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Michigan State University Research Associate-Fixed Term in East Lansing, Michigan

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Work type:Faculty/Academic Staff

Major Administrative Unit / College:College Of Agriculture And Nat Resources

Department:Agricultural Food And Resource Economics 10002036

Sub Area:FAS- Fac./Acad Staff

Salary:Salary Commensurate with Experience

Location:East Lansing

Categories:Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Academic Staff, Agriculture, Research/Scientific, Non-Union

Position Summary

The 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 Statement

All 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 Degree

Doctorate -Agricultural economics, development econmics

Minimum Requirements

Ph.D. in agricultural economics, development economics, or related field

Experience in international development research and outreach, with a strong preference for those with in-country experience, whether extensive short-term or living overseas

Excellent communication and academic writing skills

Ability to work independently and as a team player

Strong professional ethics and dedication to high quality research

Desired Qualifications

Strong commitment to working with local counterparts and building their skills

Formal teaching experience and/or previous experience conducting technical trainings for researchers

Software expertise in at least most of the following:

Stata; SPSS; Wix Editor; Google Analytics; Open Data Kit (ODK)

Required Application Materials

Cover letter demonstrating suitability for the position

Curriculum vitae

Special Instructions

Review 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 (jayne@msu.edu) and Milu Muyanga (muyangam@msu.edu).

Review of Applications Begins On

02/10/2021

Department Statement

Michigan 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 Statement

Michigan 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, 2021Eastern Standard Time

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