JOE - October 2012

Montana State University
Agricultural Economics and Economics
Assistant Professor of Economics
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Assistant Professor of Economics
Section: 1 -- US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Bozeman, MT, USA
JEL Classifications:
00 -- Default: Any Field
O1 -- Economic Development
Q5 -- Environmental Economics
Keywords: applied, natural resources, development, any field, microeconomics, Montana
Deadline Information: Screening will begin November 5, 2012.
Deadline Date: 11/5/2012
Salary Range: $80,000 per academic year

JOE ID Number: 201210_397720

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Assistant Professor of Economics
Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics
Search Number 12237-2
Start Date August 15, 2013
Appointment Full-time (1.0 FTE) tenure track, academic year appointment

Salary:$80,000 per academic year


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 seven national airlines with over twenty flights a day to nine cities.

Named an All American City, Bozeman boasts high-quality medical facilities, a very low crime rate, many fine restaurants, acclaimed public and private schools, a symphony orchestra and choir, an annual opera, and nationally known events such as the Sweet Pea Festival of the Arts held in early August of each year. Powder Magazine identified Bozeman, with "three distinctly different" major ski resorts within an hour's drive, as the number one place to live and ski in its November 2010 Magazine. ranked Bozeman #2 on the list of American Dreamtowns - small towns that offer the best quality of life without metropolitan hassles. The K-12 educational system, growing reputation of Montana State University, and pristine natural environment of the area combine to make Bozeman one of America's most desirable university towns. Bozeman is located in the beautiful Gallatin Valley, 90 miles north of Yellowstone National Park.

Overview: The Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics (DAEE) has 19 faculty members and is jointly administered by the College of Agriculture and the College of Letters and Science. Faculty members are highly productive scholars who focus on publishing on a broad range of applied microeconomics topics in leading refereed journals. DAEE faculty members also obtain extramural grant funding. Undergraduate degrees are offered in Economics and in Agricultural Business, with undergraduate majors numbering about 180. DAEE courses are also an important part of other undergraduate programs at the University. The Department offers a very rigorous, highly respected Master's degree in Applied Economics, graduating an average of six students per year.

Duties and Responsibilities: This tenure-track position will be responsible for providing high-quality research, teaching, and service. Research is expected to result in publications in leading disciplinary refereed journals. Teaching will be in courses at the undergraduate and possibly master's levels. Responsibilities may include large enrollment sections of introductory micro and macro classes, as well as intermediate micro and macro, natural resource, and development courses.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in economics or closely related discipline, by starting date.
Strong commitment to research, teaching, and service.

Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated success in research.
Demonstrated success in teaching.
Applied microeconomic research interests.

The Successful Candidate Will: Have excellent verbal and written communications skills, strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to contribute successfully to DAEE research, teaching, and service.

Additional Requirements: In accordance with MSU policy, hiring will be conditional upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check.
Application Instructions:

Application Deadline: Screening of applications will begin on November 5, 2012 and will continue to be accepted until a suitable candidate is hired.

Application Procedure: Departmental representatives will be attending the ASSA annual meetings in San Diego in January 2013. It is preferred candidates apply online at

Applications should include:
(1) a letter of application addressing the job description and required and preferred qualifications indicated above, and
(2) curriculum vita, and
(3) copy of graduate transcripts, and
(4) samples of written work (e.g., publication, research paper, or dissertation chapter), and
(5) evidence, if available, of teaching experience and effectiveness and
(6) three (3) letters of reference that address both teaching and research abilities.
An application packet addressing all the above requirements and qualification as listed is highly encouraged. Missing materials and information may not be requested and may result in your application not being considered for the position.

Additional information and questions should be directed to:
Search Committee, Assistant Professor of Economics Search,
Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics, Montana State University, PO Box 172920, Bozeman, MT 59717-2920
(406)994-3701; 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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Search Committee/Assistant Professor of Economics
Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics
Montana State University
PO Box 172920
306 Linfield Hall
Bozeman, MT USA 59717-2920

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Search Committee/Assistant Professor of Economics
Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics
Montana State University
PO Box 172920
306 Linfield Hall
Bozeman , MT 59717-2920

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