Job Opportunities

Foreign ag service job openings (preliminary drafts)

Below are two (preliminary) drafts of job openings in the Foreign Ag Service (Washington, DC). Until these are officially released as public announcements, interested people may contact James Johnson with questions. (After official release, he cannot elaborate on the jobs to individuals.) His email is . If you are interested, Dr. Johnson recommends that you go online and complete the job application to be prepared for submission as the timeframe for announcement will be short.

International economics research and analysis job opening at BEA

This vacancy is for a supervisory economist position at the Bureau of Economic Analysis, an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce. The incumbent will serve in the Balance of Payments Division as the assistant division chief for research and analysis. The closing date for applications is August 4.

The incumbent will perform and guide economic research and analysis on international finance and investment, trade in goods and services, and the operations of multinational companies. The major duties of this position include:

Quantitative analyst - Chicago

Title: Quantitative Analyst (4-38-711); Location: Chicago; Compensation: Commensurate with experience

Summary: Our client is a large independent institutional investment advisor, managing various domestic/global equity strategies as well as alternative investment strategies. They seek a Quantitative Analyst with 5-7 years of risk-related investment management experience, preferably with exposure to Emerging Markets.

Job vacancy at US Dept of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service

The Office of Policy Support in USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service is seeking applicants for the position of Social Science Policy Analyst. Please pass this information along to any of your students or other contacts who may be interested in a career at FNS.

Applications must be submitted through the USAJobs website ( by Friday, July 18. The vacancy announcement number is FNCSR-14-122-KG.

Graduate Student Disciplinary Writing Consultant at Iowa State

Funded by the ISU Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost, the Graduate College is launching a one-year “Writing Center for Researchers and Scholars” pilot project aiming to support graduate student writing and scholarship. Applications are sought for four Disciplinary Writing Consultant (DWC) positions, which are nine-month, 1/4-time appointments for the duration of the pilot. The positions could be extended into the following academic year/s.

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