changearises. Application Materials Please visit http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic/index.php(Job ID #28692) to submit an application. All applications mustinclude a letter of interest in the position, current CurriculumVitae, relevant scholarship-related work samples, contactinformation for three professional references, and other supportingmaterials. The finalist for the position will be required toprovide official transcripts for graduate courses. For More Information Dr. Patrick Westhoff Chair, Search Committee 200 Mumford Hall Columbia, MO 65211 WesthoffP@missouri.edu;--573-882-4647 Start Date Negotiable. June 1, 2019, is the target. Salary Competitive pay based on qualifications and experience. Benefit Eligibility This position is eligible for University benefits. TheUniversity offers a comprehensive benefits package, includingmedical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational feediscounts. For additional information on University benefits,please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits Diversity Commitment The Employer is fully committed to achieving thegoal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty,staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to thisgoal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility,discovery and excellence. Equal Employment Opportunity Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees andapplicants for employment on the basis of their demonstratedability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basisof their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex,pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression,age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other statusprotected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall notbe interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights ofreligious organizations or the recruiting rights of militaryorganizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department ofHomeland Security of the United States of America. For moreinformation, call the Vice Chancellor of Human ResourceServices/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.-- To request ADA accommodations, please call the DisabilityInclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278. The Chronicle of Higher Education. Keywords: Professor, Location: Columbia, MO - 65211
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