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Assistant Professor in Agricultural Economics
Iowa State University

Date Posted Oct. 28, 2022
Title Assistant Professor in Agricultural Economics
University Iowa State University
Ames, IA, United States
Department Department of Economics
Application Deadline Applications accepted until the position is filled. For full consideration, applications should be received by 12/1/22
Position Start Date Aug. 16, 2023
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  • Assistant Professor
  • Economics
    Agricultural Extension

Iowa State University

Position Title: Assistant Professor in Agricultural Economics

Appointment Type: Faculty

Position Description

The Department of Economics seeks to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Agricultural Economics. The approximate division of responsibilities for this position is 60% extension, 25% research, and 15% teaching. The home college for the position is the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The individual in this position is expected to develop a nationally recognized extension and research program in the economics of agricultural production and technology with an emphasis on crop production, land, and other natural resources. The extension program will be expected to address critical farm management issues relevant to Iowa and the U.S., including the economics of farmland values and cropping systems and the analysis of new production technologies.  The individual will manage the Iowa Land Values Survey and will be expected to be responsive to important new issues as they emerge. The successful candidate will be expected to collaborate across departments, extension units, and university centers.

The research and teaching activities are envisioned to be synergistic with the extension activities. A natural outcome of these activities will be applied extension materials targeting producers, agribusiness professionals, and other relevant groups; original research in agricultural economics leading to publications in appropriate refereed journals and other professional outlets; and presentations at professional conferences. The successful candidate will be expected to generate extramural funds to support extension and research activities. Opportunities will exist to direct graduate student research and serve on graduate program of study committees. The candidate will also possess excellent written and verbal communication skills. The teaching assignment is expected to be approximately one course per year.  


Required Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Economics, Agricultural Economics or related field


Preferred Qualifications:

Strong training in microeconomics and quantitative methods

Strong evidence of research interests in one or more of the following fields: agricultural production; land valuation; environmental economics; resource economics; and/or agricultural finance.

Demonstrated ability to communicate economic ideas in public forums

Demonstrated potential for accomplishment in extension and outreach

Demonstrated potential for accomplishment in college teaching

Demonstrated potential for accomplishment in research

Demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion as described in a statement of diversity and inclusion efforts


Application Instructions:

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. However, to receive full consideration, applications should be received by 12/1/2022. All interested, qualified persons must apply for this position online at to Job Requisition Number R9725.

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following in PDF Format:

1) Letter of Application that briefly discusses how the candidate meets each of the preferred qualifications.

2) Curriculum Vitae

3) Contact Information Including Email Addresses for Three Referees to Provide Letters of Recommendation

4) Additional Supporting Material (combined in a single document):

(a) Statement of Extension Philosophy

(b) Statement of Research Interests

(c) Statement of Teaching Interests and Philosophy

(d) Statement of Diversity and Inclusion Experience

(e) Teaching evaluations (if available)

5) One or More Research Papers


Department/Program & College Description:

The Department of Economics is one of the oldest and most recognized units at Iowa State University. It is currently jointly administered by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, Iowa State University is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation.

Department Unit/Website:

Proposed Start Date: August 16, 2023

Number of Months Employed Per Year: 09 Month Work Period

Time Type: Full time


If you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Job Requisition Number: R9725

  • By focusing on the future and providing the best student experience possible, Iowa State attracts students and faculty who want to make a difference. With a comprehensive land-grant mission of education, research, extension and outreach, we produce scholars whose ideas change the world. And through Innovate at Iowa State, we provide innovative and entrepreneurial opportunities for students of all backgrounds. Located just 30 minutes north of Des Moines, the city of Ames was recently named one of the Top 10 cities in the U.S. for campus life and career opportunities.

    Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University's Principles of Community.

    All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check and/or a consumer credit check.

    Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email

    If you have questions about the application process please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll-Free at 1-877-477-7485. Iowa State University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should email or call (515) 294-4800 or Toll-Free: (877) 477-7485. TTY users are welcome to use the Iowa Relay Service number by dialing 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2942.

    General ISU compensation information can be found on the University Human Resources website. Please note that this is only a list of ranges and individuals will be paid commensurate with qualifications.

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Contact Information

  • University Human Resources
    Iowa State University
    Ames, IA 50011
  • 515-294-4800


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