JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)
August 1, 2015 - January 31, 2016
Utah State University
Position Title/Short Description
Section: US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Logan, Utah, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: Q1 -- Agriculture
Full Text of JOE Listing:
Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist, Agricultural Economics. A nine month tenure track position with a 65:30:5 division of effort between extension, teaching, and service, starting August 1, 2016. The extension role also carries with it an expectation of applied research. There are opportunities, primarily through successful grant writing, to augment salary beyond the nine-month base salary.
The successful candidate will develop a nationally recognized extension and applied research program in agricultural economics. Extension and applied research areas of emphasis may include, but are not limited to production economics, risk management, farm policy including insurance, farm/ranch management, commodity marketing, and price analysis. Research areas related to agricultural issues in Utah and the surrounding region are preferred. The candidate will be expected to seek external funding. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels.
A Ph.D. in agricultural economics, economics, or closely related field must be completed before beginning employment. Evidence of excellent oral and written communication skills are required. Previous grant writing success is preferred.
Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. A competitive benefits package includes a choice of retirement programs, paid leave, as well as life, medical, dental, and disability insurance.
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