Research Professor and Director, Center for Global Trade Analysis (GTAP)
Advertiser: Department of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University
Field(s) of specialization: International Trade
Position type(s): Full Professor
Location of job: 403 West State Street, Krannert Building Room 652, West Lafayette, Indiana, 47907, United States
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: 2024-08-01
Job duration: Continuing/permanent
Letters of reference required: 3
Application deadline: 1 Aug 2024 midnight UTC (accepting applications)
Posting end date: 1 Aug 2024
Ad text:

Title: Research Professor and Director, Center for Global Trade Analysis

Principle 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 ( of more than 28,000 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 30 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 graduate 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.

Nature of Appointment: 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. Reappointment is contingent on funding availability and satisfactory performance.

Qualifications: The successful applicant will hold a Ph.D. in economics, agricultural or environmental economics, and will have substantial research and leadership experience in global economic analysis– including a solid foundation in applied general equilibrium modeling of policy issues and experience working with large-dimensioned, global economic data sets.

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.

The Center: The Center for Global Trade Analysis, housed in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University, is the home of the Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP), a global network of researchers and policy makers conducting quantitative analysis of international policy issues. For more information, visit:

The College: The Department is an integral part of the College of Agriculture, one of the world’s leading colleges of agricultural, food, life, and natural resource sciences and ranked number 5 globally in the 2023 QS World University Rankings. The College is deeply committed to the three land-grant missions (teaching, research, and extension), to international activities and perspectives that span all missions, and to excellence in all we do. The College has 11 academic departments and includes 302 faculty, 2823 undergraduate students, and 769 graduate students. The College’s current strategic plan can be accessed at

Application Procedure:

Applying for this position is a two-step process.

· Candidates must submit materials to

· Candidates must provide their name and upload their CV at:

· Your application to must include a cover letter describing research, teaching and outreach/policy interests, a job market paper, and a curriculum vitae, and you must select at least three references. Screening of applicants will begin December 12, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. A background check is required for employment in this position.

· Purdue University, the College of Agricultural and the Department of Agricultural Economics are committed to free and open inquiry in all matters. Candidates are encouraged to address in their cover letter how they are prepared to contribute to a climate that values free inquiry and academic freedom.

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