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Back to search results Apply now Job no: 757515
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Agriculture And Nat Resources
Department: Agricultural Food And Resource Economics 10002036
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Agriculture, Tenure System Faculty, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union

Position Summary

The Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics (AFRE) at Michigan State University (MSU) invites applications for a full‐time, academic year tenured full professor position with a 50% research, 15% teaching, and 30% Extension/Outreach and 5% Service appointment.  The position start date is anticipated to be August 16, 2022. The Elton R. Smith endowment will provide support for the successful candidate to: (1) implement an outstanding economic research program in agricultural policy; (2) teach in the Department’s undergraduate and/or graduate programs and advise graduate students; and (3) provide mission-oriented policy education, outreach and leadership to university, industry, local, state, national, and international policy organizations and stakeholders. Applications for the E.R. Smith Endowed Professor are encouraged from scholars working on agricultural policy and economic and management issues within the agricultural and food systems.

Michigan’s agricultural and food landscapes are unique and evolving rapidly. Michigan agricultural production is highly diversified (one of the leading states in the US in the production of cherries, milk, beans, potatoes for processing, grapes, asparagus, cucumbers, apples, tomatoes, peaches) and the state leads in several minor crops.  The state is also home to many major food manufacturers whose activities are strongly connected to agriculture. Michigan’s overall socio-economic landscape is also highly unique, spanning major urban and rural areas, a diversity of industries, significant recreational and tourism activities, and diversity of needs. The incumbent is expected to develop and lead a major externally funded research and evidence-based mission-oriented program that contributes to policies that support an enabling environment for Michigan’s food and agricultural industries while advancing their sustainability. Working closely with industry stakeholders as well as local, state, and national policymakers is an important part of the E.R. Smith appointment.  The candidate is also expected to demonstrate ability to provide leadership in research on the topics mentioned above and to work collaboratively with other faculty in research and outreach within and outside the department.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Doctorate

Minimum Requirements

The successful candidate is expected to have a Ph.D. in agricultural economics, economics, or related field and have received national and international recognition through peer-reviewed scholarly publications, success in acquiring external funding, and a record of outstanding teaching and stakeholder engagement.  The candidate must also demonstrate the ability to interact with policy makers and industry stakeholders.  Current associate professors on a strong trajectory will be considered for the position.

Required Application Materials

For consideration, submit your application online at http://careers.msu.edu to job number 757515. Upload the following required documents: a) letter of interest that includes qualifications for the position and statement highlighting how your experiences align with the position; b) current curriculum vitae; c) a description of how you will contribute to our diversity, equity and inclusion goals; and d) contact information for three professional references.

Together-we-will Statement

The university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: https://msu.edu/together-we-will/

Special Instructions

To Apply: For consideration, submit your application online at http://careers.msu.edu to job number {#. Upload the following required documents: a) letter of interest that includes qualifications for the position and statement highlighting how your experiences align with the position; b) current curriculum vitae; c) a description of how you will contribute to our diversity, equity and inclusion goals; and d) contact information for three professional references.

Review of Applications: Screening of applicants will begin on March 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

Questions regarding this position can be addressed to the Search Committee Chair: Frank Lupi, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1039, USA, lupi@msu.edu, (517) 432-3883. 

Review of Applications Begins On

03/01/2022

Department Statement

The Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics:  One of the leading departments in the United States, AFRE counts over 50 faculty, 70 graduate students and 450 undergraduate students (with three majors: Agribusiness Management, Food Industry Management, and Environmental Economics and Management). For more information on the department, see: www.afre.msu.edu.

Location: The position will be based at Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI, USA. Michigan State University (MSU) is one of the top research universities in the world and home to nationally ranked and recognized academic, residential college, and service-learning programs. MSU is a diverse community of dedicated students and scholars, athletes and artists, and scientists that provide regional, national, and international leadership in basic and applied research and excellence in teaching. In addition, consistent with its Land Grant origins, the MSU community pursues international engagement and provides strong extension programs that partner with diverse stakeholders to provide much needed research in the areas of food, energy, water and the environment. MSU enjoys a park‐like campus with outlying research facilities and natural areas. The campus is located in the city of East Lansing, adjacent to the capital city of Lansing. The Lansing metropolitan area has a diverse population of >500,000. Local communities have excellent school systems and place a high value on education. The University is proactive about its obligations under the ADA, and provides individual accessibility plans to students and employees with disabilities. Michigan State University is also proactive in exploring opportunities for employment for dual career families, both inside and outside the University, and respects all family forms. Information about MSU’s dual career support can be found at http://miwin.msu.edu/. Information about WorkLife at MSU can be found at http://worklife.msu.edu/

Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Michigan State University is committed to achieving excellence by creating and sustaining an accessible and inclusive culture that values cultural and academic diversity. We are an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. The CANR is particularly interested in candidates of all backgrounds who are committed to the principle that academic excellence is achieved through open access and proactive inclusion.  Candidates are invited to view AFRE community norms at https://www.canr.msu.edu/afre/about/community-norms

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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