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Research Professor and Director, Center for Global Trade Analysis, Department of Agricultural Economics (002966-2013)

Rank:  All ranks will be considered

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. Performance will be evaluated by the Executive Director of the Center for Global Trade Analysis as well as the Department Head. Promotion in rank will be based on evaluations by a committee of tenured faculty. Reappointment is contingent on funding availability and satisfactory performance.

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.

The College:  The Department of Agricultural Economics https://ag.purdue.edu/agecon/Pages/default.aspx is
part of the College of Agriculture at Purdue University that is deeply committed to the three land-grant missions (teaching, research, and Extension), to international activities and perspectives that span all missions, and to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort. The College has 11 academic departments and includes 320 faculty, 2650 undergraduate students, and 690 graduate students. Purdue Extension is comprised of campus specialists who partner with a statewide system of 270 professionals in all 92 counties delivering high-impact research-based programs to stakeholders in Indiana and around the world.The College’s strategic plan can be accessed at https://www2.ag.purdue.edu/Pages/strategicplan.aspx.

Application Procedure: Applications may be initiated by writing to or emailing: Wendy Kincaid, Center for Global Trade Analysis, Department of Agricultural Economics, 403 W. State St., Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana  47907-2056.  Email: wkincaid@purdue.edu   A complete application includes a statement describing the applicant’s research interests, leadership experience, motivation for applying, and a CV. Names, addresses, and phone numbers of four references who can evaluate the applicant’s qualifications for this position should be also provided.

Closing Date:  Review of applications will begin November 1, 2013 and close December 31, 2013, or until a successful candidate is identified. 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.