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Assistant Teaching Professor - Agricultural Economics
Iowa State University

Date Posted Dec. 21, 2022
Title Assistant Teaching Professor - Agricultural Economics
University Iowa State University
Ames, IA, United States
Department Department of Economics
Application Deadline Jan. 31, 2023
Position Start Date Aug. 16, 2023
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  • Lecturer/Instructor
    Assistant Professor
  • Economics
    Agricultural - General

Position Title:

Assistant Teaching Professor - Agricultural Economics

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

The Department of Economics in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa seeks to fill a term faculty position at the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor.  The successful candidate will teach courses in our Agricultural Business and Economics programs as well as contributing to pedagogical and curricular innovation in the department.  Opportunities to participate in undergraduate advising, recruitment and retention are possible.  The position is at least 75% teaching, with up to 25% of effort devoted to research and departmental service.  The successful candidate will be appointed for a three-year term with potential for renewal.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • S. in Economics, Agricultural Economics or related field

Preferred Qualifications:

  • D. in Economics, Agricultural Economics or related field
  • Demonstrated interest in economic education and/or agribusiness education
  • Research/Teaching experience in agribusiness and food industry management, agricultural finance, agricultural markets, or related topics
  • Demonstrated potential for accomplishment in college teaching
  • Demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion as described in a statement of diversity and inclusion efforts

Department/Program & College Description:

The Department of Economics, with approximately 40 faculty, has a long tradition of excellence in education, research, and engagement with the community. Our undergraduate program is the academic home to more than 500 students in three different majors. Our graduate program offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in economics and agricultural economics, and places graduates in vital positions in academia, government, and industry throughout the world. Faculty research covers a broad spectrum ranging from theoretical analyses to applied policy studies, and increasingly including multidisciplinary work conducted in collaboration with experts in many other fields.

The Department of Economics and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences promote an environment of inclusive excellence where all individuals have the opportunity to succeed, professionally and personally. We are committed to recruit and retain diverse faculty, staff, and students, and support several initiatives to enhance diversity, equity, inclusion and work-life balance.

Application Instructions:

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. However, to receive full consideration, applications should be received by 1/31/2023. All interested, qualified persons must apply for this position online at to Job Requisition Number: R10490.

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 you meet 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 Teaching Interests and Philosophy

(b) Statement of Diversity and Inclusion Efforts

(c) Teaching evaluations (if available)

(d) Graduate Course Transcript(s)

5) One or More Research Papers


  • 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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