Assistant Professor of Food Marketing and Management

Michigan, United States
Salary Not specified
May 10, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor of Food Marketing and Management


Location:                     Dept. of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics, Michigan State University

Appointment:              9-month, fixed-term system


Position Description: This position will provide expertise and leadership in undergraduate teaching programs focused on food marketing and management.  The successful candidate will be expected to develop an independent, nationally recognized teaching program. Additional skills such as agricultural finance and entrepreneurship are welcome. The position will contribute to the teaching (75%) and applied research (25%) missions of our department. The successful applicant’s teaching and applied research program is expected to focus on one or more aspects of the food value chain, and to aid managers and entrepreneurs in Michigan and elsewhere. The individual filling this position will have the opportunity to work with multidisciplinary teams of educators, research scientists, extension specialists, and stakeholders using integrative approaches to address important questions facing the food system today. Scholarship and publication in peer-reviewed journals appropriate to the individual’s research focus is required. Teaching and service responsibilities will include five courses and advising for student clubs.  The position is renewable on a rolling 3-year appointment.


Qualifications: Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics, Management, or related field required. Scholarly interests in marketing, management, entrepreneurship, or finance preferred.  Candidates should possess excellent communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work effectively with other scholars and stakeholders. 


Background:  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 35 tenure system faculty, 44 fixed term faculty, 65 graduate students, and 500 undergraduate students (with 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. For more information on the department, see:


Application Procedure: Review of applications will begin June 8th, 2021 and will continue until a suitable candidate is selected.  To apply, please refer to job number 700193 and complete an electronic submission at the Michigan State University Employment Opportunities website  Applicants should submit the following materials: 1) a statement of research interest; 2) a current curriculum vitae; 3) a statement of teaching philosophy; 4) a summary of your experience with diversity and how you will contribute to our goals of inclusive excellence; 5) a writing sample (e.g. published article or working paper); 6) transcripts; and 7) information for three letters of reference.  If you have any questions, please contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Brent Ross, at


MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer.  MSU is committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential.  The University actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities. The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) at MSU 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 background who are committed to the principle that academic excellence is achieved through open access and proactive inclusion.