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Chairperson and Professor (Tenure System) of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics
Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics
Michigan State UniversityThe Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics (AFRE) in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) at Michigan State University (MSU) seeks a visionary, innovative, and inclusive leader as Chairperson who will continue to enhance our position as a top applied economics department. The targeted start date is July 1, 2023, but is negotiable. The Chairperson’s major responsibility is to maintain and enhance a creative and productive environment for AFRE faculty, staff, and students. The Chairperson leads in developing and implementing departmental strategy and serves as the chief academic and administrative officer of the department. Specific administrative responsibilities include: (1) leading program development and funding for domestic and international teaching, research, Extension, and outreach; (2) interacting with campus units, off-campus professional groups, stakeholders, donors, and government leaders; (3) recruiting, mentoring, and managing faculty and academic staff; (4) developing and managing departmental funds, facilities, and personnel; (5) fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion; and (6) reporting to the Dean of Agriculture and Natural Resources and working with the directors of MSU AgBioResearch, MSU Extension, and others to accomplish departmental goals and objectives. The Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics: As one of the leading applied economics departments in the U.S., AFRE is ranked in the top five for research in agricultural economics by RePEc. The department has approximately 26 tenure system faculty including two Associate Chairs (one for undergraduate programs and one for graduate programs), 32 fixed term faculty and academic staff, 10 administrative staff, 65 graduate students, and 400 undergraduate students across three majors (Agribusiness Management, Food Industry Management, and Environmental Economics and Management). We address societal policy questions and solve practical problems for producers, consumers, and the environment. Our undergraduate and graduate programs prepare the next generation of economists and managers to meet the needs of the food, agricultural, and natural resource systems in Michigan and around the world. The Department supports a large international program, including overseas faculty assignments and active working relationships in numerous African and Asian countries. For more information on the department, see http://www.afre.msu.edu. Location: The position will be based at Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI, USA. MSU is one of the top research universities in the world and home to nationally ranked and recognized academic, residential college, and service-learning programs. MSU is a diverse community of dedicated students and scholars, athletes and artists, and scientists and staff who provide regional, national, and international leadership in basic and applied research and excellence in teaching. In addition, consistent with its Land Grant origins, the MSU community pursues international engagement and provides strong research and extension programs that partner with diverse stakeholders to provide much needed research-based information and programming in the areas of food, energy, water, and the environment. MSU enjoys a park‐like campus with outlying research facilities and natural areas. The campus is in the city of East Lansing, adjacent to the capital city of Lansing. The Lansing metropolitan area has a diverse population of >500,000. Local communities have excellent school systems and place a high value on education. The University is proactive about its obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and provides individual accessibility plans to students and employees with disabilities. Michigan State University is also proactive in exploring opportunities for employment for dual career families, both inside and outside the University, and respects all family forms. Information about WorkLife at MSU can be found at http://worklife.msu.edu. Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: The CANR at MSU is committed to achieving excellence by creating and sustaining an accessible and inclusive culture that values cultural and academic diversity. We are an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. The CANR is particularly interested in candidates of all backgrounds who are committed to the principle that academic excellence is achieved through open access and proactive inclusion. Candidates are invited to view AFRE’s community norms at https://www.canr.msu.edu/afre/about/community-norms. Salary and Benefits: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications. MSU offers a generous benefits package (see https://hr.msu.edu/benefits/index.html for details). To Apply: For consideration, submit your application online at Careers @ MSU to job number 833869. Upload the following required documents: a) letter of interest that includes qualifications for the position and statement of interest highlighting how your experiences align with the position; b) current curriculum vitae; c) a description of how you will contribute to our diversity, equity, and inclusion goals; and d) contact information for three professional references. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Review of Applications: The search committee will begin reviewing applications on February 15, 2023, and continue until a suitable candidate is selected. Questions regarding this position can be addressed to the Search Committee Co-Chairs: Dr. Nicole Mason-Wardell (Associate Chairperson, Graduate Program Director, and Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA, email@example.com, +1-517-432-4446) and Dr. Richard Kobe (Chairperson and Professor, Department of Forestry, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA, firstname.lastname@example.org, +1-517-355-0090). MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. We actively encourage applications from, and nominations of, women, persons of color, veterans, persons with disabilities and other individuals who can contribute to the intellectual diversity and cultural richness at Michigan State University. MSU is committed to providing a work environment that supports employees’ work and personal life, and offers employment assistance to the spouse or partner of candidates for faculty and academic staff positions.