Assistant Professor

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Position type: Full-Time 9-Month
Department: 010500 - Agricultural Economics
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Faculty
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Salary Grade:  UC

Please see Staff Compensation Structure or Skilled Crafts and Service Maintenance Compensation Schedule for salary ranges.  For salary grade UC, these positions are "Unclassified" and salary ranges are determined by the hiring department.

Anticipated Appointment Date:

August 16, 2020

Tenure Track Status:

Tenure-track 9-month position

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include: (1) development of a nationally- and internationally-recognized research program, (2) providing high-quality undergraduate and/or graduate teaching and make significant contributions to the development and growth of our undergraduate majors, (3) advising of undergraduate students, (4) direction of graduate student theses, (5) development of interdisciplinary relationships with scientists in other departments, and (6) securing external research grants and contracts.

Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Applied/Agricultural Economics or Economics from an accredited institution, with a strong emphasis in applied micro-economics. Outstanding oral and written communication skills are required. The successful candidate must be able to develop a nationally and internationally-recognized research program as evidenced by scholarly publications in peer-reviewed journals. A willingness and ability to make significant contributions to interdisciplinary research efforts is also required.

ABDs or degree pending considered (all but DISS):

ABDs will be considered.

Instructions for Applying:

All applicants must apply online at and attach a cover letter and curriculum vitae. In addition, please send the letter, vitae, official transcripts of all college and university work, and three reference letters to: Mrs. Debra Price, Department of Agricultural Economics, Box 5187, Mississippi State, MS 39762 (or by email to

Any social security numbers included on requested transcripts should be redacted prior to submitting online.

For more information about this position and the Department of Agricultural Economics contact Keith H. Coble ( or visit the departmental website (

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable 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.

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