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Research Assistant Professor - Agricultural and Development Economics

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School / Campus / College: Evans School of Public Policy & Governance

Organization: Evans School of Public Policy & Governance

Title: Research Assistant Professor - Agricultural and Development Economics

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Position Description

The Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy & Governance, at the University of Washington, invites applications for a Research Assistant Professor, with anticipated start date of September 2022. This is a full-time non-tenure track Research Assistant Professor position with a twelve -month service period. The initial three-year appointment is renewable contingent upon performance and funding. (100% FTE, 12-month service period, UW Job Class Code: 10143).

This position will perform research in applied microeconomics focused on sub-Saharan small scale producer agriculture, development, and agricultural statistics through use of household level surveys, including the LSMS-ISA, and spatial and novel data. This position may also explore the intersection of the above topics with climate, gender, and inclusion. Our School values diversity, rigor, and innovative approaches to research and practice.

This is a research appointment that also involves providing analytical services to funders. The position will involve engaging external stakeholders in the broader international development community, helping to build out a new UW Center on Risk and Inclusion in Food Systems (CRIFS), providing data and analytic service under the Evans School Policy Analysis and Research group (EPAR), and leading a new evidence-based decision-making teaching program for emerging sub-Saharan African leaders. Successful applicants will be expected to seek and secure additional grant funding. This position is not expected to have regular classroom teaching obligations but may include the opportunity to teach graduate or undergraduate level courses at the Evans School, with such opportunities being contingent on the needs of the school, appropriate budgetary resources, and project workload.

Review of applications will begin on Feb. 15th and will continue until position is filled.

The University of Washington’s Evans School of Public Policy & Governance is recognized as one of the best public affairs programs in the country. The School is located in close proximity to a strong public-sector environment and has partnerships with organizations that lead the way to drive change for the public good. University of Washington offers one of the most exceptional research and teaching environments in the United States. UW is the most innovative public university in the world, per Reuters’ ranking. Seattle is a region of explosive growth, global trade, technological advancement, a thriving nonprofit community, and a long history of innovative government. It is also a cultural metropolis surrounded by the unparalleled natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Seattle offers a quality of life that is among the highest in the country, with beautiful lakes and parks, incredible walkability, bike lanes, and a lively music and cultural scene. 


MINIMUM: A PhD or foreign equivalent in a relevant field.

Demonstrated expertise with complex household level surveys, including the LSMS-ISA, and working with spatial and novel data.

Candidates who do not submit all required materials or fail to satisfy minimum qualifications cannot be considered for this position.


Applicants should submit a formal letter of interest indicating research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, at least three letters of recommendation, and samples of research work, and course evaluations.  Applicants should also submit a statement that describes how the applicant’s experiences, teaching, research, and/or service have the potential to support the Evans School’s mission and values, especially our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.  (Note: in accord with the University's expressed commitment to excellence and equity, any contributions in scholarship and research, teaching, and service that address diversity and equal opportunity shall be included and considered among the professional and scholarly qualifications for appointment and promotion.)  To be considered, an applicant must have a PhD or foreign equivalent in a relevant field. Candidates who do not submit all required materials or fail to satisfy minimum qualifications cannot be considered for this position.

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