Assistant/Associate Professor of Agricultural and Applied Economics
May 18, 2016
Job Title: Assistant/Associate Professor of Agricultural and Applied Economics
Location: Dept. of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics, Michigan State University
Appointment: 9-month, tenure system
Position Description: This position will provide expertise and leadership in research and extension programing focused on agricultural production and/or food marketing. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an independent, externally funded, nationally recognized research and extension program with emphasis on the economics of agricultural marketing and/or production. The position will contribute to the research (50%), extension (35%), and teaching (15%) missions of our department. The successful applicant’s research and extension program is expected to focus on one or more aspects of the agricultural value chain, and to aid producers and agribusinesses in Michigan and elsewhere. The individual filling this position will have the opportunity to work with multidisciplinary teams of research scientists, extension educators, and stakeholders using integrative approaches to solve important questions facing agriculture today. Scholarship and publication in peer-reviewed journals appropriate to the individual’s research focus is required. Teaching responsibilities will include one undergraduate course in a related field as well as graduate training.
Qualifications: Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics, Economics, or related field required. Scholarly interests in management, production, or marketing preferred. Candidates should possess excellent communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work effectively with other researchers and stakeholders. Although not required, value will be placed on evidence of successful applied research or extension experience, grantsmanship, and teaching.
Background: Michigan State University is the pioneer Land Grant University and the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources is a national leader in agricultural research and extension programming. The Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics, one of the leading applied economics departments in the U.S., is ranked in the top five for research in agricultural economics by RePEc and has 37 tenure system faculty, 55 fixed term faculty, 90 graduate students, and 900 undergraduate students (with three majors in Agribusiness Management, Food Industry Management, Environmental Economics and Management). We address societal policy questions and solve practical problems for producers, consumers, and the environment. Our undergraduate and graduate programs prepare the next generation of economists and managers to meet the needs of the food, agricultural, and natural resource systems in Michigan and around the world. The department maintains a large international program and major external grant funding. For more information on the department, see: www.afre.msu.edu.
Application Procedure: Review of applications will begin August 8, 2016 and will continue until a suitable candidate is selected. To apply, please refer to Posting 3335 and complete an electronic submission at the Michigan State University Employment Opportunities website https://jobs.msu.edu. Applicants should submit the following materials: 1) a statement of research interest; 2) a current curriculum vitae; 3) a statement of teaching philosophy; 4) a writing sample (e.g. job market paper); 5) transcripts; and 6) names and email addresses for three references. If you have any questions prior to submitting an electronic application, please contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Jim Hilker, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. The University actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.