Employment Opportunities​


Agricultural Economics Department Head

Department of Agricultural Economics

Tenure Track Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Risk Management

Department of Agricultural Economics
 
Principle Duties: The Department of Agricultural Economics is seeking a self-directed candidate to develop an internationally recognized program of scholarly research, outreach, and teaching in risk management and farm-level decision making. The person filling this academic year position will be expected to develop a highly visible research-based program including acquisition of external funding and development of innovative educational delivery to stakeholders and students. The Department has a rich tradition in the area of agricultural policy and the successful candidate is expected to contribute to those efforts. The successful candidate is expected to disseminate research results through peer reviewed journals, Extension outlets, executive education programs, and online means of communication. The Department has a strong group of professionals focused on farm and agribusiness management and the successful applicant will be expected to contribute to the Department’s expertise and national reputation in this arena. Opportunities will exist for the successful candidate to develop innovative outreach programs to meet producer needs for applied research, to help them manage risks in the context of an increasingly volatile agricultural market, and to have a voice in national public policy discussions evaluating alternative market-based risk management tools. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to work closely with complementary resources at Purdue including the Center for Commercial Agriculture and the Center for Food and Agribusiness, both of which are housed within the Department. In addition, the successful applicant will also have the opportunity to work with faculty and staff affiliated with the Purdue Soybean Center and the Purdue Climate Change Research Center in addition to a wide variety of other College and University resources. The department is committed to effective teaching and the person in this position is expected to contribute to excellence in classroom instruction at undergraduate and graduate levels.
 
Qualifications: The candidate must have a Ph.D. in agricultural economics, economics, business, marketing, management or other closely related field. Outstanding expertise in microeconomic theory and quantitative methods as well as evidence of program interests in problems related to production agriculture and national agricultural policy are required. This position requires a strong ability to communicate orally and in writing and the skill to be an effective teacher when working in the classroom or public forums. Classroom teaching experience is preferred. Salary will be commensurate with training and experience.
 
The College: The Department is an integral part of the College of Agriculture, one of the world’s leading colleges of agricultural, food, life, and natural resource sciences and ranked number 5 globally in the 2015 QS World University Rankings. The College is deeply committed to the three land-grant missions (teaching, research, and extension), to international activities and perspectives that span all missions, and to supporting a diverse and inclusive environment focused on excellence in all we do. The College has 11 academic departments and includes 330 faculty, 2710 undergraduate students, and 685 graduate students. The College’s strategic plan can be accessed at https://www2.ag.purdue.edu/Pages/strategicplan.aspx.
 
Application Procedure: Applications must be sent to Debby Weber, Assistant to the Head, Department of Agricultural Economics, 403 West State St., Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907–2056, weberdl@purdue.edu. A complete application includes a short statement describing research, teaching and Extension interests, graduate transcripts, a writing sample, contact information for three references, and curriculum vitae. Screening of applicants will begin October 15, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. A background check is required for employment in this position.
 
Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
 

Assistant Professor of Agricultural Trade and Global Sustainability

Tenure track faculty appointment.
Department of Agricultural Economics
 
Principle Duties: The Department of Agricultural Economics is seeking an outstanding individual to develop a nationally recognized program in international agricultural trade and global sustainability. Feeding a growing, increasingly affluent global population while improving environmental quality presents a major challenge for the agricultural sector. The successful candidate will pursue research aimed at understanding how ongoing changes in technology, climate, demography and economy interact through international agricultural markets, thereby shaping both local and global economic and environmental outcomes. Applicants will be expected to tap into the growing availability of geospatial data at local, national and global scales in order to bridge disciplinary boundaries and inform science-based sustainability strategies and policies. This academic year appointment links two signature areas of strength at Purdue: International Trade and Energy/Natural Resource Economics.  Excellent collaboration opportunities exist with the Center for Global Trade Analysis (GTAP), spatial economics undertaken by the Department’s SHAPE group, the international trade group in Economics, Purdue’s Global Sustainability Institute, as well as other interdisciplinary research groups. The successful applicant will demonstrate potential for leveraging worldwide interest in sustainability by major foundations, governments and inter-governmental organizations, in order to contribute to external grant funding to support their research. The Department has a reputation for excellence in teaching and the successful candidate will contribute to this mission at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, working closely with faculty and graduate students to advance knowledge in the areas of international agricultural trade and global sustainability.
 
Qualifications: The candidate must have a Ph.D. in agricultural and applied economics, economics or another closely related field, along with expertise in economic theory and quantitative methods as well as evidence of program interests in problems related to international agricultural trade and the environment. This position requires a strong ability to communicate orally and in writing and the skill to effectively communicate research findings in public forums as well as in the classroom. Salary will be commensurate with training and experience.
 
The College:  The Department is an integral part of the College of Agriculture, one of the world’s leading colleges of agricultural, food, life, and natural resource sciences and ranked number 5 globally in the 2015 QS World University Rankings. The College is deeply committed to the three land-grant missions (teaching, research, and extension), to international activities and perspectives that span all missions, and to supporting a diverse and inclusive environment focused on excellence in all we do.  The College has 11 academic departments and includes 330 faculty, 2710 undergraduate students, and 685 graduate students. The College’s strategic plan can be accessed at  https://www2.ag.purdue.edu/Pages/strategicplan.aspx.
 
Application Procedure: Applications must be sent to: www.EconJobMarket.org here: Applink
Your application to EJM.org must include a short statement describing research, teaching and Extension interests, graduate transcripts, a writing sample, contact information for three references, and curriculum vitae. Please label your pdf application files using this naming convention: LastName:Application Letter, LastName:Statement, LastName:CV, etc. Screening of applicants will begin December 1, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. A background check is required for employment in this position.

For further information:  weberdl@purdue.edu       
 
Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Research Economist

Center for Global Trade Analysis
Department of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN USA

Description: The Center for Global Trade Analysis, housed in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University, is the home of the Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP), a global network of researchers and policy makers conducting quantitative analysis of international policy issues. The data team member will contribute to the maintenance, development and documentation of the GTAP Data Base and related data and software products through direct contribution and collaboration with external contributors; maintain an active research agenda in an area of interest to the Center; and participate in GTAP outreach activities including communication with stakeholders and other experts and teaching in the GTAP short courses.

Qualifications: 

Required:

 

  • ​Master’s degree in economics, agricultural economics, operations research, industrial engineering, computer science, or a related discipline.
  • Three years of economic research experience, with an emphasis on economic modeling.
  • Experience should cover one or more of the following economic domains: input-output economics, energy economics, and/or the economics of trade and protection.
  • Some experience dealing with large data sets and constrained optimization or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated aptitude in quantitative economics. 
  • Knowledge of mathematical programming, scripting languages such as Perl or Python, very high-level programming languages such as GEMPACK, GAMS, R, or MATLAB, use of software development tools such as build management tools, version management tools, or shell scripting.
  • Excellent customer service skills and professionalism in dealing with external business partners, students, faculty and staff.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to influence and build working relationships among a diverse workforce at all levels.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with emphasis on accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Motivated individual with ability to efficiently multi task, work under pressure, handle frequent interruptions and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to identify and determine problems, analyze information and implement solutions.
  • Capable of taking initiative, assuming responsibility and handling confidential information with discretion.
  • Ability to work independently and contribute to a team environment.
Preferred:

 

 

  • Three years of economic research experience, in global economic analysis, with an emphasis on economic modeling.
  • Experience dealing with large data sets in Input-Output tables.

 

Application: To apply for this position, please visit: http://purdue.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=1600284&lang=en

Anticipated start date:  May 1, 2016

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer.  All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. 

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