The Department of Economics at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa seeks to fill a faculty position in agricultural economics and/or environmental and resource economics at the rank of Associate or Full Professor (tenure-track or tenured). The successful applicantâs research program will address key issues in Agricultural Economics and/or Environmental and Resource Economics, with emphasis on problems important to Iowa Stateâs mission as a land-grant university.
In Agricultural Economics, possible areas of interest include but are not limited to: commodity markets; risk management; contracting, vertical integration, and the industrial organization of agricultural markets; innovation, new technologies, and production agriculture; welfare analysis of agricultural policies. In Environmental and Resource Economics, possible areas of interest include but are not limited to: environmental aspects of agricultural production, water quality, bio-renewable energy, intertemporal models and dynamic resource management, global climate change, and sustainability.
The successful candidate will be expected to publish regularly in top scholarly outlets, teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, supervise graduate student research, and seek external grant and contract funding.
Appointments at the rank of Associate Professor with tenure presume evidence of excellence in scholarship that establishes the individual as a significant contributor to the field or profession, with potential for national distinction. Appointments at the rank of Professor presume national distinction in scholarship, as evident in the candidate's wide recognition and outstanding contributions to the field or profession.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
PhD in Economics, Agricultural Economics, or related field
Demonstrated excellence in scholarship in the areas of the position description
Demonstrated record of research accomplishments
Demonstrated record of teaching excellence
Demonstrated success in graduate student supervision
Demonstrated success in attracting competitive external funding
Department/Program & College Description:
Â The Department of Economics, with approximately 40 tenured or tenure-track faculty, has a long tradition of excellence in education, research, and engagement with the community. Our undergraduate program is the academic home to over 600 students in three different majors. Our graduate program offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in economics and agricultural economics, and places graduates in vital positions in academia, government, and industry throughout the world. Faculty research covers a broad spectrum ranging from theoretical analyses to applied policy studies, and increasingly including multidisciplinary work conducted in collaboration with experts in many other fields.
Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see www.visitames.com).
Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.
Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status and will not be discriminated against.