Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Economics

first_imgDoes this position require a P-Card?No College/Unit/Department websitehttps://www.terry.uga.edu/economics Benefits EligibilityBenefits Eligible Job Closing Date The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction employer. All qualified applicants will receiveconsideration for employment without regard to race, color,religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, geneticinformation, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation orprotected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations orassistance with the accessibility of materials related to thissearch are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]). Additional Requirements Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in economics or a related discipline,from an AACSB accredited institution or international equivalent,at the time of appointment. A research record commensurate withrank is required for all candidates. For information regarding therequirements for each faculty rank, please see the University ofGeorgia Guidelines for Appointment, Promotion & Tenure athttps://provost.uga.edu/faculty-affairs/UGA_Guidelines_for_APT_approved_2_2020.pdf. Additional information about Promotion & Tenure guidelinesfor the Terry College of Business can be found at https://provost.uga.edu/_resources/documents/Business_2015.pdf.To be eligible for tenure on appointment, candidates must beappointed as an associate or full professor, have been tenured at aprior institution, and bring a demonstrably national reputation tothe institution. Candidates must be approved for tenure uponappointment before hire. About the College/Unit/Department Posting TypeExternal Special Instructions to Applicants We have a strong preference for candidates with an interest inapplied econometrics. Underutilization Position Details DepartmentTerry College Economics Anticipated Start Date08/01/2021 About the University of Georgia Job Posting Date10/21/2020 Open until filledYes Is this a Position of Trust?No EEO Statement Location of VacancyAthens Area Classification TitleOpen Rank Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions withfinancial responsibilities. For additional information about thecredit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website. Is driving a responsibility of this position?No Working TitleAssistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Economics Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position?Nocenter_img FLSA Does this position have direct interaction or care of childrenunder the age of 18 or direct patient care?No Physical Demands Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings) Posting Details Terminal degree appropriate for the discipline Assistant level candidates should show promise of moving towardexcellence in teaching. Demonstrated excellence in teachingeconomics at the graduate and/or undergraduate level is alsorequired to be considered at the Associate and Full Professorlevel. The University of Georgia ( UGA ), a land-grant and sea-grantuniversity with statewide commitments and responsibilities is thestate’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversifiedinstitution of higher education ( http://www.uga.edu/ ). UGA is currentlyranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News &World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens,approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campusesin Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-charteredUniversity in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-timestaff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 studentsincluding over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate andprofessional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools andcolleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta Universityhoused on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens. Credit and P-Card policy The University of Georgia is the first public-chartered universityin the nation and the Terry College is the state’s flagshipbusiness school, with undergraduate, full-time MBA, professionalMBA, and executive MBA programs consistently ranked among thetop-20 public universities. The Terry College moved into brand new,state-of-the-art buildings (the Terry Business Learning Communityor BLC ) in the summer of 2017. To learn more about the College,Department, and specific programs, please visithttps://www.terry.uga.edu Review of applications will begin December 1, 2020; the positionwill remain open until filled. Interested candidates should uploada cover letter, a full vitae, and one research paper.All application documents must be submitted electronically viahttp://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/174275. Applications submittedin other ways will not be considered. Three letters ofrecommendation should be sent to [email protected] Review ofapplications will continue until the position has been filled.Questions can be directed to the search committee chair, JoshKinsler, [email protected] posting is open to all ranks and junior faculty are encouragedto apply. Faculty RankOpen Rank The Department of Economics in the Terry College of Business at theUniversity of Georgia seeks qualified applicants for up to 2full-time tenure track or tenured positions at the assistant,associate, or full professor level, with an anticipated employmentstart date of August 1, 2021. Contract TypeAcademic (9 mo.) Posting NumberF0746P Position Summary Tenure StatusTenure Track or Tenured Minimum Qualifications Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety,IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access tochemicals and medications)No Does this position have operation, access, or control offinancial resources?No Employment TypeEmployee Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/orCertification Retirement PlanTRS or ORP Advertised Salary Duties/ResponsibilitiesPosting Specific QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsResume/CVCover LetterResearch Portfolio/PhilosophyOptional Documentslast_img read more

Female Officer Breaks Stereotypes in Paraguayan Armed Forces

first_imgBy Geraldine Cook/Diálogo July 02, 2018 With a shaved head, camouflaged face, and a 25-kilogram backpack on, Paraguayan Navy Lieutenant Junior Grade Magali Elisa María Caballero Prieto is ready for action. She is physically and mentally prepared to take on the tasks of a marine willing to risk her life for a mission. With this mind frame, Lt. j.g. Caballero enrolled in the Paraguayan Navy’s Advanced Marine Course (CAVIM, in Spanish). During 14 weeks of intensive field, firearms, and survival skills training, she completed the harsh training on an equal footing with her peers. Her courage made her the first woman in the Paraguayan Armed Forces to graduate from CAVIM, a course only men attended until 2017. Lt. j.g. Caballero breaks traditional female stereotypes. Her combat expertise says it all. As a pioneer in the Paraguayan Navy, she has no military female role model to emulate. “Personally, it’s an honor. But beyond what it means to me, I think of what it means for military women,” she says. By tackling CAVIM, she opened doors for military women in her country to follow a new professional path. “It was a very intense and difficult training,” she says. She remembers having some apprehension when she enrolled in CAVIM, but her determination was stronger. Although she recognizes men might be physically stronger, women with tenacity and dedication can reach their goals. “If men are stronger and many of them cannot graduate, how could a woman do it?” she wondered. In April 2017, the course started with 22 students—she and a female companion were the only women. Only eight students finished the program. Lt. j.g. Caballero stood out. Tactical Training The Paraguayan Navy holds CAVIM annually since 2012. The advanced course includes tactical training, where strength, dexterity, and endurance are key elements for survival. Being perfectly fit and able to adapt to inhospitable environments, explore enemy territory, and work in a team are among the requirements to complete this training. Every year, 20 to 30 candidates register, but fewer than 10 graduate. “The goal of the course is to prepare personnel to conduct riverine, rural guerrilla, and counter terrorism operations, as well as provide security for dignitaries, among others,” Lt. j.g. Caballero said. “You must have the conviction and predisposition to adapt to hostile situations to which the female staff is traditionally not accustomed to,” she said. Her spontaneous smile betrays her pride for women’s role in the Navy. She does what she enjoys, and she does it well. Hence her success. “Everybody was surprised when I enrolled in CAVIM,” she says while divulging that her companions didn’t think she would last, even though they never told her so. “I wanted to prove my capabilities to myself.” Reaching her goal was no easy task. She questioned her own decision mostly due to physical exhaustion, but didn’t give up. “At 3:00 a.m. with a temperature of 8 degrees [Celsius], wet, stone cold… many things come into consideration. At the end of the training, only the best team remains.” Dreams yet to come Lt. j.g. Caballero goes over her path, and feels that completing CAVIM was her duty. “I couldn’t say ‘I’m a combatant’ without having a thorough knowledge of what it really means to be a marine,” she says. She belongs to the Navy by military tradition. The uniforms in her childhood home endeared her to military badges. Her father, the late Paraguayan Navy Admiral Miguel Ángel Caballero Della Loggia, taught her discipline and respect for military values. “I would see my father coming back from work with his military uniform on, and I wanted to be like him.” Her brothers, Paraguayan Navy lieutenant commanders Marithe and Miguel Caballero, guided her military vocation. Thankful for the support of her family, Lt. j.g. Caballero keeps in mind that CAVIM was her goal yet that of her family as well. Lt. j.g. Caballero was already a pioneer in the Paraguayan Armed Forces. Only five years after Mariscal Francisco Solano López Military Academy—which trains Paraguayan officers for the Army, Navy, and Air Forces—opened its doors to women, Lt. j.g Caballero stood out as one of the best students of her class. She was selected to study at the Naval Military Academy of Buenos Aires, Argentina. In 2006, Lt. j.g Caballero became the first Navy cadet to represent her country abroad. Months prior, only men attended the combatant specialty she had elected, until six female cadets signed up in November 2005. In 2011, after five years of study, she graduated as a midshipman officer in the neighboring country. Back in Paraguay, she was assigned to the Marine Command, and other military units from then on. Today, Lt. j.g. Caballero is commandant of CAVIM and heads the Marine Corps Instruction Command headquarters. Based on her experience, she trains students on communications, topography, and shooting techniques. “I want to develop marine capabilities to the fullest, because we go to the theater of operations, and we must go well-prepared. This training can save lives.” At only 32-year-old, Lt. j.g. Caballero set herself on an unstoppable military career path that will continue onward. “Military women want to grow professionally without gender distinction,” she says. “We are ready to assume new risks and responsibilities.” Her new challenge is to earn the admiral badges her father once wore.last_img read more

Sheriff’s Officers To Sport Cameras

first_imgBy John BurtonFREEHOLD – The Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office has begun equipping some of its officers with body-worn cameras.As of Jan. 12, 30 of the department’s officers, those in the fugitive warrants section of the department’s Law Enforcement Division, were issued the new cameras as standard equipment.The body-worn cameras, or BWCs, are clipped to the front of the officer’s uniform. According to information released by the Sheriff’s department, the officers have been trained on operating the cameras and the accompanying technology, which will record video and audio of officer-involved incidents.The use of the equipment is in compliance with the directives and standards put forward by the state Attorney General’s Office in its guidelines for using this type of equipment and retention of the recordings, according to the sheriff’s office. The body-worn camera has been issued to 30 officers with the Monmouth CountySheriff’s Office.“These body-worn cameras will build upon the public trust that sheriff ’s officers and our partners in law enforcement have in communities and enhance the safety of the residents we serve throughout Monmouth County,” said Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden in a released statement. In addition to holding all involved accountable, Golden said “they can also help capture quality evidence, recognize officer behavior and decrease complaints filed against members of law enforcement.” The department has been using similar video equipment for police vehicles and prisoner transportation for many years “with great success,” Golden said.The cameras are called Body Vision XV and manufactured by L3 Mobile Vision, Rockaway. The county department was able to purchase the equipment through a grant provided by the state Attorney General’s Office’s Department of Law and Public Safety, with the grant administered by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.Currently, 18 law enforcement agencies in the county have begun using this type of body-worn camera through this grant program.last_img read more

Gujarat SAI campus to get centre for para athletes, says Kiren Rijiju

first_imgThe Sports Authority of India campus in Gandhinagar will get a global standard high performance training centre for para athletes with focus on athletics, power-lifting, badminton and swimming, Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju said on Saturday. Facilities for regular athletes will also be improved by way of infrastructure and training facilities, Mr. Rijiju told reporters in Gandhinagar. “We saw many para athletes at SAI centre. For high performance training, we are going to open a centre at SAI Gandhinagar with a special focus on para athletes. The centre will focus on performance enhancement of para athletes in four disciplines – athletics, power-lifting, swimming and badminton,” Mr. Rijiju said. “Facilities of regular athletes (at the SAI centre) will be improved by way of infrastructure and training facilities. We have also sanctioned two hostels, each with a capacity of 300. We will lay foundation stone for a hostel in a month and half. Another hostel will also come up soon,” Mr. Rijiju said after visiting the SAI campus. The Union Minister said India’s potential in world sports is “much higher than the number of medals we win”, adding that a lot needed to be done at policy, administrative and ground levels to enhance the potential. He said the Central government is working on ensuring that more players qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and the country gets more medals. “India’s position in world sports and where we have reached in international sports competition is known. But I believe India’s potential is much higher than the number of medals we win. Much needs to change at policy, administrative and ground levels to teach, train and take forward the potential,” he said. “We have before us a subject as to how many players can qualify and how many medals we can win in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. We are working on it professionally, through review meetings and all else that need to be done,” he said. Mr. Rijiju also said the government has decided to provide opportunities to maximum number of players in international competitions so that they get exposure. He said effort was on to identify talent at a young age and nurture them. Mr. Rijiju is also scheduled to watch the Indian football team take on Korea DPR in an Inter-continental Cup match being held at Transtadia in Ahmedabad. He said he will inspect the stadium and see if this can be replicated in other parts of the country.last_img read more

Patriots-Seahawks Even Odds Pick

first_imgLAS VEGAS — The Super Bowl looks like a tossup in this gambling city, where more than $100 million will likely be riding on the game by kickoff.A flurry of early money on the New England Patriots moved the game to pick ’em at most major Las Vegas books after the Seattle Seahawks opened by as much as 2.5-point favorites.Oddsmakers say they don’t expect the line to fluctuate much over the next few weeks, with heavy betting anticipated on both sides.“You’re not going to see this one bounce around like you did last year,” said Jimmy Vaccaro of the South Point sports book.“Last year the whole world was in love with Denver early and there was a crush at the (betting) window. But this game is going to stay right around Seattle a 1-point favorite or pick ’em the entire way.”Some books opened Seattle a favorite while Tom Brady and the Patriots were still piling on points in the rain late in the third quarter of a blowout win over the Indianapolis Colts. The line quickly got knocked down, though, as money came in on New England, including a $10,000 bet at the South Point.“All smart guys looking to take a position early,” Vaccaro said of the early money. “The line really went down quick.”At the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook, the opening line favoring the Seahawks by 2.5 points moved quickly even before the Patriots-Colts game was over. Shortly after the game was over, the line was already at pick ’em.“Everyone remembers what they saw last,” oddsmaker Jeff Sherman said.The movement wasn’t quite as dramatic as it was last year, when the Seahawks were also favored by 2.5 points at most books in the opening lines only to see the betting public go so heavily on the Broncos that Denver was favored by 2.5 points at game time.Seattle ended up winning the game 43-8 and bookmakers had a big day, winning nearly $20 million on record legal betting of $119.4 million.The over/under for the game ranged from between 49 and 49.5 points at most books. Like point spread wagers, bettors can lay $110 to win $100 on whether the total number of points will exceed or be less than that number.This has been a banner football betting season so far for sports books in Nevada, the only place where full legalized betting is allowed in the country.Records have been set every month, and Sherman said he believes this year’s Super Bowl will set another betting record because the line is narrow and the teams are popular.“I definitely think it can be a record,” he said. “You have the defending Super Bowl champs who are as public a team as anyone. And New England is the same thing, they’ve been there for years.”For Sherman, setting the lines in the games may have been the easiest part. He and his fellow oddsmakers at the Westgate plan to spend Jan. 20-21 putting together more than 300 so-called “prop” bets on everything from which team will win the coin flip to whether one of New England’s offensive linemen will score a touchdown.Wynn Sports Book Director Johnny Avello said he plans to offer a wide variety of props, too, which could help drive a betting record.“I don’t see any reason why it can’t be broken,” Avello said. “The only thing that would slow it down is that people are tired of the Seahawks and I don’t think that will be the case.”(TIM DAHLBERG, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Ohio State Is A Huge Favorite In Its Redemption Game vs. Virginia Tech In Week 1

first_imgVirginia Tech fans cheer on the Hokies.The lone loss in Ohio State’s 2014 national championship season came in Week 2 against Virginia Tech. The Buckeyes fell to the Hokies, 35-21. Redemption is expected on Sept. 7. Ohio State will open its national championship-defending season in Blacksburg, Va., against Virginia Tech on Labor Day. A blowout victory is predicted for Urban Meyer’s squad. The sportsbook 5Dimes released its initial odds for Week 1 and Ohio State is a huge favorite. Ohio State #Buckeyes will open the season favored by 19-points over the Virginia Tech Hokies. #OSU #OhioSt #OhioState (via 5Dimes)— Johnny Detroit (@Johnny_Detroit) February 12, 2015Ohio State and Virginia Tech’s kickoff time has yet to be released, but with the game occurring on Labor Day, a night game at Lane Stadium is probable.last_img read more

Jim Harbaugh Blasts Nick Saban In Twitter Response To Satellite Camp Rant

first_imgJim Harbaugh argues with a referee.ANN ARBOR, MI – NOVEMBER 25: Jim Harbaugh head coach of the Michigan Wolverines talks with the referee first half against the Ohio State Buckeyes on November 25, 2017 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)It happened, everyone. Jim Harbaugh is taking direct shots at Nick Saban on Twitter. This afternoon, Saban went on a lengthy rant against satellite camps, which Harbaugh has been the loudest proponent of over the last two seasons. Saban mentioned Harbaugh directly during his screed, though he was fairly diplomatic when bringing up the Michigan head coach. From AL.com:“I’m not blaming Jim Harbaugh, I’m not saying anything about him,” Saban said. “I’m just saying it’s bad for college football. Jim Harbaugh can do whatever he wants to do. I’m not saying anything bad about him if he thinks that’s what’s best. There needs to be somebody that looks out for what’s best for the game, not what’s best for the Big 10 or what’s best for the SEC, or what’s best for Jim Harbaugh, but what’s best for the game of college football — the integrity of the game, the coaches, the players and the people that play it. That’s bigger than all of this.Apparently, that doesn’t matter to Harbaugh, who put an unnamed Saban on blast moments ago.“Amazing” to me- Alabama broke NCAA rules & now their HC is lecturing us on the possibility of rules being broken at camps. Truly “amazing.”— Coach Harbaugh (@CoachJim4UM) June 1, 2016Jim Harbaugh won’t stop until he’s taken shots at every single rival coach in the college football world.last_img read more

Jason Momoa Features On Cover Of Water Sustainability Publication

first_imgMediaplanet has announced the multiplatform distribution of “Water & Sustainability,” encouraging readers to take initiative in their homes, local communities and support technological advancements working to solve our international issue with water and sustainability.Innovations in technology have pushed the industry towards the greatest advancements of our time: but we still have work to be done.The print component of “Water & Sustainability” is distributed within this Wednesday’s edition of USA Today in New York, Washington D.C., Baltimore, Chicago, Detroit, Las Vegas and Los Angeles with a circulation of approximately 250,000 copies and an estimated readership of 750,000. The digital component is distributed nationally through a vast social media strategy and across a network of top news sites and partner outlets. To explore the digital version of the campaign, click here.Jason Momoa, warrior on and off screen, shines on the front cover of the print publication. Through an in-depth and exclusive interview, he urges readers to become involved in their own local water projects. Atlanta rap native Michael Render aka “Killer Mike” drills deep into his passion for Atlanta’s 300 million dollar quarry endeavor. “It’s been the highlight of my year,” explains Render, an Atlanta native and philanthropist. “I strut with a different step, knowing there’s a drill named for me.”This campaign was made possible with the support of Viqua, charity:water, Pentair, Jason Momoa, 3M, Speakman, the U.S. Water Alliance and many more.last_img read more

Deal in principle reached to restore rail service to northern Manitoba Feds

first_imgWINNIPEG – An agreement in principle has been reached to restore the only land link, along with hope for a solid economic future, to the town of Churchill in northern Manitoba.The federal government and a consortium of northern communities said Wednesday night they had reached a deal to transfer ownership of the area’s rail line and port from Denver-based Omnitrax.“The rail line is one of the foundational pieces of transportation infrastructure for the northern portion of the province,” Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr said in a written statement.“The announcement today is a signal that negotiations are moving forward and a made-in-Canada solution is imminent.”The rail line was severely damaged by flooding a year ago and Omnitrax said it could not afford the tens of millions of dollars to fix it.Without rail service, goods and tourists have had to be flown in to Churchill at much higher prices and the port has been virtually idle.The town of 900 people, known for its polar bear tourist season, has suffered economically and residents feared some of their neighbours would have no choice but to leave to find jobs elsewhere.Churchill Mayor Mike Spence said the agreement to transfer ownership of the rail line and port on the shore of Hudson Bay is historic.He said the community is looking to the future.“Climate change is here. We are going to take advantage of that opportunity,” Spence said. “The federal government has made it known that reviewing Arctic policy — Churchill will play an important role in that.”The town shared the news with residents in a community update posted on Facebook.“The residents and businesses of Churchill have shown tremendous patience and resiliency during this very difficult time during the loss of rail service and reduced port operations,” reads the message.“The Town is pleased the federal government has recognized the importance and value of the port and rail line which are truly strategic assets of Canada.”Omnitrax had said the rail line was no longer viable and suggested it be run as utility, with government support likely needed.Merv Tweed, president of Omnitrax Canada, said it is very pleased to see an agreement in place that will ensure the long-term operations of the rail line.“We believe this is the best outcome for all stakeholders and look forward to working with Fairfax Financial and Grand Chief Dumas to facilitate a smooth transition of ownership,” he said in an email.Christian Sinclair, co-chairman of One North – a consortium of northern communities – said details of the agreement still have to be finalized.“By next week, those details will go out and will be shared with the public,” Sinclair said.“But the fact that we’re at this point is great for us because it allows us to still salvage a season (at the port) this year.”Also part of the agreement are Fairfax Financial Holdings and AGT Food and Ingredients Inc.AGT is a Regina-based supplier of value-added pulses and staple foods, and could replace some of the business at the Port of Churchill that was lost when the Canadian Wheat Board, the port’s biggest customer at the time, ended its monopoly on western grain and barley in 2012.“Over the last six months we have been working diligently with our many partners to come together, develop a business plan and satisfy the principles for successful new ownership,” Fairfax president Paul Rivett said in a written statement.“The federal government acknowledges the value and importance of our inclusive group and is supportive of our efforts to acquire the assets.”The rail line was owned by the federal government until 1997, when it sold it to Omnitrax. The federal government has faced calls in the last year to buy it back.— With file from Kelly Geraldine Malonelast_img read more

Syncrude outage expected to ease pipeline congestion boost heavy oil prices

first_imgCALGARY, A.B. – A production shutdown at Syncrude Canada’s oilsands mine and upgrader complex in northern Alberta is expected to free up pipeline space out of Western Canada and strengthen prices for Canadian heavy oil.The company has said production of upgraded bitumen could remain offline at its works north of Fort McMurray through July. The stoppage was caused by a power outage last week.The interruption should help alleviate pipeline congestion in Western Canada that has increased the difference in price for Western Canadian Select bitumen blend oil versus New York-traded West Texas Intermediate crude oil, said Canadian analysts with Tudor Pickering Holt & Co. in a research report. The differential spiked at about US$30 per barrel in February, fell to the high teens in April and May as oilsands projects went through maintenance shutdowns, but rose again in the past few weeks as output again filled pipelines. It closed at US$25.50 last Friday.The differential will likely revert back to US$13 to $15 per barrel in July, Barclays analysts predicted in a report.Syncrude has the capacity to produce 350,000 barrels per day but Barclays estimated it has averaged only 245,000 bpd so far this year because of planned and unplanned downtime. It lowered its estimate of third-quarter production from 305,000 bpd to between 200,000 and 215,000 bpd, adding it expects Syncrude to post significantly higher costs per barrel.The analysts say the news is negative for Suncor Energy Inc., which owns about 59 percent of Syncrude, and Imperial Oil Ltd., with a 25 percent stake.On June 7, Suncor said in a news release it was ready for “strong production” this year after completing maintenance at facilities including Syncrude.(THE CANADIAN PRESS)last_img read more