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Assistant Professor, Agricultural and Resource Economics

Title: Assistant Professor, Agricultural and Resource Economics

  • Employer: University of Saskatchewan (Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics)
  • Location: Canada
  • Position Type: Assistant Professor
  • Deadline: May 1, 2018

  • Job Description:

    Applications are invited for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Saskatchewan, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2018 or soon thereafter.

    A Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics or Economics with demonstrated expertise in regional or development economics or a closely related field is required for this position. The successful candidate will have extensive knowledge of microeconomic theory and quantitative methods. Evidence of the potential to become a high quality post-secondary teacher-scholar and to operate as a team player in a collegial environment is also required.

    The candidate will be expected to establish a successful and well-funded program of research and teaching in regional or development economics. The appointee will deliver three courses per year at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels. Specific teaching duties will be assigned according to the qualifications and experience of the successful applicant and needs of the program. The incumbent will provide leadership and mentorship to graduate and undergraduate students, and engage with relevant stakeholders to identify issues, obtain research funds, and effectively communicate research results.

    The University of Saskatchewan recently approved a new joint Ph.D. program in Applied Economics, hosted jointly by the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Department of Economics, Edwards School of Business and the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy. The successful applicant will actively participate in this program through course delivery and graduate student supervision and will hold a primary appointment (70%) with the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics and a secondary appointment (30%) in the Department of Economics.

    The Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics offers both a Ph.D. and M.Sc. in agricultural economics, as well as undergraduate programs in agribusiness, agricultural economics, and renewable resource management. With internationally recognized faculty, the department has a strong history of research excellence in agricultural economics, policy and agribusiness management.

    The department is situated within the College of Agriculture and Bioresources, an international leader in applied research and scholarship with expertise in, and integrated across, four primary themes: Food, Feed and Bioproducts; Environment and Ecology; Business and Applied Economics; Plants and Animals. The college has a century-long reputation for teaching, research, and outreach and has been a consistent strength for the university. The college has played a pivotal role in the development of the agriculture and food industries in Saskatchewan, and continues to build on a legacy of public engagement and cooperative partnerships. Our faculty is committed to providing an exceptional learning experience and preparing graduates for leadership in the bio-economy.


    APPLICATION PROCEDURE
    Consideration of applications will begin immediately and continue until an acceptable candidate is identified. A letter of application, CV (including list of publications, teaching experience), a job market paper, academic transcripts and letters from three external referees should be submitted electronically through Econ Job Market. Enquiries about the position should be directed to: Dr Ken Belcher, Professor and Department Head, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Saskatchewan, Canada. ken.belcher@usask.ca.

    This position comes with a comprehensive benefits package which includes pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), sick leave, travel insurance, death benefit, dental plan, extended health and vision care plan, employee assistance program and flexible health and wellness spending program.


    SALARY BANDS (JULY 1, 2017 – JUNE 30, 2018)
    Assistant Professor: $93,293 to $112,109
    Associate Professor: $112,109 to $130,925
    Professor: $130,925 to $152,877


    COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY
    The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The University is committed to employment equity. Members of Designated Groups (women, aboriginal people, people with disabilities and visible minorities) are encouraged to self-identify on their applications. All qualified individuals are invited to apply, but Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

  • This position has closed. Applications are no longer accepted.