JOE - December 2012

University of Minnesota
Applied Economics
Assistant Professor, Food Systems Economics
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Assistant Professor, Food Systems Economics
Section: 1 -- US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Saint Paul, MN, USA
JEL Classifications:
L -- Industrial Organization
M -- Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting
Q1 -- Agriculture
Deadline Information: Position open until filled.

JOE ID Number: 201212_398292

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This is a 9-month, 100% time, 50% research and 50% teaching, tenure track appointment. The Department of Applied Economics offers highly ranked programs of study at the undergraduate, M.S., and Ph.D. levels. Food System Economics is an area where there are clear and important research questions. This position represents an investment in the University of Minnesota's expanding focus on food and related agricultural issues. The department is located in a diverse metropolitan area, home to a large agribusiness and food industry and in the center of a diverse agricultural production region. This proximity offers unique opportunities to address management, business and policy issues throughout the food supply chain. This position reflects interest from students, both undergraduate and graduate, from within our programs, and from across the Twin Cities campus. This position includes responsibilities for teaching, research, and leadership related to Food System Economics. Possible areas of specialization within Food System Economics include, but are not limited to: 1) industrial organization of the food system, 2) economics of production and management in diverse agricultural and food systems, 3) domestic and/or international food and agricultural policy, 4) risk analysis and management in complex food systems, 5) economics of food systems and human health interactions. Inquiries from outstanding scholars interested in economic issues related to agriculture and food would also be welcomed. Essential qualification: Ph.D. in applied economics, agricultural economics, economics, or a closely related field by date of appointment.

Review of applications will begin on December 7, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. For further information contact Search Committee Chair Robert King, Department of Applied Economics, 218J Ruttan Hall, 1994 Buford Ave., St. Paul, MN 55108, .
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