JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2019 - January 31, 2020

Michigan State University

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College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Department of Forestry
Assistant Professor of Forest Resource Economics

JOE ID Number: 2019-02_111464516
Date Posted: 12/12/2019
Date Inactive: 01/31/2020
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Assistant Professor of Forest Resource Economics
Section: US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: East Lansing, Michigan, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
Q2 -- Renewable Resources and Conservation
Q5 -- Environmental Economics
Natural Resources
Full Text of JOE Listing:

This is a 9-month tenure-system position (50% research, 30% teaching, 20% extension) in the Department of Forestry with the option of a joint appointment in the Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.

We seek an outstanding and innovative scientist, to identify/address issues related to decision-making and economic aspects of managing forest ecosystems, for a range of products and services, through research, teaching, and extension. The successful candidate will annually teach an undergraduate course in forest resource economics/management and a graduate course. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an internationally-recognized research program by securing competitive external funding, publishing in leading peer-reviewed journals, and advancing our understanding of economic and business attributes associated with the management of forested ecosystems. The successful candidate will also engage in Extension research, an opportunity to work with external stakeholders to conduct research that serves local economic development. Expanded position description is available at

Required qualifications: Earned Ph.D. in Forest, Natural Resource, or Environmental Economics or related field. Applicants should have demonstrated ability for scholarly activities including teaching, writing peer-reviewed journal articles, successful grant applications, a strong interest in outreach/extension activities and working with people from diverse backgrounds. Previous extension experience not required.

Application Requirements:
  • External Application URL and Instructions Below
Application deadline: 01/15/2020
Application Instructions:
To Apply: For consideration, submit your application online at to job number 623450. Upload the following required documents (PDF format): 1) a letter of interest detailing qualifications for the position, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statement of research experience and future direction (2 page max), 4) statement of teaching experience and philosophy (2 page max), 5) an explanation of how you will contribute to our goals of inclusive excellence and diversity in teaching, research and / or extension (2 page max), and 6) a list of three professional references with contact information (institution, email address, phone number). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Inquiries may be made to Prof. David MacFarlane, Chairperson, Forest Economics Search Committee, by email (preferred) or by phone at (517) 355-2399.