Assistant/Associate Professor - Livestock Economist

Coppin State University

United States

February 7, 2022


Posting Details 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. Employee Benefits

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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) on 02/07/2022 Number of Vacancies 1 Desired Start Date 08/15/2022 Position End Date Position Summary

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 marketing system
  • 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 livestock
  • Evidence of, or interest in, developing an agricultural business teaching program
  • 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 consideration:

  • a letter of application addressing the required and preferred qualifications
  • curriculum vitae
  • 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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    Diversity Statement

    Ability to advance the department's commitment to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching and outreach with relevant programs, goals and activities.

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    Essential Duties

    Job Duty Category Research


    Applying expertise and skills through study and research relevant to livestock economics related to sustainability for the Agricultural and Resource Economics department.

  • Authoring and co-authoring published papers in peer-reviewed, respected journals.
  • 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

    References Requested Minimum Requested 3

    Maximum Requested 3

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Writing Samples
  • Optional Documents