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Senior Research Economist

Center for Global Trade Analysis
Department of Agricultural Economics
Purdue University
West Lafayette, Indiana, United States


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.

As a senior data team member, he/she will contribute to the maintenance, development and documentation of the GTAP Data Base and related data and software products through direct contribution, supervision of junior colleagues 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.

Required:
• Master's degree in Economics, Agricultural Economics, Industrial Engineering, Computer Science
   or closely related field.
• Three years' research experience in global economic analysis.
• An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
• Experience in management of economic research, economic modeling, input-output economics,
   energy economics, or economics of trade and protection.
• Experience development and management of large datasets, constrained optimization, mathematical
   programming, scripting languages such as Perl or Python, very high-level programming languages such as
  GEMPACK, GAMS, R, or MATLAB.
• Experience in the use of software development tools such as build management tools, version management
  tools, or shell scripting.
• A strong aptitude in quantitative economics.

Additional Information • A background check will be required for employment in this position.
• FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible For Overtime).
• Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contribution Waiting Period.
• Purdue University is an equal opportunity, equal access, affirmative action employer fully
committed to achieving a diverse workforce.


To apply, please visit Purdue University's Career website. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is identified.

Purdue University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer

 

 

Research Professor and Director

All ranks will be considered
Center for Global Trade Analysis
Department of Agricultural Economics
Purdue University
West Lafayette, Indiana, United States

Principal Duties: As a member of the Faculty, this individual will develop an internationally recognized research program in global economic analysis. As Director of the Center for Global Trade Analysis, s/he will provide leadership for the Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP), a vibrant, global network (www.gtap.agecon.purdue.edu) of more than 10,000 researchers and policy makers conducting state-of-the-art, quantitative analysis of international policy issues. The Director will have the opportunity to serve as the primary point of contact with the GTAP Consortium, comprising 29 of the leading institutions in this field. S/he will leverage these assets to obtain external grant support, publish and supply policy analysis to decision makers. The Director will also have the opportunity to supervise PhD students, as well as leading the team developing the GTAP data base and associated models. These analytical tools form the backbone of much of the current global economic analysis of international trade and environmental policies and the Director/Professor will contribute to shaping their development in the future.

This is a non-tenure-track faculty position. The incumbent will have full voting rights on all departmental matters except those involving curriculum, and tenure-track faculty promotion and tenure.

Salary and Benefits: Salary is competitive and commensurate with education, training and professional experience, and an excellent fringe benefit package that includes retirement program, medical, and life and disability insurance.

Qualifications: The successful applicant will hold a Ph.D. in economics, agricultural, environmental or applied economics, and will have substantial research experience in global economic analysis – including a solid foundation in applied general equilibrium modeling of policy issues and experience working with teams of researchers using large-dimensioned, global economic data sets.

Application Procedure: Application instructions and complete details may be found at https://www.gtap.agecon.purdue.edu/about/jobopps.asp

Closing Date: Review of applications will begin November 1, 2013 and will continue until a successful candidate is identified. A background check is required for employment in this position.

Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity / Equal Access / Affirmative Action employer.

 

 

Clinical Professor / Associate Director MS-MBA Program
All ranks (Assistant/Associate/Full) will be considered.
Clinical/Professional Faculty hold non-tenure track faculty appointments.
Center for Food and Agricultural Business (CAB)
Department of Agricultural Economics

 

Principal Duties: The Center for Food and Agricultural Business is seeking a dedicated faculty leader who will direct the design, development, and delivery of organizational behavior, leadership, and human resource management topics in CAB Engagement programs. The position requires intense involvement with CAB’s internal and external stakeholders, as well as delivery in executive education classrooms at a world-class level. The successful candidate will represent the Organizational Behavior/Human Resource/Leadership discipline on collaborative teams that draw from a diverse set of knowledge professionals. These include faculty in agricultural economics at Purdue University and other parts of academia as well as professionals from a diverse set of agribusiness fields around the world. Duties will include developing creative works and leading applied research projects as needed. In addition to playing a key role in CAB engagement activities, the successful candidate will serve as an associate director of the Center, leading the MS-MBA program – a dual degree program that offers a Master of Science in Agricultural Economics from Purdue and an MBA from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University (IU). Key responsibilities within this role include oversight of all aspects of the MS-MBA degree program, including curriculum development, pedagogy, innovations in teaching methods and delivery. The successful candidate will be expected to teach in the MS/MBA program. Other expectations are to recruit and lead faculty instructors, supervise professional design and marketing staff, and coordinate academic assessment and capstone projects for degree-seeking students. This role also requires interaction with faculty and graduate program staff at both degree-granting institutions. Program direction and engagement activities will take place domestically and internationally, requiring travel about 10% of the time.

Qualifications: The candidate must have a PhD in Psychology, Human Resources, Organizational Behavior or related field. He or she must have notable experience in organizational behavior, human resources or leadership. Knowledge of agribusiness, experience delivering professional development programs to adult learners in an academic environment, and experience in higher education are desirable. The successful candidate will have demonstrated strengths in working collaboratively, communicating orally in formal education settings as well as with colleagues, and writing for executive and/or academic audiences. Salary and Benefits: Salary is competitive and commensurate with education, training and professional experience, and an excellent fringe benefit package that includes retirement program, medical, and life and disability insurance.

The Center: For more than 25 years, CAB has helped people in the food and agribusiness industries improve their management competencies to address the challenges and opportunities of a dynamic and complex agri-food system. The Center provides innovative professional development experiences, advanced degree opportunities and applied research to the industry.

The College: The Department of Agricultural Economics is an integral part of the College of Agriculture, one of the world’s leading colleges of agricultural, food, social, life, and natural resource sciences and ranked number 6 globally in the 2013 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 320 faculty, 2704 undergraduate students, and 690 graduate students. The College’s strategic plan is found at: https://www2.ag.purdue.edu/Pages/strategicplan.aspx

Application: Apply for this position as a Candidate at EconJobMarket.org and upload your application documents here: https://www.econjobmarket.org/ A complete application includes: a short statement describing how the candidate’s experience will contribute to success in this role, graduate transcripts, a writing sample, address/e-mail information for 3 references, and a CV. A background check is required for employment in this position. Application review will begin October 20, 2013 and will continue until a successful candidate is identified. For further information, please contact Debby Weber, Search Coordinator.

Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/ Equal Access /Affirmative Action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.

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