Assistant/Associate Professor Of Agricultural And Food Policy
Michigan State University
Location: Dept. of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics, Michigan State University
Appointment: 9-month, tenure system
Position Description: This position will provide expertise and leadership in research and extension programming focused policy issues. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an independent, externally funded, nationally recognized research and extension program with emphasis on agricultural, food, and international trade policy. The position appointment is anticipated to be approximately 50% research, 35% extension, and 15% teaching. The successful applicant's research and extension program is expected to focus on one or more aspects of agriculture or food value chains, and to aid producers and agribusinesses in Michigan and elsewhere. The successful candidate will be expected to work with agrifood organizations and commodity groups in evaluating policy issues and provide analysis regarding impacts and implications. The individual filling this position will have the opportunity to work with multidisciplinary teams of research scientists, extension educators, and stakeholders using integrative approaches to solve important questions facing the agri-food system today. Scholarship and publication in peer-reviewed journals appropriate to the individual's research focus is required. Teaching responsibilities will include one undergraduate course per year (normally 3 credits) in a related field as well as graduate training.
Background: Michigan State University is the pioneer Land Grant University and the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources is a national leader in agricultural research and extension programming. The Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics, one of the leading applied economics departments in the U.S., is ranked in the top five for research in agricultural economics by RePEc and has 37 tenure system faculty, 55 fixed term faculty, 85 graduate students, and 750 undergraduate students (with three majors in Agribusiness Management, Food Industry Management, Environmental Economics and Management). We address societal policy questions and solve practical problems for producers, consumers, and the environment. Our undergraduate and graduate programs prepare the next generation of economists and managers to meet the needs of the food, agricultural, and natural resource systems in Michigan and around the world. The department maintains a large international program and major external grant funding. For more information on the department, see: www.afre.msu.edu
Qualifications: Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics, Economics, or related field required. Scholarly interests in agricultural and food policy preferred. Candidates 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, grantsmanship, and teaching.
Application Procedure: Review of applications will begin October 22, 2018 and will continue until a suitable candidate is selected. To apply, please refer to Posting 533001 and complete an electronic submission at the Michigan State University Employment Opportunities website http://careers.msu.edu. Applicants should submit the following materials: 1) a statement of research interest; 2) a current curriculum vitae; 3) a statement of teaching philosophy that specifically addresses the alignment between your goals and CANR's focus on excellence through diversity and inclusion, including summary of your experience with, or interest in working in diverse classrooms and communities; 4) a writing sample (e.g. job market paper); 5) transcripts; and 6) names and email addresses for three references. If you have any questions prior to submitting an electronic application, please contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Christopher Wolf, at firstname.lastname@example.org
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