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Montana State University Assistant Professor of Agricultural Economics (2 Positions Available) in Bozeman, Montana

Position Details

Position Information

Announcement Number FAC - VA - 19022

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Richard Ready (406) 994-7365

Classification Title

Working Title Assistant Professor of Agricultural Economics (2 Positions Available)

Brief Position Overview

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Faculty Tenure Track Yes

Faculty Rank Assistant

Position Number 4A3767 and 4A3628

Department Agricultural Economics & Economics

Division College of Agriculture/MAES

Appointment Type Faculty

Contract Term Academic Year


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Union Affiliation Exempt from Collective Bargaining

FTE 1.0

Benefits Eligible Eligible

Salary Salary range of $83,000 to $88,500 annually, commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications

Contract Type MUS

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Recruitment Type Open

Position Details

General Statement

We seek individuals who work professionally and effectively with diverse individuals, possess effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills and have the ability to contribute positively to the academic success of the students and the mission of Montana State University.

Duties and Responsibilities

The successful candidates for these tenure-track positions will provide high-quality teaching of DAEE undergraduate agricultural business and economics courses and possibly master’s level courses. Their scholarship will result in publications that include leading disciplinary peer-reviewed journals. The area of scholarship emphasis for this position is applied microeconomics of agriculture, including scholarship relevant to agricultural producers and firms in Montana. Each position consists of a 50% appointment with the Montana Agricultural Experiment Station (MAES) and a 50% College of Agriculture appointment. The successful candidates will also advise undergraduate and graduate students and participate in the department’s tradition of outreach to state, national, and global audiences.

Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics or Economics prior to the starting date.

  • Strong potential for effectiveness in teaching, scholarship, and outreach/service.

Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Demonstrated commitment to student, faculty, and staff diversity.

  • Demonstrated success in scholarship and teaching.

  • Knowledge of agricultural experiment station scholarship and outreach programs.

  • Demonstrated interest in scholarship applicable to commercial agriculture, including commercial agriculture in Montana, especially in the areas of production economics, farm management, agricultural marketing, finance, international trade and/or closely related areas.

  • Strength in economic theory and quantitative analysis.

The Successful Candidate Will

  • Have excellent verbal and written communications skills, strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to successfully contribute to DAEE teaching, scholarship, and outreach.

  • Have dedication to supporting and enhancing Montana State University’s initiative for diversity, equity and inclusiveness.

Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Physical Demands

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

The Program

The Department

Montana State University is a land grant university with total enrollment of 17,000 students including 2,000 graduate students. Bozeman is a community of 45,000 people situated in the Gallatin Valley, 90 miles north of Yellowstone National Park. Residents enjoy a high quality of life, excellent public schools, and outstanding recreational and cultural opportunities. The Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics (DAEE) is jointly administered by the College of Agriculture and the College of Letters and Science and has 23 faculty members. The Department aspires to the highest academic standards and is dedicated to education that develops human capital. Faculty members are highly productive scholars, who conduct scholarship in economics, with an emphasis on agricultural and applied microeconomics and a focus on high quality publications in leading refereed journals. DAEE faculty often obtain extramural grant funding. Undergraduate degrees are offered in agricultural business, economics, and financial engineering, with undergraduate majors numbering about 280, and a rigorous, highly respected master’s degree in applied economics, graduating an average of 6-7 students per year.

The College

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1

Desired Start Date August 16, 2019

Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Date

Close Date

Applications will be:

Screening of applications will begin on November 15, 2018; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.

Departmental representatives will be attending the ASSA annual meetings in January 2019. For more information, please contact Richard Ready at

Special Instructions

Applicants should submit the following materials via and upload the following: (1) a letter of application addressing the required and preferred qualifications listed above, (2) a curriculum vita, (3) a copy of graduate transcripts, (4) a summary of current scholarship and samples of written work (e.g., publication, research paper, or dissertation chapter), (5) evidence of teaching experience and effectiveness (if available), and (6) three letters of reference that address teaching, scholarship, and outreach abilities.

Diversity Statement

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Montana State University is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran status, gender, age, political beliefs, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation or preference. In support of the University’s mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged.

Montana State University makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee’s ability to perform the duties of the job. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Office, PO Box 172520, Montana State University, Bozeman MT 59717-2520; 406-994-3651; .

In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference please complete the veteran’s preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile.

MSU’s Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU Website: .