Elton R. Smith Endowed Chair in Food and Agricultural Policy-Position Announcement

Elton R. Smith Endowed Chair in Food and Agricultural Policy

January 14, 2014

POSITION DESCRIPTION   (Revised - 1/14/2014)

Title: Elton R. Smith Endowed Chair in Food and Agricultural Policy

Academic Rank: Associate Professor/Professor (tenure-system), 12 month basis 

Position Location: Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Michigan State University

Date Available: February 1, 2014

Position Description 

The Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics at Michigan State University invites applications for The Elton R. Smith (ERS) Endowed Chair in Food and Agricultural Policy, a tenured faculty position at the Associate Professor or Professor level. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in agricultural economics, economics, or related field and have received national and international recognition through peer-reviewed scholarly publications, success in acquiring external funding, and a record of outstanding teaching and stakeholder engagement.

The ERS endowment will provide support for the successful candidate to: (1) continue and extend an outstanding economic research program and publish research outputs in appropriate outlets; (2) teach in the Department’s undergraduate and/or graduate programs; and (3) provide education and policy leadership in partnership with MSU Extension to university, state, national, and international policy organizations and stakeholders as appropriate. ERS Chair Applications are encouraged from scholars working on a diverse range of policy issues that relate to food, agriculture, health, nutrition, energy, natural resources, and/or the environment.

To apply please refer to Posting #8588 and complete an electronic submission at the Michigan State University Employment Opportunities website https://jobs.msu.edu. Applicants should submit electronically the following materials: (1) a cover letter summarizing qualifications for the position and a statement of interest; and (2) a current curriculum vitae.  The names of three referees who are willing to provide reference letters should be sent directly to Professor Robert Myers, Chair of the Search Committee at myersr@msu.edu. The search committee will contact referees to obtain reference letters. Any questions prior to submitting an electronic application can also be directed to myersr@msu.edu.  The salary for the ERS chair is negotiable and commensurate with past experience.  Review of applications will begin February 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

Information about the Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics is available at  http://www.afre.msu.edu/

MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.

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