Summary of Duties: Responsibilities include publication of high quality peer-reviewed research in the field of agricultural and applied economics as broadly defined, teaching at the graduate and/or undergraduate level, mentoring graduate and undergraduate students, and participation as appropriate in committees and other service activities in SES, CAHNRS, and WSU. The successful candidate will develop internationally recognized economics research programs in the area of agricultural and applied economics with some focus on application of quantitative methods. The successful candidate will cooperate with internal and external research colleagues to identify research priorities, seek external funding to support research activities, conduct collaborative projects, and disseminate results by publishing in appropriate peer-reviewed scientific journals. Teaching responsibilities include courses as needed by the School in the successful applicant's area of expertise. The successful candidate will report to the Director of the School of Economic Sciences and the SES will also serve as the tenure home for the candidate.
Required Qualifications: Earned Ph.D. in Agricultural and Applied Economics or Economics or a closely related discipline at date of hire, and specialization in Agricultural and Applied Economics.
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carnegie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with i...ts Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.