Assistant Professor in Agricultural Economics

  • Michigan State University
  • East Lansing, MI, USA
  • Jan 25, 2024
Full time Education

Job Description

Position Summary

The Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics (AFRE) at Michigan State University invites applications for a fulltime, 9-month, tenure track Assistant Professor with a 60% research and 40% extension assignment.  The anticipated start date is August 15, 2024. This position is part of the newly launched MSU-CANR Agricultural Climate Resiliency Initiative and will provide expertise and leadership in climate-focused research and outreach/extension programming to Michigan’s agri-food sector as part of an extensive cluster of hires across the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.  The successful candidate is expected to develop an independent, externally funded, nationally recognized research and outreach/extension program on climate and agriculture.  The successful applicant’s program is expected to focus on one or more aspects of climate change, climate resiliency, climate adaptation and mitigation with respect to Michigan agriculture and its strong diversity. The successful candidate will also be expected to work with agri-food organizations, commodity groups, and extension academic staff to evaluate climate policies and programs.  There will be collaboration opportunities within AFRE, as Environmental Economics and Agri-food Economics are pillars of AFRE’s research and teaching programs. There will also be opportunities to work with multidisciplinary teams of research scientists, extension educators, and stakeholders using integrative approaches to solve important questions facing Michigan’s agri-food system.  Scholarship and publications in peer-reviewed journals in line with the individual’s research focus is expected. Graduate student advising is also expected.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Agricultural or Applied Economics, Economics

Minimum Requirements

The successful candidate is expected to have a Ph.D. in Agricultural or Applied Economics, Economics, or a closely related field.

Desired Qualifications

The successful candidate 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, grant-writing, and teaching. Both new PhD’s and those with prior academic experience are encouraged to apply.

Required Application Materials

a) Letter of interest that includes qualifications for the position and a statement highlighting how your experiences align with the position; b) current curriculum vitae; c) a description of how you will contribute to our diversity, equity, and inclusion goals; and d) contact information for three professional references.

Special Instructions

Screening of applicants will begin on February 28, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding this position can be addressed to the Search Committee Chair: Alan Ker, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1039, USA.  keralan1@msu.edu

Department Statement

One of the leading departments in the United States, AFRE counts over 45 faculty, 62 graduate students and 400 undergraduate students. AFRE faculty are highly regarded within the profession and include four AAEA Fellows, a past President of AAEA, and a current AAEA Board Director. Our primary foci are environmental economics, agri-food and agri-business, development economics, and regional economics. For more information on the department, see: www.afre.msu.edu.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Michigan State University is committed to achieving excellence by creating and sustaining an accessible and inclusive culture that values cultural and academic diversity. We are an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. The CANR is particularly interested in candidates of all backgrounds who are committed to the principle that academic excellence is achieved through open access and proactive inclusion.  Candidates are invited to view AFRE community norms at https://www.canr.msu.edu/afre/about/community-norms

Apply here: https://careers.msu.edu/en-us/job/517350/assistant-professortenure-system