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Advanced Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Economics, Health Economics Field

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Position Information

Announcement Number FAC - VA - 17041
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Christina Stoddard

Classification Title
Working Title Advanced Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Economics, Health Economics Field
Brief Position Overview

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Faculty Tenure Track Yes
Faculty Rank Open Rank
Position Number 4A3090
Department Agricultural Economics & Economics
Division College of Agriculture/MAES
Appointment Type Faculty
Contract Term Academic Year
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FLSA Exempt
Union Affiliation Exempt from Collective Bargaining
FTE 1.0
Benefits Eligible Eligible
Salary Salary commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications.
Contract Type MUS
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Recruitment Type Open

Position Details

General Statement

Montana State University is a land grant university with total enrollment of 16,000 students including about 2,000 graduate students. It is recognized as a top research university by the Carnegie Foundation, and is the largest university in Montana, with the most academically qualified student population.

Bozeman is a community of 44,000 people situated in the Gallatin Valley, 90 miles north of Yellowstone National Park. In addition to providing access to an extraordinary ecosystem for teaching and research programs, Bozeman is renowned for year-round recreational and cultural opportunities. The community is consistently highly ranked by a range of media outlets for its world class ski areas, other recreational opportunities, high-quality medical facilities, low crime rate, fine restaurants, and acclaimed public and private schools: it was ranked the #2 American Dreamtown by, the best place to “reboot your life” by Sunset magazine, the #11 mid-sized American city by, and the #1 place to live and ski by Powder Magazine. The K-12 educational system, growing reputation of Montana State University, and pristine natural environment of the area combine to make Bozeman one of America’s most desirable university towns.

The Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics (DAEE) is jointly administered by the College of Agriculture and the College of Letters and Science. The Department has 20 tenured or tenure-track faculty members. The Faculty members are highly productive scholars with a focus on high quality publications in leading refereed journals. Undergraduate degrees are offered in Agricultural Business, Economics, and Financial Engineering, with undergraduate majors numbering about 260, and a rigorous, highly respected Master’s degree in Applied Economics, graduating an average of six students per year.

The proposed MSU Center for Regulatory and Applied Economic Analysis (CRAEA) is located in the DAEE. The mission of CRAEA is to engage undergraduate and graduate students with faculty in academic research that will further the understanding of the impact of economic regulation on societal well-being. The Center conducts economic research on United States regulation in the areas of agriculture, healthcare, technology, finance, natural resources, education, public safety, and other sectors. CRAEA provides renewable research fellowships and grants to MSU faculty. Fellows conduct research projects related to the proposed Center’s mission; produce publicly accessible white papers, policy issues papers, and other communications that inform law makers, policy advisors and the general public; and participate in workshops and conferences organized by the proposed Center. Fellows receive funding of up to $20,000 annually for two years and an additional annual travel budget of up to $3,000 a year, with the possibility for competitive renewal in subsequent years.

Duties and Responsibilities

This tenure-track position will be responsible for providing high-quality research, teaching, and service. The area of research emphasis for this position is health economics, particularly as it relates to US health policy. Candidates that solely focus on non-US related research areas will not be considered. Research is expected to result in publications in leading disciplinary refereed journals. Teaching will be in DAEE courses at the undergraduate and possibly master’s levels. It is anticipated that the candidate may be affiliated with the CRAEA upon date of hire, conduct research on topics covered by the Center’s mission (including submission of resulting research papers to peer-reviewed academic journals), mentor graduate students, and participate in the Center’s programs (i.e., participating in CRAEA workshops, seminars, and conferences). The ideal candidate for this position would be highly competitive for Center research fellowships and grants.

We hope to attract applicants who can teach in a diverse University community and have demonstrated ability in helping students from diverse backgrounds succeed.

Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
  1. Ph.D. in economics, finance, or closely related discipline.
  2. Experience in a tenure-track position or equivalent research and teaching experience. Full, associate, and advanced assistant professors are welcome to apply.
  3. Established research program related to health economics in the United States with publications in disciplinary refereed journals.
  4. A record of teaching experience.
  5. Interest in affiliation with the CRAEA.
Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
  1. Demonstrated success in communicating research to a wide array of audiences.
  2. Demonstrated record of extramural funding that supports and results in peer-reviewed research publications.
  3. Research agenda competitive for research fellowship awarded by the CRAEA.
  4. Demonstrated ability to work with and engage diverse colleagues and students.
The Successful Candidate Will
  • Have excellent verbal and written communications skills, strong interpersonal skills.
  • Have excellent organizational skills, demonstrated leadership qualities.
  • Have the ability to successfully contribute to DAEE programs, an appreciation for diverse constituencies.
  • Have the ability to present their research to a wide array of audiences including government officials, policy advisors, faculty, and the general public.
Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Physical Demands

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

The Program
The Department

The Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics (DAEE) is jointly administered by the College of Agriculture and the College of Letters and Science. The Department has 20 tenured or tenure-track faculty members. Faculty are highly productive scholars with a focus on quality publications in leading refereed journals. The Department offers undergraduate degrees in Agricultural Business, Economics, and Financial Engineering (joint with the College of Engineering), with undergraduate majors numbering about 360, and a rigorous, highly respected Master’s degree in Applied Economics, graduating an average of six students per year.

The College

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date 8/31/2018
Position End Date (if temporary)
Open Date
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Screening of applications will begin on November 15, 2017; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.

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Diversity Statement

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Montana State University is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran status, gender, age, political beliefs, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation or preference. In support of the University’s mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged.

Montana State University makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee’s ability to perform the duties of the job. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Office, PO Box 172520, Montana State University, Bozeman MT 59717-2520; 406-994-3651; .

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Teaching Statement (max 2 pages)
  3. Letter of Reference 1
  4. Letter of Reference 2
  5. Letter of Reference 3
  6. Response to Each Required and Preferred Qualification
  7. Research Statement (max 2 pages)
  8. Publication #1
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