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Michael Yanney Chair of International Trade and Finance

Title: Michael Yanney Chair of International Trade and Finance

  • Employer: University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Agricultural Economics)
  • Location: United States
  • Position Type: Full Professor
  • Deadline: Feb 28, 2018

  • Job Description:

    The Agricultural Economics Department in the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources seeks candidates for the Michael Yanney Chair, one of three endowed faculty members forming the core of the Clayton K. Yeutter Institute for International Trade and Finance at the University of Nebraska. Exceptional scholars associated with the Yeutter Institute will work collaboratively on major issues related to international trade and trade policy, with particular emphasis on the impact of those policies on Nebraska and the region. In addition to this position in the Department of Agricultural Economics, endowed professorships are being established in the UNL Law College and the Economics Department in the College of Business. Appointment is a nine-month tenure track position, 60 percent research, 35 percent teaching, and 5 percent service, at the rank of associate or full professor.

    This endowed chair will focus on policy issues in international agricultural trade as influenced by trade agreements and the evolving nature of global supply chains. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate courses on international agricultural trade and strategic trade policy. The incumbent will also be expected to publish in scholarly journals and to advise graduate and undergraduate students. As an associate of the Yeutter Institute, the incumbent will collaborate with other Yeutter Institute faculty members and work to communicate information about significant issues in international agricultural trade to students, colleagues, state and national policy makers, and the general public.

    International trade and trade policy are critical for the agricultural sector in Nebraska and the rest of the United States. Based on USDA data, about 38 percent of gross U.S. farm income in 2016 came from export sales. U.S. agricultural policy is inextricably interwoven with international trade because of the constraints imposed by multilateral, bilateral and regional trade agreements. The intricate relations between farm income, agricultural policy, international trade and trade policy were at the center of Clayton Yeutter’s career and provide the motivation for the Yeutter Institute.

    Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics, Economics or closely related areas and a record of scholarly contributions related to international trade and finance commensurate with the rank hired and which would qualify the candidate for tenure in the department. Preferred qualifications: A demonstrated ability to attract competitively-funded research, to work in multidisciplinary teams to address global trade and finance issues and a demonstrated excellence in teaching and student advising.

    How to Apply: To view details of the position and make application, go to Search for position F_170171. Click on “Apply to this job.” Complete the application. Attach a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and arrange to have reference letters sent to: Review of applications to begin on March 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. For more information, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Wes Peterson, by calling 402.472.3401 or by email at

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