Department of Agricultural Economics, Mississippi State University
Location: Mississippi State, Mississippi
Tenure Track or Tenured
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
JOB DESCRIPTION: This position has a 60 percent research appointment and a 40 percent teaching appointment. The Department is particularly interested in candidates with experience in the agribusiness sector or who are working in food entrepreneurship and value-added agriculture who can actively engage with industry and collaborate with existing faculty to support entrepreneurial efforts across the state. The successful candidate will be expected to: (1) develop a nationally prominent research program with extramural funding and publications in leading peer-reviewed journals, (2) teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses focused on agribusiness, entrepreneurship and related areas (generally three courses per year), and contribute to the development and growth of the undergraduate Agribusiness major, (3) advise undergraduate students, direct graduate student theses and undergraduate research projects, and advise student clubs and competition teams, and (4) communicate research results to relevant policymakers, practitioners and other stakeholders.
Starkville is a vibrant college town in northeast Mississippi, conveniently located within only a few hours from the Gulf Coast and major cities including Birmingham, Memphis, New Orleans, and Atlanta. Recreational areas such as the Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge, the Tombigbee National Forest, and Grenada Lake are nearby. Cost of living is approximately 18% lower than the national average (bestplaces.net), with home prices at approximately 65% of the national average. The city hosts several events including the Cotton District Arts Festival, the Magnolia Independent Film Festival, and Bulldog Bash. Visit www.starkville.org for more information about the city of Starkville and its amenities.
Applicants must apply online at https://explore.msujobs.msstate.edu (Position# 505414). The application must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts (social security numbers should be redacted prior to submitting), names and contact information for at least three professional references, and a statement (limited to two pages) describing the candidate’s research and teaching interests. For more information about this position and the Department, contact Sean Fox (email@example.com) or visit the department website. Review of applications will begin February 24, 2023. Applications will be accepted until a candidate is chosen.
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QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in Applied/Agricultural Economics, Economics, Business Administration, or related field. The successful candidate will develop a nationally prominent research program in agribusiness, entrepreneurship, supply chain management, or related fields, and the potential to be an effective classroom instructor. Outstanding oral and written communication skills are required.