Assistant Professor

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

Position Function:

This position has a 60 percent research appointment and a 40 percent teaching appointment. The Department is particularly interested in candidates with experience in the agribusiness sector or who are working in food entrepreneurship and value-added agriculture who can actively engage with industry and collaborate with existing faculty to support entrepreneurial efforts across the state.

Salary Grade:  UC

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Department Profile:

For information on the Department of Agricultural Economics visit our website at

Starkville is a vibrant college town in northeast Mississippi, conveniently located within only a few hours from the Gulf Coast and major cities including Birmingham, Memphis, New Orleans, and Atlanta. Recreational areas such as the Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge, the Tombigbee National Forest, and Grenada Lake are nearby. Cost of living is approximately 18% lower than the national average (, with home prices at approximately 65% of the national average. The city hosts several events including the Cotton District Arts Festival, the Magnolia Independent Film Festival, and Bulldog Bash. Visit for more information about the city of Starkville and its amenities.

Area of Specialization:


Anticipated Appointment Date:

August 16, 2023

Tenure Track Status:


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be expected to: (1) develop a nationally prominent research program with extramural funding and publications in leading peer-reviewed journals, (2) teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses focused on agribusiness, entrepreneurship and related areas (generally three courses per year), and contribute to the development and growth of the undergraduate Agribusiness major, (3) advise undergraduate students, direct graduate student theses and undergraduate research projects, and advise student clubs and competition teams, and (4) communicate research results to relevant policymakers, practitioners and other stakeholders.

Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Applied/Agricultural Economics, Economics, Business Administration, or related field. The successful candidate will develop a nationally prominent research program in agribusiness, entrepreneurship, supply chain management, or related fields, and the potential to be an effective classroom instructor. Outstanding oral and written communication skills are required.

ABDs or degree pending considered (all but DISS):


Instructions for Applying:

Link to apply:

Applicants must apply online at (Position# 505414). The application must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts (social security numbers should be redacted prior to submitting), names and contact information for at least three professional references, and a statement (limited to two pages) describing the candidate’s research and teaching interests. For more information about this position and the Department, contact Sean Fox ( or visit the department website. Review of applications will begin February 24, 2023. Applications will be accepted until a candidate is chosen.

Screening Date:

February 24, 2023 until 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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