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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Agriculture And Nat Resources
Department: Agricultural Food And Resource Economics 10002036
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: 1/2 Time (50-64.9%), Fixed Term Academic Staff, Education/Training

Position Summary

The Michigan State University Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics and Extension Center for Local Government Finance and Policy is seeking a person to fill a 50 percent Specialist-Curriculum Development (potentially with an expanded role if funding is available).  Michigan State University has a long and distinguished role in institutional economics dating back to the 1950’s. The Specialist will be responsible for taking the lead in developing material for training and education in applied institutional economics and doing applied research in this area. This includes working on a new edition of the book, Conflict and Cooperation by A. Alan Schmid as well as developing new case study materials and doing interview with leading experts in the field as background material.  There will also be an opportunity to work on other projects as part of the Center’s portfolio.  The preferred candidate will have a background in institutional economics and an interest in pursuing opportunities to expand the field.

Required Degree

Masters

Minimum Requirements

  • Master’s degree required.
  • Experience with institutional economics will be an important consideration. 
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills are required.

Required Application Materials

Review of applications will begin February 11th, 2019 and will continue until a suitable candidate is selected.  To apply, please refer to Posting 557354 and complete an electronic submission at the Michigan State University Employment Opportunities website http://careers.msu.edu.  Applicants should submit the following materials:

1) letter of application

2) a current curriculum vitae;

3) a statement of academic advising philosophy that specifically addresses the alignment between your goals and CANR’s focus on excellence through diversity and inclusion, including summary of your experience with, or interest in working with a diverse group of students and communities;

4) transcripts; and

5) names and email addresses for three references. 

If you have any questions prior to submitting an electronic application, please contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Eric Scorsone, scorsone@msu.edu.

Special Instructions

Review of applications will begin February 11th, 2019 and will continue until a suitable candidate is selected.  To apply, please refer to Posting 557354 and complete an electronic submission at the Michigan State University Employment Opportunities website http://careers.msu.edu

If you have any questions prior to submitting an electronic application, please contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Eric Scorsone, scorsone@msu.edu.

Review of Applications Begins On

02/11/2019

Website

http://www.canr.msu.edu/afre/

Department Statement

Michigan State University is the pioneer Land Grant University and the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources is a national leader in agricultural research and extension programming.  The Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics, one of the leading applied economics departments in the U.S., is ranked in the top five for research in agricultural economics by RePEc and has 37 tenure system faculty, 55 fixed term faculty, 85 graduate students, and 750 undergraduate students (with three majors in Agribusiness Management, Food Industry Management, Environmental Economics and Management).  We address societal policy questions and solve practical problems for producers, consumers, and the environment.  Our undergraduate and graduate programs prepare the next generation of economists and managers to meet the needs of the food, agricultural, and natural resource systems in Michigan and around the world.  The department maintains a large international program and major external grant funding.  For more information on the department, see: www.afre.msu.edu. The Department has over a fifty year history of working in the field of institutional economics and producing some of the leading scholars in the field.

MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

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