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Research Associate-Fixed Term

Company: Inside Higher Ed
Location: East Lansing
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

Job no: 689940Work type: Faculty/Academic StaffMajor Administrative Unit / College: College Of Agriculture And Nat ResourcesDepartment: Agricultural Food And Resource Economics 10002036Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad StaffSalary: Salary Commensurate with ExperienceLocation: East LansingCategories: Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Academic Staff, Agriculture, Research/Scientific, Non-UnionPosition SummaryThe Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics (AFRE) at Michigan State University announces an available Research Associate (postdoctoral) Fixed-Term position for research and capacity building as part of its Malawi-related activities under the Agricultural Transformation Initiative (ATI) funded by the Foundation for a Smoke Free World (FSFW). The anticipated position is available starting on or about March 1, 2021. Initial funding would be for 9-months, with extension possible based on funding and performance. The physical location of the Research Associate is flexible, recognizing that there may be advantages to be based near the MSU campus in East Lansing, Michigan. The Research Associate is expected to work closely with on-campus faculty and Malawi-based staff.Equal Employment Opportunity StatementAll qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.Required DegreeDoctorate -Agricultural economics, development econmicsMinimum RequirementsPh.D. in agricultural economics, development economics, or related fieldExperience in international development research and outreach, with a strong preference for those with in-country experience, whether extensive short-term or living overseasExcellent communication and academic writing skillsAbility to work independently and as a team playerStrong professional ethics and dedication to high quality researchDesired QualificationsStrong commitment to working with local counterparts and building their skillsFormal teaching experience and/or previous experience conducting technical trainings for researchersSoftware expertise in at least most of the following:Stata; SPSS; Wix Editor; Google Analytics; Open Data Kit (ODK)Required Application MaterialsCover letter demonstrating suitability for the positionCurriculum vitaeSpecial InstructionsReview of applications will begin on February 2 and will continue until the position is filled.Please direct any questions regarding this position to Thom Jayne () and Milu Muyanga ().Review of Applications Begins On02/10/2021Department StatementMichigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.MSU StatementMichigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.Advertised: Jan 27, 2021 Eastern Standard TimeApplications close: Jan 26, 2023 Eastern Standard Time

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