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Director of Center for Agricultural Policy and Trade Studies-Assistant Professor
Post Date: 04/07/2021
Close Date: 05/04/2021
Company:
North Dakota State University

Job Listing URL: (new browser window will open)
https://prd.hcm.ndus.edu/psp/recruit/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=2924811&PostingSeq=1

Salary:
$70,000 and above

Location:
Fargo, ND

Job Description:
Position Description & Details: Tenure track, research (70%), teaching (30%), academic year (9 month) appointment.

Responsibilities:

he Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics invites applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin in July 2021. The tenure home is the Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics, but the position will also be affiliated with the Center for Agricultural Policy and Trade Studies (CAPTS). The successful candidate will be expected to conduct research, teaching and outreach that contributes to the mission of the CAPTS.

The mission of the CAPTS research center is to enhance net farm income through in-depth trade and agricultural policy research for crop producers, ranchers, and decision-makers in private and public sectors in the Northern Plains.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop leadership in the department's research and teaching programs in agricultural policy and/or farm efficiency. Examples of agricultural policy issues are state and national income support, risk management and environmental policies. Examples of farm efficiency issues are implications of new or modified agricultural policies, adjustments in trade policies and changes in technology. Exceptional quantitative skills are expected to strengthen the candidate's research and teaching program. Teaching responsibilities at the graduate and undergraduate levels will depend upon the needs of the department.

Advertised Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Minimum Qualifications:

An earned Doctor of Philosophy in Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness, Economics or related field;
Desire and ability to support the mission of the Center for Agricultural Policy and Trade Studies (CAPTS).
Ability to publish high impact research in quality academic journals;
Ability to engage in effective teaching;
A desire to conduct research in agricultural policy and farm efficiency;
Excellent oral and written communication skills and essential information technology skills;

Preferred Qualifications:

Evidence of effective applied research program;
Evidence of teaching effectiveness;
Experience in agricultural policy research and outreach;
Experience in farm profitability or farm efficiency research and outreach;
Experience in agricultural trade research and outreach;
Demonstrated ability to secure and administer external funds;
Demonstrated record of communicating research findings to diverse audiences;
Familiarity with Northern Plains agriculture;

Applicant Materials Required: Application materials must include a letter of application including a statement of research, statement of teaching, curriculum vitae, transcripts of all university work, samples of publications/working paper and names and contact information for three references. Questions may be directed to Dr. Frayne Olson, Chair of the search committee (frayne.olson@ndsu.edu)

Screening will begin 5/4/21 and continue until filled

Benefits:

NDSU offers a comprehensive benefits package with includes single or family health insurance coverage with premiums paid for by the university – with an effective date for new employees the first of the month following date of hire. Other benefits include, wellness benefits, basic life insurance, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual leave, EAP, sick leave and holiday pay. Optional benefits include supplemental life, dental, vision, long-term care insurance, flexible spending account, and supplemental retirement plans.
No Smoking Notice:

As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.

EO/AA Statement:

North Dakota State University is an Equal Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, gender expression/identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, participation in lawful off-campus activity, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, public assistance status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, spousal relationship to current employee, or veteran status, as applicable.

Veteran’s Preference Notice:

This position is subject to North Dakota Veteran’s Preference requirements.

Requirements:
Minimum Qualifications:

An earned Doctor of Philosophy in Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness, Economics or related field;
Desire and ability to support the mission of the Center for Agricultural Policy and Trade Studies (CAPTS).
Ability to publish high impact research in quality academic journals;
Ability to engage in effective teaching;
A desire to conduct research in agricultural policy and farm efficiency;
Excellent oral and written communication skills and essential information technology skills;

Preferred Qualifications:

Evidence of effective applied research program;
Evidence of teaching effectiveness;
Experience in agricultural policy research and outreach;
Experience in farm profitability or farm efficiency research and outreach;
Experience in agricultural trade research and outreach;
Demonstrated ability to secure and administer external funds;
Demonstrated record of communicating research findings to diverse audiences;
Familiarity with Northern Plains agriculture;

Contact Information:
jobs@ndsu.edu
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