Working Title Assistant/Associate Professor - Livestock Economist
Position Location Fort Collins, CO
Posting Number 202100432F
Proposed Annual Salary Range $90,000-$115,000 plus benefits. Salary is
commensurate with experience and qualifications.
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Position Type Faculty
Work Hours/Week 40
Description of Work Unit
About the University – Colorado State University is Colorado's first and only
Land Grant University. The university is one of the top public research
universities in the nation. The university has over 30,000 students and over
6,000 dedicated staff members. The CSU main campus sits at the eastern base of
the Rocky Mountains one hour north of metro Denver, and offers excellent
access to transportation, all outdoor interests, and a wide cross-section of
livestock industries and their commodity and trade organizations.
About the Agricultural and Resource Economics Department – DARE centers its
research, teaching and outreach activities in defined areas of excellence:
agricultural education, agribusiness management and finance, livestock
systems, consumer choice and the economics of water, land and environment. We
are dedicated to, and appreciated for, engaging stakeholders in high-quality
disciplinary and interdisciplinary research, as well as the ability to
effectively communicate findings to the public and peers. Excellence in
teaching and mentoring students is created with thoughtful and innovative
curricular design, emphasizing experiential learning where appropriate and
fostering student achievement. We strive for a positive and collaborative
environment in which stakeholders are highly valued and supported.
About AgNext – AgNext is a leader for research in animal and ecosystem health
while enhancing profitability of the supply chain and serves as the crossroads
for producers, industry partners, and researchers to come together to innovate
real time solutions for sustainability animal agriculture. Our research
focuses on advancing the science of animal agriculture to ensure a continued
safe, secure, and nutritious food supply. Our mission is to identify and scale
innovation that fosters the health of animals and ecosystems to promote
profitable industries that support vibrant communities.
Tenure/Tenure Track? Yes
% Research 40
% Teaching 40
% Service 20
% Administration 0
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT)
Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date 08/15/2022
Position End Date
This tenure track Assistant/Associate Professor position is a full-time
(9-month) appointment for a person who will provide expertise and leadership
in research, teaching and outreach programming focused on economic issues
related to livestock systems. The successful candidate will be expected to
develop a nationally recognized research and outreach program with an emphasis
on livestock agriculture. The position will be 40% research, 40% teaching, and
20% outreach/service. The successful candidate's research and outreach program
is expected to focus on the production value chain for commercial livestock
agriculture, including but not necessarily limited to production, marketing,
finance, animal health, natural resources and the environment, range
management and sustainability to support Colorado producers and
agribusinesses. The individual filling this position will be part of CSU
AgNext, a multi-disciplinary team focused on sustainable solutions for animal
agriculture and is expected to work with stakeholders using applied economic
approaches to answer relevant questions for Western U.S. agriculture. The
ideal candidate will have exceptional quantitative skills and demonstrate
industry knowledge regarding emerging trends, issues, and practices in the
livestock industry, and efforts towards sustainability. The successful
candidate is expected to pursue scholarly publications in peer reviewed
journals appropriate to their research area. Teaching responsibilities include
courses from the department's offerings in agricultural business and livestock
business management, as well as mentoring undergraduate students and advising
graduate students. Extension and service will be focused on support of
livestock-based Extension teams and aligned Centers on campus (e.g. Center
for Meat Safety and Quality, Center for Collaborative Conservation) through
industry-focused content development and delivery.
Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required
for new hires), Valid Driver's License
Required Job Qualifications
Ph.D. in agricultural economics, economics, or closely related field
completed prior to start date
Evidence of research and outreach productivity in agricultural economics
commensurate with rank
Specialization and/or strong interest in developing research, outreach and
teaching programs related to sustainable livestock systems
Preferred Job Qualifications
Experience with, or interest in, quantitative economic analysis of
emerging trends, issues, and practices in the livestock production and
Evidence of, or interest in, engagement with stakeholders and a diverse
clientele in Colorado and the Western U.S. region
Demonstrated knowledge of, and experience in the U.S. livestock sector
Experience with, or interest in range management issues related to
Evidence of, or interest in, developing an agricultural business teaching
Experience with, or interest in, working on multidisciplinary projects
Evidence of, or interest in, pursuing grant funding
Demonstrated interest in the department's commitment to diversity and
inclusion through research, teaching, and outreach with relevant programs,
goals, and activities.
Special Instructions to Applicants
To apply, please submit the following items by February 7, 2022 for full
a letter of application addressing the required and preferred qualifications
one-page statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching performance (if available)
job market paper or published writing sample
contact information for three references (references will not be contacted prior to notification of candidates)
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Job Duty Category Research
Applying expertise and skills through study and research relevant to livestock
economics related to sustainability for the Agricultural and Resource
Authoring and co-authoring published papers in peer-reviewed, respected
Writing reports and other publishing for the university.
Writing successful grant proposals.
Plan and develop future research objectives and proposals.
Percentage Of Time 40
Job Duty Category Teaching
Teaching undergraduate and graduate students.
Supervise students undertaking masters and PhD level projects.
Teaching duties could include economic education on the following topics:
management of the whole or components of the agricultural supply chain with emphasis on livestock
sustainability in livestock industries
Percentage Of Time 40
Job Duty Category Engagement
Developing knowledge and skillsets related to the latest techniques and
applications relevant to livestock industries and delivering training
and/or research techniques and methods to colleagues and students.
Attending meetings with colleagues and helping to contribute to the
strategic decisions of the department or group.
Collaborating with institutional stakeholders to promote sustainability
and best practices across partnering organizations.
Establishing and developing positive working relationships with both
internal and external contacts across academia and across the dairy
industry to foster effective work and future collaboration.
Providing critical expertise and insight about livestock industries and
emerging events in the sector.
Percentage Of Time 20
Minimum Requested 3
Maximum Requested 3
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Statement of Teaching Philosophy