Agricultural / Develpment Economist

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh (GB)
£30,825 – £36,178 per annum
Tuesday, 12 March 2019
End of advertisement period
Wednesday, 10 April 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Agricultural / Develpment Economist (Edinburgh)

Type  Permanent

Salary  £30,825 – £36,178 per annum

Location  Kings Buildings, Edinburgh

Permanent role
Kings Buildings, Edinburgh
£30,825 – £36,178 per annum               Ref: R/LEES/005/19 

SRUC is unique in Scotland and one of the largest organisations of its kind in Europe.  Our ambitious and exciting vision is to work at local, national and international levels, leading innovation and sustainable development in agriculture and rural sectors.

SRUC invites applications for an applied economist (agricultural or development economics) to contribute to research on economic and social aspects of sustainable agricultural practices in South Asia. 

We seek to recruit an outstanding candidate with an excellent research profile. SRUC prides itself in its interdisciplinary approach and applicants open to working with both natural and social scientists are particularly welcome.

You will hold a PhD in a related discipline with expertise in agricultural or development economic theory, policy and practice. You should also have a high level of quantitative methods training, and demonstrate independent problem solving skills. A publication record commensurate with the career stage is essential. Interest and experience in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching is desirable.

You will join the Department of Rural Economy, Environment and Society in SRUC’s Central Faculty and work with a group of physical and social scientists. SRUC is unique in Scotland and one of the largest organisations of its kind in Europe. The Department is one of the largest groupings of socio-economists working in the rural, agricultural and land based sectors in the UK.

In the first years you will be contributing to the UKRI GCRF South Asian Nitrogen Hub (SANH), one of the 12 Global Research Hubs announced by UKRI in December 2018 ( SANH will advance our understanding of the nitrogen cycle in South Asia and will develop practical approaches together with stakeholders to improve nitrogen management in agriculture and rural livelihoods in the eight participating countries. 

You will pursue excellent independent research, secure research funding commensurable with the level of the post, engage in impact activities and supervise postgraduate students. The post will allow you to engage in delivering and developing teaching at postgraduate and undergraduate levels.

This is an open-ended permanent post available from 1st of May 2019.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Vera Eory at

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Closing date    10/04/2019