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Assistant/Associate Professor of Environmental and Resource Economics

Posted: October 19, 2012

The Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education seeks Assistant/Associate Professor of Environmental and Resource Economics
Assistant/Associate Professor of Environmental and Resource Economics
 
Deadline:  12/19/2012 or continue until a qualified candidate is identified
Work Unit: College of Agricultural Sciences
Department: Agricultural Economics, Sociology and Education
Job Number: 37966
Starting Date: July 1, 2013, or as negotiated
 
Responsibilities: The Pennsylvania State University is seeking applicants to fill a tenure track appointment in environmental and resource economics at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor (depending on qualifications) located within the Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education. This is a 36 week, full-time appointment with both research and teaching responsibilities. This position is co-funded by Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment. The successful candidate will join a multi-college team of economists and other scientists working on issues of energy and environment, energy and water, energy and land, and energy and climate. The successful candidate will be expected to work with interdisciplinary teams to conduct research and seek external funding in these areas, and to publish in top field and general interest journals. The Department will be especially interested in candidates who have strong quantitative skills for example in spatial econometrics and/or computational methods. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate courses, and graduate and undergraduate advising. Those applying at the assistant professor level should expect to receive their Ph.D. by September 2013. For consideration at the associate professor level, applicants must demonstrate a proven record of research and teaching accomplishments.
 
Qualifications: Ph.D. in agricultural economics, economics or a related field.
 
Salary: Competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience. An attractive benefits and startup package is available.
 
Application: Applicants should submit a letter of application, resume, names and contact information for three professional references, a photocopy of graduate transcripts (for new Ph.D.s), a sample of professional writing, and evidence of teaching (if available).  Application should be submitted by email to jshortle@psu.edu.   The postal address if necessary is:   
 
James Shortle, Chair, Search Advisory Committee, Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education, The Pennsylvania State University, Armsby Building, University Park, PA 16802
 
Closing Date for Applications: Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until a qualified candidate is identified. For information on the department and its programs, and Penn State Institutes of Energy of the Environment see http://aese.psu.edu/ and http://www.psiee.psu.edu/.
 
Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.
 
 
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