JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

February 1, 2016 - July 31, 2016

Mississippi State University

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Agriculture, Forestry & Veterinary Medicine
Agricultural Economics
Professor and Department Head

JOE ID Number: 2016-01_111455439
Date Posted: 03/29/2016
Date Inactive: 07/31/2016
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Professor and Department Head
Section: US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Mississippi State, Mississippi, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: Q -- Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics

Status Update: Position has been filled
Full Text of JOE Listing:

Job Description: The Department of Agricultural Economics at Mississippi State University is seeking a Professor and Department Head. The Department currently houses approximately 160 undergraduate students, 16 graduate students and 25 faculty both on campus and at research and extension centers throughout Mississippi. The Department offers Bachelors of Science degrees within two majors: Agribusiness and Environmental Economics & Management. Graduate degree programs offered include a Master of Science and Master of Agribusiness Management. The Department is committed to enhancing its statewide, national and international reputation for excellence in agricultural economics, environmental economics and agribusiness. More information about the Department can be found on the web at

Duties and Responsibilities: The Head of the Department is responsible to the Dean, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences; Director, Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station; and Director, MSU Extension Service. The head will have a full-time administrative appointment and will provide leadership for undergraduate and graduate teaching, research, and extension programs in Agricultural Economics; is responsible for managing budgets and personnel functions; and is expected to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other units in the university, agricultural clientele groups, the agribusiness community, government agencies and professional societies.

Qualifications: Candidates must have an earned doctorate in Agricultural Economics, Economics or a closely related field and demonstrated excellence in teaching, research and/or extension sufficient to qualify for the rank of Professor. Candidates should have demonstrated potential and/or experience in planning, developing, coordinating, and evaluation of teaching, research and extension programs; securing and administering resources; and communication skills to coordinate interdisciplinary programs with other departments, government agencies, land-grant universities, clientele groups, the agribusiness community and professional/commodity organizations.

Salary and Benefits: Salary commensurate with training and experience; competitive benefits.

Application Procedure: Applicants must apply online at A letter of application, personal C.V. and names/address/emails of at least four (4) professional references should be forwarded to: Dr. John Blanton, Chair, Search Committee for Department Head, Agricultural Economics, Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences, Mississippi State University, Box 9815, Mississippi State, MS 39762. Nominations are encouraged and can be sent to same address or by phone (662-325-2935) or email ( Questions regarding the position or the application process should be directed to Dr. John Blanton. A review of applications will begin May 1st, 2016. Applications/nominations will be accepted until an acceptable candidate is chosen.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link
Application deadline: 07/31/2016