The Assistant/Associate/Research Professor position will be located at the Delta Research and Extension Center in Stoneville, MS.
Area of Specialization:
Natural Resource Economist
Anticipated Appointment Date:
September 1, 2018
Tenure Track Status:
12-month non-tenure track position
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The incumbent will conduct in-depth research in the areas of water resources utilizing economic analysis and modeling to assess on-farm and regional water management. The incumbent will participate in research, outreach and education programs related to the management of water resources and will work closely with commodity organizations to address industry-defined issues. The incumbent will be expected to publish research findings in appropriate professional research journals; make presentations at professional meetings; advise and direct staff and graduate students; conduct outreach activities, and actively participate in professional societies through membership, presentations at conferences, committee involvement, officer roles, etc. The incumbent will be expected to collaborate with other faculty at the Water Resource Center to ensure that on-going research efforts at the water center address the needs of regional growers.
The incumbent will ensure information transfer to stakeholders of research-based production and management recommendations. This scientist will facilitate, coordinate and participate in research activities in collaboration with other MAFES, USDA, and industry scientists across associated disciplines. The incumbent will submit and/or partner with colleagues in grant and contract proposals seeking funding to support applied research efforts. Furthermore, this incumbent will demonstrate and present information and updates through effective program delivery by planning and participating in local, statewide, regional, and national meetings with clientele. Considerable local and regional in-state travel will be required to fulfill the most pressing needs of the industry.
The incumbent will be expected to actively participate in professional societies/organizations as well as appropriate DREC and MSU committees and commodity groups. These activities should include involvement in coordinating water and irrigation research goals/objectives through collaborative "team" efforts. The incumbent will have an active voice and display leadership in professional organizations and committees and should work actively in the community to educate the general public about agronomic crop irrigation issues accomplished through a variety of displays, presentations and other media outlets throughout Mississippi.
An earned Ph.D. in natural resource economics, agricultural economics or a closely related field from an accredited institution of higher learning is required. Individuals who are ABD (all but dissertation) will be considered. Acceptable candidate must have outstanding English verbal and written communication skills, experience with agricultural production, statistics, experimental design, and state-of-the-art economic analysis.
Rank and salary will be commensurate with the education and/or experience of the candidate.
ABDs or degree pending considered (all but DISS):
Will be considered.
Demonstrated excellence or potential in research, procurement of extramural grants, and publications. Preference will be given to candidates with strong experience in cropping systems who are well versed in state-of-the-art economic methodologies, tools, techniques and/or concepts related to the economic evaluation of irrigated agricultural research recommendations.
Instructions for Applying:
Applicants should submit the following documents: i) curriculum vitae (including statement of current position and responsibilities); ii) academic transcripts; iii) cover letter expressing applicant’s interests and qualifications; and iv) three letters of reference either online or hard copies to:
Dr. Jeff Johnson, Delta Research and Extension Center, P.O. Box 197, 82 Stoneville Road, Stoneville, MS 38776.
Screening of applications is expected to begin immediately. The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.
Position is contingent upon continued availability of funding.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.