Research Fellow in Agricultural Economics

University of Queensland

Applications close 29 November 2019. Job No:508743.

The University of Queensland is ranked consistently amongst the world’s top universities and has educated and worked with outstanding people for more than a century to create positive change internationally.

UQ has engaged with Indonesia for more than 50 years, and we are the top ranked foreign university for co-publications with Indonesian institutions. Our research synergies have global significance, and our collaboration is having a real-world impact on international relations, food and water security, energy and resource management, and healthcare – particularly in remote locations.

The Partnership for Australia-Indonesia Research

As part of UQ’s global and Indonesian engagement strategy, we are partnering with the Australia-Indonesia Centre, which is supported by both governments. The flagship program of the AIC is the Partnership for Australia-Indonesia Research (PAIR) which will run from 2019 to 2022. A consortium of 11 universities will collaborate to conduct place-based, demand-driven and inter-disciplinary research to examine and improve development outcomes in South Sulawesi, Indonesia. The key research domains include commodities, transport, young people and health.

About This Opportunity

The newly-created appointment provides opportunity for innovative and applied research within a team of world class institutions and researchers. As a research-only academic, you will focus on understanding and improving agricultural production and value chains in South Sulawesi and the livelihoods of the people involved. This research area will be embedded and integrated within the broader development environment of South Sulawesi and other research areas of PAIR.

The role will also involve significant engagement activities within and outside UQ, and the development of leadership skills and professional linkages. Opportunities will be provided to advise post-graduate students and conduct service activities at UQ.  

The appointment will be made within the School of Agriculture and Food Sciences and be supported by and report to the UQ PAIR Senior Fellow.

Our Ideal Candidate

You will hold a PhD in the disciplines of economics, business or development applied to address local-level agricultural problems. You will have a passion for improving livelihoods in developing countries and enjoy fieldwork in rural areas. Excellent analytical and writing skills are required, and the successful applicant will be a team player able to work in a collegiate international and multi-disciplinary team.