Two Assistant Professor Positions 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: PO Box 172920, 303 Linfield Hall, Bozeman, Montana, 59717-2920, United States
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: Continuing/permanent
Letters of reference required: 3
Application deadline: 16 Sep 2022 midnight UTC (no longer accepting applications)
Current search status: Reviewing applications
Posting end date: 16 Sep 2022
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Department Information

Montana State University is an R1 land grant university with total enrollment of 17,500 students including 2,000 graduate students. Bozeman is a community of 50,000 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. The department offers undergraduate degrees in agricultural business, economics, and financial engineering, with undergraduate majors numbering about 280, and a rigorous, highly respected master’s degree in applied economics, graduating an average of 6-8 students per year.

Job Description

The successful candidates for this tenure-track position will provide high-quality teaching of DAEE undergraduate agricultural business, economics, and financial engineering courses and possibly master’s level courses. Their scholarship will result in publications in leading disciplinary peer-reviewed journals. The area of scholarship emphasis for these positions is applied microeconomics of agriculture, including scholarship relevant to agricultural producers and firms in Montana. 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.

The positions consist of:

  • 30% teaching (2 courses per year),
  • 60% scholarship, and
  • 10% service

These positions are funded by 50% appointment with the Montana Agricultural Experiment Station (MAES) and 50% College of Agriculture appointment.

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/ranch management, agricultural marketing, food marketing, finance, international trade, agricultural policy 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.

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.
  • Have dedication to supporting and enhancing Montana State University’s initiative for diversity, equity and inclusiveness.

Application Procedure

Applicants should upload the following materials via

  1. a letter of application specifically 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 written work (e.g., 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.

Screening of applications will begin on September 16, 2022; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.

Departmental representatives will be available for informal discussions with candidates at the AAEA annual meetings in July/August 2022. Preliminary interviews with candidates will be conducted via video conferencing. On-campus interviews will begin October 2022. The starting date is negotiable. For more information, please contact Richard Ready at

MSU is an ADA/EO/AA/Vet Pref employer.

Submission materials required
  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Graduate transcript
  • Research statement
  • Paper (writing example)
  • Additional paper (optional)
  • Teaching statement (optional)
  • Teaching evaluations (optional)
  • Reference letter (optional)
  • Reference letter (optional)
  • Reference letter (optional)
  • Job market paper (optional)
  • Video presentation of job market paper (optional)
  • Letters of reference: 3
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