Faculty and students in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics study the production, distribution, and consumption of food, fiber, and energy in both well-developed and less-developed countries. To address these issues, the department emphasizes the development and application of rigorous economic theory and quantitative methods. Researchers strive to understand and improve government policy, market performance, environmental quality, the efficiency of natural resource use, and economic welfare. The department offers the popular Managerial Economics undergraduate major and top-rated Ph.D. and Masters programs in Agricultural and Resource Economics.
Position Available: Assistant/Associate Professor (Tenure Track or Tenured)
We seek an economist to join our department as an assistant or associate professor. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue a research program in agricultural economics and publish in high-quality refereed journals. We encourage applications from candidates with expertise and interests in any area of research within the field of agricultural economics, broadly defined, including agricultural production; economics of agricultural input markets such as land, water, finance, and labor; commodity and food demand; organization of agricultural industries beyond the farm gate (industrial organization); marketing; international trade; and agricultural policy and regulation.
Teaching responsibilities include 2-3 quarter-length courses per year spread across our graduate and undergraduate programs. At the graduate level, the successful candidate may teach core and elective courses in the M.S. program and in the Ph.D. elective field in agricultural economics.
Include a cover letter, statement of qualifications outlining research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, official undergraduate and graduate transcripts, one or more publications or working papers, and four letters of reference. To ensure full consideration, candidates should apply by Nov 25, 2013, though submissions will be considered until the advertised position is filled.
New ARE Job Placements: Cloé Garnache, Michigan State University
Cloé Garnache will join the Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics at Michigan State University next fall. Cloé is a resource and environmental economist working on issues involving ecosystem services provision on working landscapes, water resources management, and agri-environmental policy design. Her dissertation examines the tradeoffs between the production of ecosystem services on agricultural landscapes.
To learn more about Cloé's research, download her job market paper "The Joint Production of Crops and Wildlife Habitat on a Working Landscape."