JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)
February 1, 2016 - July 31, 2016
Mississippi State University
Position Title/Short Description
Section: US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Mississippi State, Mississippi, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: 00 -- Default: Any Field
Status Update: Position has been filled
Full Text of JOE Listing:
Position Description: Candidates are sought to provide aggressive leadership in the development and implementation of a nationally recognized Extension education, information and outreach program pertaining to agricultural marketing, agribusiness management, and/or production economics. The objective is to provide producers, professional farm managers, agribusiness professionals, and policy makers with objective, research-based information on the economic and non-economic impacts of livestock and other agricultural markets, risk management applications and tools, and policy implications on the profitability of various business enterprises. The successful candidate will develop and assist in developing educational and applied research programs related to agricultural marketing, risk management, and/or production possibilities related to livestock and other agricultural commodities. Also the successful candidate will be expected to actively engage with subject matter specialists from other disciplines to appropriately develop an effective applied research and extension program. Teaching responsibilities would relate to the above subject areas.
Extension faculty members are expected to successfully seek external funding to help support their programs. Significant scholarly output including articles in peer-reviewed journals, extension and experiment station publications, departmental and college newsletter articles, Situation and Outlook reports, and popular press publications are expected. Educational Programs should be developed for clientele and county Extension Agents based on needs assessments to include national, regional, state and local county needs. Programs should be developed with curricula that can be delivered and evaluated by the specialist and /or county Extension Agents resulting in measured impacts. The successful candidate will also serve on the MSU Extension Program Development Team for Enterprise Economics. Also the successful candidate will work with faculty in the Department of Agricultural Economics, especially those working in agricultural marketing and agribusiness, risk management, farm marketing, and budgeting. Further, the candidate will be expected to offer workshop and county/state/regional educational presentations as well as cooperating with Extension communication specialists to contribute content for mass media programs.
This is a 12-month, 85% Extension, 15% teaching tenure-track appointment in the Department of Agricultural Economics.
Qualifications: A Ph.D. in agricultural economics or economics with specific training in agricultural marketing, agribusiness management, production economics, farm management, and/or related topics. The successful candidate will have a practical knowledge of U.S. and global agriculture, enabling her/him to work with public and private entities and agricultural producers in Mississippi. Excellent interpersonal skills and verbal and written communication skills are required for the position. Experience with Extension education is desirable, but not required. Candidates who are ABD will be considered.
Salary and Benefits: Highly Competitive
Application Procedure: Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, official transcripts of all college and university work, and have three professional letters of reference sent to: Mrs. Elizabeth Nicholson, Department of Agricultural Economics, P. O. Box 5187, Mississippi State, MS 39762 (or by email to . Applicants must complete the Personal Data Information form found at . (Search postings for PARF# 9403). For more information about this position and the Department of Agricultural Economics contact Keith H. Coble (coble@ , 662-325-6670) or visit the departmental website (link). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled with initial screening and interview arrangements to begin on May 20, 2016.
MSU is 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. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.
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