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   Principal Economist - Senior Research Fellow (Level C) or Research Fellow (Level B)

Prestigious International Research Centre, Centre for Global Food & Resources
Joint initiative between University of Adelaide and the SA Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR)
Principal Economist - Senior Research Fellow (Level C) or Research Fellow (Level B)

This position is a joint initiative of The University of Adelaide and the SA Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. The position will be based at the Centre for Global Food and Resources and will be employed through the University of Adelaide. Work will also be undertaken at the SA Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources offices located in close proximity. The successful candidate will develop collaborative and strategic partnerships with Government and The Centre for Global Food and Resources at the University of Adelaide and will specialise in economic analysis and methodologies for environmental policies, planning and initiatives.

Applicants should examine the specific Selection Criteria for either the Level B or Level C appointment and apply accordingly. 

Please address and upload your responses to the “selection criteria” within the online application.  For further information on the above position, please contact Associate Professor Sarah Wheeler on (08) 8313 9130 or via e-mail on

Closing date: 7 August 2017
Position Description

University Postdoctoral Fellow
Prestigious International Research Centre, Centre for Global Food & Resources
Collaborative project between horticultural and environmental industries and research groups (including RIRDC, HIA, University of Adelaide)
Post-doctoral Fellow (Level A)

This position is funded by a collaborative research grant from RIRDC, HIA and industry partners including the natural resources consultancy O’Connor NRM Pty Ltd. The research is focussed on understanding the economics of pollination as an ecosystem service in agri-ecological landscapes and the potential for native vegetation and revegetation to supply pollination benefits. The successful candidate will work collaboratively to implement a reverse tender for revegetation with pollination benefits, survey landholders about pollination risk management and be involved in economic experiments on ecosystem service supply from agricultural land.

Please address and upload your responses to the “selection criteria” within the online application.  For further information on the above position, please contact Associate Professor Patrick O'Connor on (08) 8313 1039 or via e-mail on

Closing date:  7 August 2017
Position Description


Senior Economist



 Classification:      Environment Officer Class 9 
 Role Ref:  00005C06
 Employment Status:   Ongoing, Full-time
 Location:  Sydney CBD
 Total Remuneration Package:    $121,946 p.a.
 Closing Date:  16 July 2017

The Department of Planning and Environment is the lead NSW Government agency in planning for a growing NSW.  

The Department’s vision – "Planning for a growing NSW: inspiring strong communities, protecting our environment" – provides the benchmark for our partnership and leadership approach to engaging and working collaboratively with key State and Local Government, community and industry stakeholders to deliver better outcomes in the areas of planning, local government and the environment. 

The NSW Office of Environment and Heritage is a part of the Planning and Environment Cluster. It aims to enrich life in NSW by helping the community to conserve and enjoy our environment and heritage. For more information go to  

Regional Operations Group delivers integrated and customer focused services at the regional and local level to strengthen communities and partnerships across NSW. This includes services, programs and grants to support land use planning, threatened species, native vegetation, education, community engagement, energy efficiency, volunteering, environmental water management, coast and flood protection, compliance and enforcement, adapting to a changing climate and private land conservation.
Primary purpose of the role:

Conduct research into the socio-economic aspects of environmental, natural resource and cultural heritage management  to improve the economic and social basis of policy advice and government decision-making.
You must read the following documents prior to preparing your application: 

  • Role description
  • Application Guide
  • Applying for a role in the NSW public Sector

  • Job Notes: A Recruitment Pool may be established for future temporary roles with similar focus capabilities. The Recruitment Pool may be available to hiring managers from OEH and other NSW Public Sector agencies over a 12 month period. 
    To Apply:   

  • Click the APPLY button at the end of this advertisement;
  • Provide your personal information as prompted;
  • Attach your resume that sets out your education, work history and other facts about yourself that relate to the role (maximum of 4 pages);
  • Attach a cover letter that is relevant to the role (maximum of 1 page);
  • Complete all the questions in the online application. Two of the questions will require you to provide specific examples from your experience (4000 character limit per question). These questions are shown below. Do not address these in your cover letter.
    1. How have you applied your skills and experience in economic analysis to environmental/ natural resource management issues, and how would you use your skills and experience to help improve environmental policy-making and program management?
    2. Demonstrate how you have explained the findings of socio-economic analyses to a range of individuals and/ or groups, and how you have used such opportunities to learn new skills and develop strengths.

    The information provided in your application needs to show how you meet the focus capabilities and other essential requirements of the role. (Refer to the role description for details about the capabilities and the associated behaviour indicators. The role description also lists the essential role requirements.)  
    OEH is committed to providing a flexible, diverse and inclusive workplace.  

    We are also committed to offering flexible work arrangements where possible. Candidates should discuss options available for this role with the hiring manager.


          Department of Agricultural Economics




    The department seeks a dynamic leader with vision and a talent for innovation. The Head will lead a diverse group of talented faculty and staff in fulfilling the research, teaching and extension/engagement missions of a preeminent agricultural economics department in a major land grant university. The Head will build internal and external support for achieving objectives; muster financial resources; develop human resources; and make key resource allocation decisions. The Head exercises leadership in administrative, fiscal, and human resource matters. The Head is also expected to uphold the department’s long-standing commitment to international programs; perform a liaison role within the university and with government agencies and industry groups; lead fundraising efforts; help strengthen interdisciplinary activities; and represent the department to professional organizations, the university community, and society at large.


    Candidates must have:

  • a passion for, and understanding of, or a strong willingness to embrace, the land-grant mission in its fullest sense
  • an earned doctorate and professional experience in agricultural economics, economics or a closely related area
  • a record of leadership, communication, and administrative abilities, and be committed to fostering diversity and creating a climate of inclusion
  • demonstrated a record of scholarly achievement commensurate with the rank of full professor.
  • 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 eighth globally in the 2016 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 supporting a diverse and inclusive environment focused on excellence in all we do. 

    Application Procedure

    Qualified persons are requested to submit the following:

  • a letter of application
  • a statement of the applicant’s vision and administrative philosophy, emphasizing their ability to provide leadership to the teaching, research, extension and international missions of the department, and leadership experiences and qualifications
  • a complete curriculum vita including names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of five references
  • A background check is required for employment in this position.

    Nominations of outstanding potential candidates for the position are welcomed. Initial nominations and inquiries will be kept confidential; references will be contacted only upon approval of the applicant.

    Nominations or letters of interest should be sent to:
        Dr. Bernard Engel
        Department Head of Agricultural and Biological Engineering and Chair of the Search Committee
        Purdue University
        615 W. State Street
        West Lafayette Indiana 47907-2053.

    Electronic submission is preferred and should be sent to
    Screening will commence November 28, 2016, and continue until this position is filled.
    Questions regarding the position can be addressed to Dr. Engel at (765) 494-1162 (

    More information is can be found here


    The Grain Producers SA - Agriculture Scholarship    


    Applications are invited for the following scholarship leading to the degree of PhD – Global Food Studies in the Discipline of Global Food Studies, Faculty of Professions.
    The scholarship is supported by The Grain Producers SA (GPSA); supporting the Peter Waite Scholarship for Excellence in Agriculture initiative.

    Field of Study:

    Field of studies includes agricultural economics, natural resource economics, behavioural economics and applied economics.


    Applicants must be Australian Citizens or permanent residents of Australia who are acceptable as candidates for a PhD degree at the University of Adelaide. Candidates will also qualify for, and need to apply for a Divisional Scholarship in the Faculty of Professions in the Mid-year round closing 31 May 2016. These scholarships have a stipend of $26,288 per annum (2016 rate) tax free for up to 3 years (indexed annually).

    GPSA Stipend:

    The GPSA supplementary scholarship will be from 2016 to 2018 and has a stipend of $19,716 per annum with $10,284 per annum for research and operating funds, which is on top of the stipend from the Divisional Scholarship. The supplementary scholarship is likely to be tax exempt, subject to Taxation Office approval.


    Application for Admission and Scholarship must be submitted using the Online Application Form when applications open for the 2016 Mid Year Scholarship Round.  Please ensure you select ‘Grains Producers SA Agriculture Scholarship’ from the dropdown menu.


    Professor Wendy Umberger
    Global Food Studies
    Telephone: 08 83137263


    Graduate Training in Economics and
    Data Analytics for a Smart, Green World


    The Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applicants to their 10-month professional Master's program in Resource and Energy Demand Analysis (REDA). The world economy is experiencing a boom in energy and resource conservation programs, and strategies that use next-generation smart technologies to reduce energy demand are a major part of this. REDA is designed to train analytically-capable professionals for careers in this industry. The program includes:

        • 3-course series in statistics and econometrics focused on resource and energy demand analysis
        • Courses in environmental economics, resource economics, and energy economics
        • Methods course focusing on benefit-cost analysis, sample design, and survey design
        • Seminar course drawing on Madison's extensive community of energy professionals
        • Capstone practicum featuring real-world analysis scenarios that provide training on the range of responsibilities required of resource and energy analysts.

    Graduates will find employment with consulting firms, utilities, regulatory and government agencies, and private firms engaged in the development of resource and energy conservation programs. For more information, visit the program web site at or contact Bethany Glinsmann (



    Seeking applicants for Senior Fellow in Agricultural Economics


    Motu Economic and Public Policy Research is a non-profit institute in Wellington, NZ, engaged in non-partisan applied economic research.  Our Senior Fellows are among the top economists in New Zealand, and are all internationally prominent (  Existing research areas include environmental economics, growth and well-being, economic geography, labor and demography, and productivity and innovation. 

    We seek a Senior Fellow to anchor a new program in agricultural economics, as well as contribute to research in our existing areas.  The new program's research focus will be led by the Senior Fellow, but could include issues such as agricultural productivity and innovation, the interactions between agriculture and environment, and land use change and regional development. 

    The successful candidate will have at least five years post-PhD experience and a track record of successful research and interaction with policy makers and/or policy debates.  New Zealand offers rich opportunities for influential research using detailed micro data.  Motu offers a community of engaged collaborative researchers and excellent research staff, located in the heart of Wellington, the New Zealand capital, and a vibrant and beautiful place to live.  Motu also has affiliates at several New Zealand universities, and opportunities for teaching are possible if desired.

    Deadline:    Rolling
    Start date:  Flexible

    Send inquiries and expressions of interest to Adam Jaffe, Director,


    Master of International Development

    Faculty of Science


    The Faculty of Science at the University of Western Australia has developed a Master of International Development which engages students with the contemporary challenges of addressing poverty and inequality globally through an emphasis on empirical evidence, real-world case studies, and debates. You will develop the knowledge and skills to approach practical and policy challenges in a wide range of contexts by drawing on expertise from development geographers, political scientists, resource economists and development practitioners.

    You are provided with a grounding in international development concepts, theories and approaches as well as the analytical and practical skills needed to engage with the complex challenges of contemporary international development. You have the flexibility to either specialise in a particular area of interest, or to develop core skills and knowledge across three areas of specialisation: 

    • Development Policy and Practice
    • International Development
    • Economics of Development

    The standard timeframe for this course is 2 years (full time).  Intake periods are February and July each year.

    Please see the attached flyer for more information.

    World Economics Association

    The World Economics Association (WEA) was launched on 16 May 2011. The WEA has been established to increase the relevance, breadth and depth of economics, and to free the economics profession from the dominance of any one country or bloc of countries. Its key features are:

    • worldwide membership and governance,
    • inclusiveness with respect to diverse theoretical perspectives and related disciplines, and
    • the study of the world’s diverse economies.

    The World Economics Association will publish three quarterly online journals (with print copies available for a fee) and hold online conferences. Subscriptions to the journals and participation in the conferences are free to members. Membership in the WEA is also free. To join takes only one minute. You can join now by going to and entering name, country and email address.

    The WEA welcomes, as members, non-economists interested in economics and its relationship with their own field of interest.

    To this end, the WEA will initially publish online three quarterly journals and host online conferences. Online subscriptions are free to members (a fee will be charged for print copies). The anticipated size of the WEA's membership means that its journals will have one of the largest readerships of any in the world.