Research Faculty - Endowed Chair of Risk Management

Idaho, United States
Salary Not specified
Apr 02, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

University of Idaho

Research Faculty - Endowed Chair of Risk Management

Location: Moscow

Division/College: Col of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Employee Category: Faculty

Pay Range: Commensurate with Market and Experience

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:
The individual filling this position will have a tenure home in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology (AERS) and will be an affiliate faculty member of the College of Business and Economics (CBE). S/he will provide leadership for the Agricultural Commodity Risk Management program in AERS and the Barker Capital Trading and Management program in CBE. The Endowed Chair will teach in support of undergraduate and graduate programs.

The Endowed Chair will conduct rigorous research related to risks that arise throughout the agricultural supply chain from farm to fork: including but not limited to risks stemming from factors related to production, environment, price fluctuations, logistics and transportation, variable policies, labor, biosecurity, and food safety. It is expected that the research program will be supported by nationally competitive grants and the research results will be published in high quality journals.

In addition, the Endowed Chair will provide important outreach to regional stakeholders, including but not limited to commodity groups, agribusinesses, producers, financial institutions, market participants and policy makers on agricultural and supply chain risk management strategies. Relative position responsibilities in the areas of teaching, research, outreach and service are negotiable upon hire.

The activities of the Endowed Chair will be supported by proceeds from an endowment established by the Idaho Wheat Commission.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Ph.D. in agricultural economics, economics, finance or a related field
• Strong evidence of an outstanding record of scholarly research in the area of risk management and agricultural or financial markets
• Academic record of excellence sufficient to merit appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor with tenure at the University of Idaho

Preferred Qualifications:
• Evidence of success at securing nationally competitive grant funding
• Evidence of excellent communications skills, particularly in communicating research findings to non-academic audiences

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

Posting Number: F000873P

Posting Date: 08/26/2020

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:
Applications received by November 16, 2020 will receive first consideration.

Along with your online application the application materials should include: 1) a letter addressing your qualifications relative to the required and preferred qualifications for this position; 2) an up-to-date CV; 3) names and contact information for at least 3 references; 4) copy of a research paper pertinent to this Endowed Chair position. (upload under other document 1)

For questions please contact:
Cathy A. Roheim - Search Chair

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

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EEO Statement
University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.