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Michigan State University Seeks Assistant Professor of Ag & Food Policy

December 20, 2021

Position Title                                                               Michigan State Helmet logo
Assistant Professor of Agriculture and Food Policy        
 
 
Position Summary

This position will provide expertise and leadership in policy-focused research and outreach/extension programming.  The successful candidate is expected to develop an independent, externally funded, nationally recognized research and outreach/extension program emphasizing agricultural and food policy.  The successful applicant’s research and outreach/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 agri-food organizations and commodity groups to evaluate 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.  Scholarship and publications in peer-reviewed journals in line with the individual’s research focus is expected. Teaching responsibilities will include one undergraduate course per year (normally 3 credits) in a related field as well as graduate student advising.

Required Degree

Doctorate

 
Minimum Requirements

The successful candidate is expected to have a Ph.D. in Agricultural or Applied Economics, Economics, or a closely related field. 

 
Desired Qualifications

The successful candidate 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, grant-writing, and teaching.

 

Required Application Materials

Application materials must include: a) letter of interest that includes qualifications for the position; b) a combined research and extension/outreach statement addressing how the candidate envisions their research and extension/outreach program; c) a statement of teaching and graduate student advising philosophy; d) a description of how you will contribute to our diversity, equity and inclusion goals, including a summary of your experience with, or interest in working in, diverse classrooms and communities; e) current curriculum vitae; f) a writing sample (i.e., job market paper); and g) contact information for three professional references. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

 

Together-we-will Statement
The university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: https://msu.edu/together-we-will/
 
 
Special Instructions

For consideration, submit your application online at http://careers.msu.edu to job number 743751. Application materials must include: a) letter of interest that includes qualifications for the position; b) a combined research and extension/outreach statement addressing how the candidate envisions their research and extension/outreach program; c) a statement of teaching and graduate student advising philosophy; d) a description of how you will contribute to our diversity, equity and inclusion goals, including a summary of your experience with, or interest in working in, diverse classrooms and communities; e) current curriculum vitae; f) a writing sample (i.e., job market paper); and g) contact information for three professional references. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

 

Although announced with a Dec. 6 submission deadline, Michigan State is still accepting applications for Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Food Policy (Tenure System).  For full consideration, candidates should apply as soon as possible.  Full position description and application instructions at:  https://careers.msu.edu/en-us/job/508589/assistant-professortenure-system

 


MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer, committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. Michigan State University Extension employment opportunities are open to eligible/qualified persons without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, religion, age, height, weight, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital status, family status or veteran status. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodations. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities. 

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