Montana State University Assistant Professor of Economics in Bozeman, Montana

Position Details

Position Information

Announcement Number FAC - VA - 19023

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Mark Anderson (406) 994-7773

Classification Title

Working Title Assistant Professor of Economics

Brief Position Overview

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Faculty Tenure Track Yes

Faculty Rank Assistant Professor

Position Number 4A2467

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

This tenure-track position will be responsible for providing high-quality scholarship, teaching, and service. Scholarship may be in any field of economics and is expected to result in publications in leading disciplinary refereed journals. Teaching will be in courses at the undergraduate and possibly master’s levels. The successful candidate will also advise undergraduate and graduate students. The person in this position will be encouraged to secure extramural grant funding.

Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Ph.D. in Economics or closely related discipline prior to the starting date.

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

Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

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

  • Demonstrated success in scholarship.

  • Demonstrated success in teaching.

The Successful Candidate Will

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

The successful candidate will also have an interest in working with people from diverse backgrounds, and a commitment to the ideals of inclusiveness, diversity, and equal opportunity.

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

The Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics (DAEE) is jointly administered by the College of Agriculture and the College of Letters and Science. The department has 23 tenured or tenure-track faculty members. The Department aspires to the highest academic standards and is dedicated to education that develops human capital. The faculty members are highly productive scholars, with an emphasis on agricultural and applied microeconomics and a focus on high quality publications in leading refereed journals. 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

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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 Mark Anderson at

Special Instructions

Applicants should submit the following materials via and upload the following: (1) a letter of application addressing the position description and the required and preferred qualifications listed above, (2) a curriculum vita, (3) job market paper, (4) additional samples of written work (if available), (5) three letters of reference, (6) evidence of teaching experience and effectiveness (if available), and (7) a copy of graduate transcripts.

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: .