The Division of Applied Social Sciences seeks applications and nominations for a Sr. Research Associate. This is an unranked, non-regular, 9-month appointment with both applied research (60 percent) and extension (40 percent) responsibilities. The successful candidate will provide expertise to the Division's Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) and Agricultural Business and Policy Extension programs around farm management, agricultural policy and value-added agriculture.
The Sr. Research Associate will
Plan, organize and conduct highly independent agricultural research.
Develop extension programs and curriculum that can be offered/implemented across the state to support Missouri farmers and agribusinesses with an emphasis on farm management, risk management, agricultural policy and value-added agriculture.
Implement educational opportunities for regional MU extension specialists to receive training in current topics related to farm management, agricultural policy and value-added agriculture.
Develop, design, test and evaluate methods and protocols for funded research projects.
Analyze, summarize and organize data for publication.
Minimum Qualifications: A Master's in Agricultural Economics or related degree at the time of application.
Candidates will be evaluated on their written and communication skills and agricultural extension work experience.
Please visit http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic/ to submit an application. All applications must include a letter of application, current resume/CV and contact information for three professional references. The finalist for the position will be required to provide official transcripts for graduate courses.
Questions regarding this position should be directed to:
Chair, Sr. Research Associate Search Committee
223 Mumford Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211
Screening of applications will begin on upon the position's posting and will continue for 30 days or until the position is filled.
MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources strongly endorses the principles embodied in MU's values statement - respect, responsibility, discover, excellence ( http://www.missouri.edu/about/values.php ) In that context we seek to recruit and retain outstanding scholars who are: 1) committed to blending service with scholarship, 2) leaders, 3) good colleagues who will collaborate with others from diverse disciplines and backgrounds and, 4) flexible and adaptable in an era of rapid change.
The Division of Applied Social Sciences is part of the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, and is a multi-disciplinary division which includes nationally recognized applied research centers including the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI), McQuinn Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership and Graduate Institute of Cooperative Leadership (GICL). The division's purpose is to develop and empower decision makers who can manage the global food and natural resource systems and lead rural communities. The mission is to be the leading institution in outreach-driven education and research that integrates science-based information into public and private decision making.
This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits
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