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Michigan State University Seeks Assistant Professor - Tenure System

October 18, 2019

Position Title                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Unknown-8                                       
Assistant Professor

Job Description

This position will provide expertise and leadership in research and extension programing focused on production and farm management economics.  The successful candidate will be expected to develop an independent, externally funded, nationally recognized research and extension program. Additional skills such as agricultural finance and optimization methods are welcome. The position will contribute to the research (50%), extension (35%), and teaching (15%) missions of our department. The successful applicant’s research and extension program is expected to focus on one or more aspects of the agricultural value chain, and to aid producers and agribusinesses in Michigan and elsewhere. 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 agriculture today. Scholarship and publication in peer-reviewed journals appropriate to the individual’s research focus is required. Teaching responsibilities will include one course and graduate advising.


Required Education:
Minimum Requirements:

Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics, Economics, or related field required. Scholarly interests in management, production, or finance preferred.  Candidates should possess excellent communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work effectively with other researchers and stakeholders. 

Special Instructions:

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2019 and will continue until a suitable candidate is selected.  To apply, please refer to Posting 610466 and complete an electronic submission at the Michigan State University Employment Opportunities website  If you have any questions, please contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. David Ortega, at

Application Requirements:
1) a statement of research interest
2) a current curriculum vitae
3) a statement of teaching philosophy
4) a summary of your experience with diversity and how you will contribute to our goals of inclusive excellence
5) a writing sample (e.g. job market paper)
6) transcripts
7) contact information for three letters of reference.

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.


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