Assistant Professor (tenure-track) Applied Economics. Focus: Regional and Community Economic Development. (12-month, 0.75FTE appointment; 50% Extension/outreach/applied scholarship, 30% research, 15% teaching/advising, 5% service)
The Department of Applied Economics at Oregon State University seeks to hire a faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor, tenure-track, to engage in extension/outreach, research and teaching in the area of regional and community economic development including applied policy analysis .This is a tenure-track position with significant responsibility in developing an integrated extension and research program to address sustainable development using economic foundations, quantitative methods and data-informed analytics. The incumbent will build working relationships across campus and the state to support applied research and policy related to regional and community economic development in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. Outreach issues of interest could include but are not limited to, local and state-level economic policies impacting multiple sectors (farming, food production and delivery, healthcare, transportation and renewable energy) and demographics, sustainable development relating to infrastructure and innovation needs, and impact assessment for public investments at the regional and county levels. The incumbent will also teach in the undergraduate or graduate programs offered through the Department of Applied Economics and mentor undergraduate and graduate students.
PhD in Applied Economics, Economics, or other related fields, by September 2022.
Significant potential or demonstrated ability to develop an extension/outreach program in the area of regional and community economic development that supports issues of importance to Oregon and the region
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Significant potential or demonstrated ability to provide high impact reports, presentations, and peer reviewed journal articles
Significant potential to contribute to teaching needs in applied economics
Excellent collaboration and written and verbal communication skills
Demonstrated research record and experience including but not limited to impact assessment, regional and community economic development and applied policy analysis
Demonstrated ability as a highly effective collaborator and communicator, including communications with diverse state, regional and community leaders and policymakers.
Demonstrated experience to seek, maintain and manage externally funded projects addressing critical regional and community economic development initiatives and applied policy
Demonstrated mentorship and teaching experience, involving a variety of methods and modalities
January 15, 2022. Applicants should submit information noted in the job posting (provide hyperlink) which includes CV; cover letter addressing each of the minimum/required qualifications and any of the preferred qualifications that are applicable; extension/outreach/research statement; diversity statement; teaching statement and evidence of teaching effectiveness if available; the names and contact information for at least three professional references. Screening begins Dec 15, 2021.
Please email search committee chair Susan Capalbo at AEcFacultySearch@oregonstate.edu with search-related questions.
Job Posting: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/110134
About Oregon State University and Corvallis:
Oregon State University's 2019-23 strategic plan (SP4.0): Transformation, Excellence and Impact articulates the university’s distinctive focus on academic excellence in all aspects of learning, discovery and engagement. Faculty are committed to innovation and collaboration with other faculty and students within their department and across the university. Outputs and impacts from faculty efforts to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion are included in promotion and tenure dossiers. OSU is also committed to addressing the needs of faculty, including dual career and spousal accommodations. For further information about our commitments to wellbeing and healthy work-life opportunities please visit our resource page
College of Agricultural Sciences faculty are committed to enhancing student success by engaging students in quality academic, research, internships, global studies, and other experiential
learning opportunities. Positions with primary responsibility for extension and outreach are likewise committed to learner success through programming appropriate for diverse audience.
The Applied Economics Department offers a Bachelor of Science in both Agricultural and Food Business Management and Environmental Economics and Policy, as well as M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. These degrees open doors for students to exciting careers in agricultural business management, agricultural policy, natural resource and environmental management, marine resources, international trade and development, and environmental law. Students learn the analytical skills and quantitative tools that will enable them to be leaders in both private and public sectors, and to provide information to support community and business vitality, local decision-making, and policy design in Oregon and beyond.
A beautiful college town located in the heart of the Willamette Valley, Corvallis consistently ranks among the top 10 college towns in the nation and is known for innovation, education, entertainment, and overall livability. Corvallis embodies the spirit of the Northwest, with beautiful landscapes, friendly citizens, and an outstanding quality of life. Oregon State’s 420-acre campus, one of only a handful of universities listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is just blocks from downtown.