Assistant Professor

Mississippi, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jan 22, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Function:

Candidates are sought to develop and implement a nationally recognized Extension and teaching program in agricultural policy and/or finance. The successful candidate’s primary Extension mission will be to provide agricultural producers, professional farm managers, agribusiness professionals, and policymakers with research-based information. The successful candidate will develop educational and applied research programs related to agricultural policy or agricultural finance. Priority areas include: commodity programs, conservation policy, farm management, or agricultural finance issues of interest to farmers and lenders. S/he will be expected to engage with subject matter specialists from related disciplines to develop an effective applied research and Extension program appropriately. The successful candidate will also develop an effective classroom teaching program for a course in the department. This position includes a 12.5% teaching appointment, which is consistent with teaching one course per year.

Salary Grade : UC

Please see Staff Compensation Structure or Skilled Crafts and Service Maintenance Compensation Schedule for salary ranges. For salary grade UC, these positions are "Unclassified" and salary ranges are determined by the hiring department.

Tenure Track Status:

Tenure Track

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be expected to seek and secure external funding to support her/his Extension programs. Significant scholarly output, including articles in peer-reviewed journals, Extension publications, departmental and college newsletter articles, and popular press publications, are examples of the types of outputs expected. S/he will work with faculty in the Department of Agricultural Economics, especially those working in agricultural marketing, agribusiness, risk management, and farm management. Further, the candidate will be expected to develop an Extension plan of work involving specialist delivered and/or agent-based educational programs.

Minimum Qualifications:

A Ph.D. in agricultural economics or economics with specific training in agricultural policy, agricultural finance, and related topics is required. The successful candidate will have practical knowledge of U.S. and global agriculture, enabling her/him to work with public and private entities and agricultural producers in Mississippi. Excellent presentation skills, applied economic research skills, interpersonal skills, and verbal and written communication skills are required for the position.

ABDs or degree pending considered (all but DISS):


Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with Extension education is desirable but not required

Instructions for Applying:

Link to apply:

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 Debra Price, Department of Agricultural Economics, Box 5187, Mississippi State, MS 39762 (or by email to Applicants must complete the Personal Data Information form found at (Search postings for PARF#501870 ). For more information about this position and the Department of Agricultural Economics, contact Keith Coble (, 662-325-6670) or visit the departmental website.

Any social security numbers included on requested transcripts should be redacted prior to submitting online.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled with initial screening and interview arrangements to begin on April 1, 2021.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable 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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