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Professor and Director of Center for Agricultural and Rural Development

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Posting Details

Posting Number 700242
Working Title Professor and Director of Center for Agricultural and Rural Development
Advertised Employing Department Economics
Appointment Type Faculty - Tenure-Eligible
Base of Employment B - Faculty (9 Months)
Full or Part Time Full-Time
Pay Frequency Monthly
Proposed Start Date July, 2018
Proposed End Date or Length of Term
Number of Months Employed Per Year 9
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 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.

Required Education and Experience

*PhD in Economics, Agricultural Economics, or related field.
*Demonstrated familiarity with external grant and contract opportunities.
*In addition to the above qualifications, a national and international scholarly reputation and a record of research publication commensurate with appointment as tenured full professor in the Department of Economics at Iowa State University.

Preferred Education and Experience

*Experience coordinating research programs.
*Experience interacting effectively with the public on policy issues.
*Demonstrated success in attracting competitive federal funding.
*Demonstrated familiarity with non-federal grant and contract funding sources.
*Experience with university/college teaching.
*Demonstrated success supervising staff and mentoring students.
*Experience in budget management.

Required Licensure(s)/Certification(s)
Preferred Licensure(s)/Certification(s)
Department/Program & College Description
About Iowa State University and the Ames Community

Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, 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. More than 36,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

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.

Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted one of the best college towns in the nation.

Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented populations, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.

All employees are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship within the program, the department, college, university activities, collegial interactions, and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.

Department Contact Name John Crespi
Department Contact Phone 515-294-1699
Department Contact Email
Department/Unit Website
Location (if other than Ames)
Additional Information

Director of CARD appointment is five years, renewable in the fourth year.

Director serves at the pleasure of the Senior Associate Dean, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.

Application Instructions

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

1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae
2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter
3) Contact Information for Three References
4) Research Paper (one required) – attach as “Other Document(s) 1”
If you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Guaranteed Consideration Date 02/19/2018
Pre-Employment Screening

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.

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EO Statement

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

Classification Information

University Title Professor - 1000
Salary Commensurate with qualifications
Job Category Faculty

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * Where did you first learn about this vacancy?
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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Application/Cover Letter
  3. Reference Contact Information
  4. Other Document(s) 1
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document(s) 2
  2. Other Document(s) 3
  3. Other Document(s) 4