JOE - August 2012

Montana State University
Agricultural Economics and Economics
Assistant Professor of Agricultural Economics
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Assistant Professor of Agricultural Economics
Section: 1 -- US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Bozeman, MT, USA
JEL Classification: Q1 -- Agriculture
Keywords: Agricultural Economics, Economics, Commercial, Finance, Production, Management
Deadline Date: 09/2012
Salary Range: Competitive salary

JOE ID Number: 201208_397188

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Assistant Professor of Agricultural Economics
Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics
Search Number: 12182-2
Start Date: August 15, 2013
Appointment: Academic Year Appointment, tenure track position.
Salary: Competitive salary.
Benefits: Eligible
Community Information: Founded in 1893 as a Land Grant University, Montana State University (MSU) is composed of eight academic colleges and a graduate school and boasts a friendly, supportive faculty and campus environment. Currently, the University hosts an enrollment of over 14,000 students, including approximately 1,900 graduate students. MSU is classified as one of 108 U.S. Research Universities (very high research activity) by the Carnegie Foundation. MSU is located in Bozeman, Montana, an extended community of about 70,000 nestled in the Rocky Mountains in southwest Montana. In addition to providing access to an extraordinary ecosystem for teaching and research programs, Bozeman is renowned for year-round recreational and cultural opportunities to include access to world class ski areas, multiple blue ribbon trout streams and the Gallatin National Forest. The local airport is served by four national airlines and is the second busiest airport in the state.

Overview: 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 about 20 faculty members. The Department ascribes to the highest academic standards and is dedicated to education that develops human capital. Faculty members are highly productive scholars, who conduct research in agricultural and general economics, with an applied microeconomic emphasis and a focus on high quality publications in leading refereed journals. DAEE faculty obtain substantial extramural grant funding. The Department provides high quality teaching and outreach programs. Undergraduate degrees are offered in Agricultural Business and in Economics, with about 165 total undergraduate majors. DAEE, jointly with the College of Engineering, is developing an undergraduate program in financial engineering that is proposed to begin during the 2012-13 academic year. DAEE courses also play large service roles for other programs in the University. The Department offers a very rigorous, highly respected Master's degree in Applied Economics.

Duties and Responsibilities: This tenure-track position will provide high-quality teaching at the undergraduate and possibly master's levels. Research must result in publications that include leading disciplinary refereed journals. The area of emphasis is commercial agriculture (marketing, finance, management, production and/or closely related areas). This position consists of a 55% appointment with the Montana Agricultural Experiment Station and a 45% College appointment. The successful candidate will also advise undergraduate and graduate students, and conduct some research relevant to Montana agriculture. The successful applicant is expected to 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 commitment to teaching, research, and outreach/service.

Preferred Qualifications
1.Demonstrated success in teaching.
2.Demonstrated success in research.
3.Knowledge of agricultural experiment station research and outreach programs.
4.Demonstrated interest in commercial agriculture.
5.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, research, and outreach.

Additional Requirements:
In accordance with MSU policy, hiring will be conditional upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check.
Application Deadline:
Screening of applications will begin on September 7, 2012 and will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.
Application Instructions:

To apply, submit the following: (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 research and samples of written work (e.g., publication, research paper, or dissertation chapter); (5) evidence of teaching experience and effectiveness, and (6) three letters of reference that address teaching, research, and outreach abilities. An application packet addressing all of the above listed items is highly encouraged. Missing materials and/or information may not be requested and may result in your application not being considered for the position. Electronic submissions in PDF format are preferred, and must have the applicant's signature on the letter of application. For electronic submittals, please indicate "Applicant - Search #12182-3" in the subject line of the email. Submit materials to: Chair, DAEE Agricultural Economics Search Committee, Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics, PO Box 172920, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 59717-2920; (406) 994-3703; If submitting materials electronically, please also send a signed original of the letter of application. For additional information, contact Myles Watts, Search Committee Chair: Telephone (406) 994-3703; email:; Fax (406) 994-4838; internet: In order to receive Veterans Preference during the application review process, it is highly recommended that the required forms are included at the time you submit your application materials. Click here for the forms and information regarding Veterans Preference. Important note: Your preference form is submitted to a different location than your application materials. A DD214 is not a required document.

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FAX for Applications: 406-994-4838

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Chair, DAEE Agricultural Economics Search Committee
Department Of Agricultural Economics and Economics
PO Box 172920
Bozeman, MT USA 59717-2920

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