JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2014 - January 31, 2015

Iowa State University

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College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Assistant Professor

JOE ID Number: 2014-02_111451725
Date Posted: 10/03/2014
Date Inactive: 01/31/2015
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Assistant Professor
Section: US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Ames, Iowa, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
Q2 -- Renewable Resources and Conservation
Q3 -- Nonrenewable Resources and Conservation
Q4 -- Energy
Q5 -- Environmental Economics
environmental economics
natural resource economics
Full Text of JOE Listing:

As part of a major interdisciplinary hiring initiative in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Iowa State University (ISU), a new joint initiative by the Departments of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences; Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology; and Economics and the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication aims to expand our capabilities for fundamental research on sustainable environmental systems. Multiple new hires in the field of Sustainability Science are planned for the next 2-3 years and should expect to benefit from and contribute to the interaction and collaboration among these and other departments.

As a part of this initiative, the Department of Economics at Iowa State University seeks to hire a tenure-track assistant professor in environmental and natural resource economics. The successful applicant will be part of a Sustainability Science interdisciplinary group including biological, physical, and social scientists and communications experts that will address the challenge of sustainability from an environmental systems perspective, including the analysis of environmental public policy. The successful applicant will be expected to develop, or maintain, a strong research program in environmental and natural resource economics with a focus on Sustainability Science, to publish regularly in top journals in economics and other relevant fields, to provide high quality teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and to supervise graduate student research. Successful applicants will also be expected to seek external grant and contract funding, particularly through multi-disciplinary collaborations to secure funds targeting sustainability research.

Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 34,000 students are enrolled, and served by over 6,100 faculty and staff (see Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted second best most livable small city in the nation (see

Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.

Questions regarding this position can be directed to: John Schroeter,, 515-294-5876.

Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link
  • Letters of Reference Instructions Below
Application deadline: 12/01/2014
Reference Instructions:
As part of the application process, applicants will be asked to enter the names and email addresses for three references. Upon submission of the application, an automated email will be generated and sent to the references with instructions on how to submit the reference letter through a confidential on-line portal.