Assistant Professor in Agricultural Economics, AY, Tenure-track
Advertiser: Agricultural Economics & Economics, Montana State University (Bozeman)
Field(s) of specialization: Environmental; Ag. Econ.
Position type(s): Assistant Professor
Location of job: 306 Linfield Hall, Bozeman, Montana, 59717, United States
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: Continuing/permanent
Letters of reference required: 3
Target date for applications: 1 Aug 2019
Current search status: Position filled
Posting end date: 15 Sep 2019
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Assistant Professor in Agricultural Economics, AY, Tenure-track

Location:  Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics, College of Agriculture and College of Letters and Science, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 59717-2920

Position type(s): Assistant Professor

Fields of specialization: JEL Code Q1 - Agricultural Economics

Screening deadline: August 1, 2019

Starting Date: August 16, 2020

Salary and Benefits: Salary range is $83k - $88.5k, based on experience.

Department Information: Montana State University is a land grant university with total enrollment of 17,000 students including 2,000 graduate students. Bozeman is a community of 45,000 people situated in the Gallatin Valley, 90 miles north of Yellowstone National Park. Residents enjoy a high quality of life, excellent public schools, and outstanding recreational and cultural opportunities.  The Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics (DAEE) is jointly administered by the College of Agriculture and the College of Letters and Science and has 23 faculty members. The Department aspires to the highest academic standards and is dedicated to education that develops human capital. Faculty members are highly productive scholars who conduct scholarship in economics, with an emphasis on agricultural and applied microeconomics and a focus on high quality publications in leading refereed journals. DAEE faculty often obtain extramural grant funding. Undergraduate degrees are offered in agricultural business, economics, and financial engineering, with undergraduate majors numbering about 350. The department also offers a rigorous, highly respected master’s degree in applied economics, graduating an average of 6-7 students per year.

Job Description: The successful candidate for this tenure-track position will provide high-quality teaching of DAEE undergraduate agricultural business and economics courses and possibly master's level courses. Their scholarship will result in publications that include leading disciplinary peer-reviewed journals. The area of scholarship emphasis for this position is applied microeconomics of agriculture, including scholarship relevant to agricultural producers, firms within the food supply chain, and agricultural communities in Montana. The position consists of a 50% appointment with the Montana Agricultural Experiment Station (MAES) and a 50% College of Agriculture appointment. The successful candidates will also advise undergraduate and graduate students and participate in the department's tradition of outreach to state, national, and global audiences.

Required Qualifications:

1. Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics or Economics prior to the starting date.

2. Strong potential for effectiveness in teaching, scholarship, and outreach/service.

3. Demonstrated interest in scholarship applicable to commercial agriculture, including commercial agriculture in Montana, especially in the areas of production economics, farm management, agricultural marketing, food marketing, finance, international trade and/or closely related areas.


Preferred Qualifications:

1. Demonstrated success in scholarship and teaching.

2. Scholarship and outreach interests that contribute to the MAES mission.

3. Strength in economic theory and quantitative analysis.

4. Demonstrated commitment to student, faculty, and staff diversity. 

The Successful Candidate Will:

Have excellent verbal and written communications skills, strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to successfully contribute to DAEE teaching, scholarship, and outreach.

Application Procedure:

Applicants should submit the following materials via (1) a letter of application addressing the required and preferred qualifications listed above, (2) a curriculum vita, (3) a copy of graduate transcripts, (4) a summary of current scholarship and samples of recent written work (e.g., job market paper, publication, research paper, or dissertation chapter), (5) evidence of teaching experience and effectiveness (if available), and (6) three letters of reference that address teaching, scholarship, and outreach abilities.

For additional information, contact Richard Ready, Search Committee Chair: Telephone (406) 994-7365; email; internet:

Screening will begin August 1, 2019 and continue until a suitable candidate is hired. Departmental representatives will be attending the AAEA annual meetings in July 2019. MSU is an ADA/EO/AA/Vet Pref employer.

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