Research Assistant Professor

North Dakota State University   Fargo, ND   Full-time     Education
Posted on July 3, 2024
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Description & Details: The Center for Agricultural Policy and Trade Studies at North Dakota State University seeks to appoint a promising early career researcher in international economics. The research assistant professor position is funded by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture and has an anticipated start date of January 16, 2025, or as negotiated. This is a full-time, non-tenure track position.

Primary criteria are the quality of the applicant's research and interest/experience in international economics. The position provides an outstanding opportunity for independent research and opportunities for collaboration. The successful candidate will collaborate with a team of researchers from NDSU, UC Davis, and USDA-ERS to evaluate the trade and welfare implications of GMO regulations. The postdoctoral research associate is expected to participate actively in the University's intellectual activities and may participate in the teaching program.

Work Schedule:

Advertised Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Minimum Qualifications: Successful applicants must have received a doctoral degree in economics or related fields, preferably within the last two years (or expected by January 2025). They should have excellent oral and written communication skills and advanced training in international economics. Equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable.

Preferred Qualifications: Include a record of extramural funding and publications; advanced training and analytical experience in international economics, specifically quantitative trade modeling and the application of machine learning techniques to economic research problems, including the demonstrated ability to analyze detailed firm-level and satellite data using advanced statistical methods. The successful candidate can work independently and collegially with colleagues from diverse disciplines and experience.

Applicant Materials Required: • Cover letter

• Curriculum vitae

• Statement of research

• One (or at the most two) research papers/job market paper

• Three confidential letters of reference

Screening will begin 10/1/24.


NDSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes single or family health insurance coverage with premiums paid for by the university - with an effective date for new employees the first of the month following date of hire. Other benefits include: wellness benefits, basic life insurance, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual leave, EAP, sick leave and holiday pay. Optional benefits include: supplemental life, dental, vision, long-term care insurance, flexible spending account, and supplemental retirement plans.

About Us:

North Dakota State University is distinctive as a student focused, land-grant, research university. We educate leaders who solve national and global challenges by providing affordable access to an excellent education that combines teaching and research in a rich learning environment.

NDSU is in the highest Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, R1, granted to the top research institutions in the country.

NDSU has offices across the state of North Dakota, and the main campus is in Fargo, on the Minnesota border. Along with Moorhead, Minnesota, Fargo forms one of the largest metropolitan centers between Minneapolis and Seattle. The community is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live.

No Smoking Notice :

As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.

EO/AA Statement:

North Dakota State University is an Equal Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, gender expression/identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, participation in lawful off-campus activity, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, public assistance status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, spousal relationship to current employee, or veteran status, as applicable.

Diversity Statement:

NDSU strives to be a community of belonging, recognizing unique differences as strengths of our university. We seek to recruit and retain a diverse workforce that supports a community in which diverse populations and perspectives will know and learn from one another. NDSU values candidates who are committed to our core values of respect, inclusivity, community, creativity, excellence, impact, innovation, integrity, resilience, responsiveness, and transformation. Successful candidates will be committed to and help advance our strategic goal to create and maintain an open and respectful environment to promote inclusivity and diversity as a cornerstone of education, research, and outreach.

Veteran's Preference Notice:

This position is subject to North Dakota Veteran's Preference requirements.

Reasonable Accommodation Information

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