Assistant Professor - Agricultural Economics

May 19, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

General Description of Position: The Department of Agricultural Economics at Kansas State University seeks to fill a 9 month tenure-track Assistant Professor position in risk management, grain marketing or related field. Information about the College/Unit: The Department has a reputation for excellence in all three functions of the University’s land grant mission (teaching, research, and extension). The successful candidate is expected to be an active contributor to the Department’s teaching and research programs. The Department offers B.S. degrees in agricultural economics and agribusiness, an M.S. degree in agricultural economics, a Master of Agribusiness (MAB) degree, and a Ph.D. in economics with a specialization in agricultural economics.  Currently, over 470 undergraduate and 120 graduate students are enrolled in our programs. More information on the Department can be found at  

Position Emphasis Areas of teaching and research emphasis will be in risk management and/or grain marketing, covering issues such as local and international grain production; trade; biosecurity; food safety; weather; regulation; enterprise risk management; financial, commodity, or energy markets; and exchange rates. The Department is known for research and extension programs that address real-world problems in local, state, national, and global agriculture and agribusiness.  Diversity and Inclusion: Kansas State University embraces diversity, and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university established the Office of Diversity, led by the associate vice provost for diversity and a dedicated staff.  Additionally, each college has a designated Diversity Point Person to provide insight and guidance.  

Kansas State University received the prestigious Higher Education Excellence in Diversity, or HEED, award from Insight Into Diversity magazine for the past three years.  Multicultural students account for 15 percent of our student population, a university record and continuing trend.

The Successful Candidate will:
  • Develop and deliver nationally and internationally recognized teaching and research programs
  • Teach two or three classes a year at the undergraduate and/or graduate level; the specific course appointments will be based on department needs and applicant’s areas of expertise
  • Advise and direct research by undergraduate and graduate students
  • Attract grant funds to support teaching and research programs
  • Develop collaborative programs with other faculty, units, and departments at Kansas State University, and with allied industry organizations, government agencies, and other stakeholders.
  • Create an environment that fosters diversity and collegiality while working in a multi-cultural setting


Required Minimum Qualifications:
  • Earned doctoral degree in agricultural economics, applied economics, economics, or closely related field
  • Commitment to excellence in classroom instruction Strong record of academic achievement Excellent written and oral communication skills Strong commitment to expanding and fostering diversity
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in classroom teaching
  • Research publications in the peer-reviewed press Experience in writing grant proposals S Self-starting and independently motivated 
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Qualified persons are invited to apply by uploading the following materials: (1) a letter of application that includes a statement of professional goals for teaching and research; (2) a complete curriculum vitae; (3) transcripts of all university-level work, (4) teaching evaluations if available, and (5) a job market paper and/or sample research paper.  In addition, (6) three letters of reference should be arranged to be sent and received by the application deadline.

***Must be authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment***

Screening of Applications Begins: Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Questions and Inquiries of Interest Questions and inquiries of interest may be made to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Elizabeth Yeager (Phone 785-532-4935, Questions on uploading application materials may be made to, please use the subject line "Ag Econ Risk Management." Equal Employment Opportunity: Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law.  Background Screening Statement: In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University may procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee. 

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