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Visiting Research Scholar in Economics (AY 2020-2021)

Company: Montana State University
Location: Bozeman
Posted on: May 11, 2019

Job Description:

Position Details Position Information Announcement NumberSTAFF - VA - 19314 For questions regarding this position, please contact: Questions about the position can be directed to the initiative's co-directors, Dr. Vincent Smith (vsmith@montana.edu) or Dr. Wendy Stock (wstock@montana.edu). Classification TitleResearch Professional Working TitleVisiting Research Scholar in Economics (AY 2020-2021) Brief Position Overview Position Number4C7951 DepartmentAgricultural Economics & Economics DivisionCollege of Agriculture/MAES Appointment TypeProfessional Contract TermAcademic Year Semester If other, specify From date If other, specify End date FLSAExempt Union AffiliationExempt from Collective Bargaining FTE1.0 Benefits EligibleEligible SalarySalary commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications. (Stipend equivalent to $60,000 per academic year at 1.0 FTE) Contract TypeLOA If other, please specify Recruitment TypeOpen Position Details General Statement Montana State University is a land grant university with total enrollment of 16,500 students including about 1,500 graduate students. Bozeman is a community of 40,000 people situated in the Gallatin Valley, 90 miles north of Yellowstone National Park. Residents enjoy a high quality of life, excellent public schools, and outstanding recreational and cultural opportunities. The Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics (DAEE) is jointly administered by the College of Agriculture and the College of Letters and Science and has about 20 faculty members. The Department ascribes to the highest academic standards and is dedicated to education that develops human capital. Faculty members are highly productive scholars, who conduct research in economics, with an emphasis on agricultural and applied microeconomics and a focus on high quality publications in leading refereed journals. DAEE faculty obtain substantial extramural grant funding. The Department provides high quality teaching and outreach programs. Undergraduate degrees are offered in Agricultural Business, Economics, and Financial Engineering (joint with the College of Engineering), with about 300 total undergraduate majors. DAEE courses play large service roles for other programs in the University. The Department offers a rigorous, highly respected Master's degree in Applied Economics. Duties and Responsibilities We invite applications for semester- or year-long research positions during the 2020-2021 academic year. Visiting positions are sponsored by the MSU Initiative for Regulatory and Applied Economic Analysis, which is housed in the DAEE. The mission of the initiative is to engage undergraduate and graduate students with faculty in academic research that will further the understanding of U.S. economic regulation and policy's impact on societal well-being. The initiative awards research grants, research fellowships, and research assistantships to facilitate research, analysis, and teaching of U.S. regulatory economics as applied to agriculture, healthcare, technology, finance, natural resources, education, public safety, and other sectors; leverages the University's geographic position and research track record to inform the public policy debate on state, regional, and national issues; has lasting impact on undergraduate and graduate students by providing support to enable their research on relevant public policy topics; and enhances the intellectual capital of MSU faculty and other universities or centers by providing research and teaching opportunities. Research will be in regulatory economics as applied to agriculture, healthcare, technology, finance, natural resources, education, public safety, and other sectors of the economy and is expected to result in publications in leading disciplinary refereed journals and related shorter white papers intended to communicate the research to a broad audience. Scholars will be given office space and are expected to reside in or around Bozeman and to be active contributors to the initiative's programs. Scholars will also be provided a $5,000 budget for research-related expenses. This position is ideal for tenured faculty on semester- or year-long sabbaticals from their current institutions. Required Qualifications - Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills + Ph.D. in economics or closely related discipline. + Demonstrated success in publishing peer-reviewed research in the past five years U.S. in regulatory economics and U.S. policy analysis as applied to agriculture, healthcare, technology, finance, natural resources, education, public safety, and other sectors of the U.S. economy. Preferred Qualifications - Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills + Demonstrated success in obtaining external funding. + Demonstrated success in presenting research findings to a wide array of audiences. The Successful Candidate Will Have excellent verbal and written communications skills, strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to contribute successfully to the initiative's research mission. Position Special Requirements/Additional Information This position should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University's rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. Please submit 1) letter of application addressing the job description and required and preferred qualifications listed above, 2) curriculum vita, 3) a statement describing the research project to be conducted during the visit. Questions about the position can be directed to the initiative's co-directors, Dr. Vincent Smith (vsmith@montana.edu) or Dr. Wendy Stock (wstock@montana.edu). Physical Demands Continuation of employment is contingent upon availability of funding. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. This position has supervisory duties?No Posting Detail Information Number of Vacancies1 Desired Start DateUpon successful completion of search Position End Date (if temporary) Open Date Close Date Applications will be: Screening of applications will begin on May 15, 2019; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established. Special Instructions To be considered for this position, please submit: 1) letter of application addressing the job description and the required and preferred qualifications listed above, 2) curriculum vita, and 3) a statement describing the research project to be conducted during the visit. Diversity Statement Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples. Montana State University is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of an individual's race, color, religion, national origin, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran's status, sex, age, political ideas, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation. In support of the University's mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged.Montana State University makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant's ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee's ability to perform the duties of the job. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Office, PO Box 172520, Montana State University, Bozeman MT 59717-2520; 406-994-3651; recruitment@montana.edu .In compliance with the Montana Veteran's Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran's preference please complete the veteran's preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile. MSU's Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU Website: http://www.montana.edu/hr/disability_accommodation/complaints_grievances.html .

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