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Assistant Professor in Agricultural Economics

Iowa State University
Ames, IA
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
Oct 11, 2022
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Iowa State University

Position Title: Assistant Professor in Agricultural Economics


Position Description

The Department of Economics seeks to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Agricultural Economics. The approximate division of responsibilities for this position is 60% extension, 25% research, and 15% teaching. The home college for the position is the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The individual in this position is expected to develop a nationally recognized extension and research program in the economics of agricultural production and technology with an emphasis on crop production, land, and other natural resources. The extension program will be expected to address critical farm management issues relevant to Iowa and the U.S., including the economics of farmland values and cropping systems and the analysis of new production technologies.  The individual will manage the Iowa Land Values Survey and will be expected to be responsive to important new issues as they emerge. The successful candidate will be expected to collaborate across departments, extension units, and university centers.


The research and teaching activities are envisioned to be synergistic with the extension activities. A natural outcome of these activities will be applied extension materials targeting producers, agribusiness professionals, and other relevant groups; original research in agricultural economics leading to publications in appropriate refereed journals and other professional outlets; and presentations at professional conferences. The successful candidate will be expected to generate extramural funds to support extension and research activities. Opportunities will exist to direct graduate student research and serve on graduate program of study committees. The candidate will also possess excellent written and verbal communication skills. The teaching assignment is expected to be approximately one course per year.  


Required Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Economics, Agricultural Economics or related field


Preferred Qualifications:

Strong training in microeconomics and quantitative methods

Strong evidence of research interests in one or more of the following fields: agricultural production; land valuation; environmental economics; resource economics; and/or agricultural finance.

Demonstrated ability to communicate economic ideas in public forums

Demonstrated potential for accomplishment in extension and outreach

Demonstrated potential for accomplishment in college teaching

Demonstrated potential for accomplishment in research

Demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion as described in a statement of diversity and inclusion efforts


Application Instructions:

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. However, to receive full consideration, applications should be received by 12/1/2022. All interested, qualified persons must apply for this position online at to Job Requisition Number R9725.

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following in PDF Format:

1) Letter of Application that briefly discusses how the candidate meets each of the preferred qualifications.

2) Curriculum Vitae

3) Contact Information Including Email Addresses for Three Referees to Provide Letters of Recommendation

4) Additional Supporting Material (combined in a single document):

(a) Statement of Extension Philosophy

(b) Statement of Research Interests

(c) Statement of Teaching Interests and Philosophy

(d) Statement of Diversity and Inclusion Experience

(e) Teaching evaluations (if available)

5) One or More Research Papers


If you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Job Requisition Number: R9725

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