Current Vacancies

Director of Center for Agricultural and Rural Development and Professor

Faculty - Associate or Full Professor Tenure-Eligible
Proposed start date: 07/15/2019 

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

The Department of Economics at Iowa State University invites applications for the position of Director for the Center of Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) at the rank of tenured associate or full professor.

The successful applicant will be expected to provide 1) leadership to CARD in conducting timely, objective, and rigorous economic analysis of policy issues related to agriculture, food, and the environment; 2) seek research grants and contracts to support these efforts; 3) direct the CARD staff, supervise graduate students, and involve other faculty and scientists in CARD research projects; 4) disseminate research results through top economics journals and policy implications through professional publications and conferences; 5) develop strong outreach program to engage with the public and policy makers in the interpretation of CARD research findings; 6) contribute to the teaching mission of the Department of Economics through graduate student supervision, classroom teaching or other relevant activities; and 7) actively contribute to achieving excellence through diversity and inclusion.

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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Food Economics and Policy

Faculty - Tenure-Eligible
Proposed start date: 08/16/2019 

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

The Department of Economics seeks to fill an open rank (tenure-track or tenured) position in food economics and policy. The successful applicant’s innovative research program will address key issues in food economics, with emphasis on problems important to Iowa State’s mission as a land-grant university. Possible areas of interest include, but are not limited to: drivers of food demand and consumer behavior, new food products, labeling and information provision, obesity, poverty and nutrition, food safety, and the analysis of policies related to food and nutrition assistance programs. The successful candidate will be expected to publish regularly in top scholarly outlets, provide high quality teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, supervise graduate student research, and seek external grant and contract funding.

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Assistant Professor - Industrial Organization

Faculty - Tenure-Eligible
Proposed start date: 08/16/2019 

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

The Department of Economics at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa seeks to fill a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the field of industrial organization. The successful applicant will be expected to develop a strong research program in one or more areas of industrial organization, with emphasis on empirical analysis. This position is expected to contribute to the Program for the Study of Midwest Markets and Entrepreneurship (https://www.econ.iastate.edu/program-study-midwest-markets-and-entrepren...) which addresses issues related to the economics of thin markets germane to the U.S. Midwest. Research topics of interest include, but are not limited to: dynamics of firm entry and exit; imperfect competition in thin markets; venture capital and entrepreneurship; technological innovation and market boundaries; and, antitrust and regulation.

The successful candidate will be expected to publish regularly in top scholarly outlets and provide high quality teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels. There will be opportunities to supervise graduate student research. Seeking external grant and contract funding is encouraged.

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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Agricultural and/or Environmental and Resource Economics

Faculty - Tenure-Eligible
Proposed start date: 08/16/2019 

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

The Department of Economics seeks to fill an open rank (tenure-track or tenured) position in agricultural economics and/or environmental and resource economics. The successful applicant’s innovative research program will address key issues in agricultural economics and/or environmental and resource economics, with emphasis on problems important to Iowa State’s mission as a land-grant university. Possible areas of interest in agricultural economics include, but are not limited to: commodity markets, risk management, food supply chains, contracting, vertical integration, and impacts of new technologies. Possible areas of interest in environmental and resource economics include, but are not limited to: environmental aspects of agricultural production, intertemporal models and dynamic resource management, global climate change, and sustainability. The successful candidate will be expected to publish regularly in top scholarly outlets, provide high quality teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, supervise graduate student research, and seek external grant and contract funding.

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Assistant Professor - Microeconomic Theory

Faculty - Tenure-Eligible
Proposed start date: 08/16/2019 

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

The Department of Economics in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Iowa State University seeks to fill one or more tenure-track Assistant Professor positions in microeconomics.

The successful applicant will be expected to develop a strong research program in one or more areas of microeconomic theory; publish regularly in top scholarly outlets; and provide high quality teaching in the Ph.D. economic theory core and at the undergraduate level. There will be opportunities to supervise graduate student research. Seeking external grant and contract funding is encouraged.

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