Open Tenure Track Faculty Positions

The Department of Applied Economics invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor with a start date of September 2022. The focus areas for the faculty positions are: agricultural production including agricultural and food business management; and regional/community economic development. Both positions afford the opportunity to integrate an extension/outreach emphasis with applied scholarship, research and teaching, and address a broad range of issues relevant to Oregon’s urban and rural communities and innovative agricultural and food industries. Full consideration: submit application materials by January 15, 2022. Screening begins Dec 15, 2021

Assistant Professor (tenure-track), Applied Economics. Focus area: agricultural production economics/agricultural and food economics and business management. (12-month, 0.75FTE appointment; 50% Extension/outreach/applied scholarship, 45% 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 and applied scholarship, and teaching with a strong emphasis on food and agribusiness economics and management and/or agricultural production. The incumbent will build working relationships across campus and the state to support extension analysis and applied research and scholarship related to the economics of agricultural production and productivity for agricultural and food production with a focus on Oregon and the Pacific Northwest; provide expert input into state-level economic policies and annual reports; assess the impact of shifting federal priorities on agricultural producers; and support enterprise budgeting. Outreach and applied research interests may include innovations in specialty crops and production practices; changing labor legislation and its impacts on agricultural and food producers; climate change adaptation in agricultural and food sector and sustainability of food systems. The incumbent will also teach up to three 10-week quarter classes per year in the undergraduate and/or graduate programs of the Department of Applied Economics and advise and mentor students.

Minimum/Required Qualifications:
  1. PhD in Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness, or related field, by September 2022 or start date.
  2. Significant potential or demonstrated ability to conduct applied scholarship and outreach in agricultural production economics or food and agribusiness economics and management.
  3. Significant potential or demonstrated ability to develop a statewide extension program in the area of agricultural economics or food and agribusiness economics and management
  4. Significant potential to teach in agricultural economics, food and agribusiness management or applied economics at the undergraduate and graduate levels
  5. Significant potential or demonstrated ability to provide high impact reports and peer reviewed journal articles
  6. Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  7. Significant potential to mentor diverse learners and communities
  8. Excellent collaboration and written/verbal communication skills
Preferred Qualifications:
  1. Demonstrated record of undergraduate teaching experience in agricultural and applied economics utilizing a variety of teaching methods and modalities.
  2. Demonstrated record of involvement with cross-disciplinary teams to conduct applied research and outreach on critical agricultural and food issues and policies at the state and regional levels
  3. Demonstrated ability to effectively engage and communicate with diverse producers, community leaders and policy-makers using a variety of communication methods
  4. Demonstrated experience to seek, obtain and manage externally-funded extension and research projects.
Full consideration:

January 15, 2022. Applicants should submit information noted in the job posting 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 Postings: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/110147

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.

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.

Minimum/Required Qualifications:
  1. PhD in Applied Economics, Economics, or other related fields, by September 2022.
  2. 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
  3. Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  4. Significant potential or demonstrated ability to provide high impact reports, presentations, and peer reviewed journal articles
  5. Significant potential to contribute to teaching needs in applied economics
  6. Excellent collaboration and written and verbal communication skills
Preferred Qualifications:
  1. Demonstrated research record and experience including but not limited to impact assessment, regional and community economic development and applied policy analysis
  2. Demonstrated ability as a highly effective collaborator and communicator, including communications with diverse state, regional and community leaders and policymakers.
  3. Demonstrated experience to seek, maintain and manage externally funded projects addressing critical regional and community economic development initiatives and applied policy
  4. Demonstrated mentorship and teaching experience, involving a variety of methods and modalities
Full consideration:

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.