Open Faculty Positions

Department Chair Candidate Interview Seminars:

Oct 24    Dr. Craig Gundersen   250A Ag Admin, 10AM – 11:30AM

Oct 31    Dr. Gerald Shively       250A Ag Admin   10AM – 11:30AM

Nov 5     Dr. Terry Hurley           250A Ag Admin    10AM – 11:30AM

Nov 27   Dr. Sandra Hoffmann   250A Ag Admin10AM – 11:30AM
 

For more information, Contact Kelli Trinoskey, Communications and Outreach Manager, 614-688-1323.

Open AEDE Associate/Full Faculty, Agricultural Economics and Policy Interview Seminars:

Joseph Cooper, November 19    250A Ag Admin10AM-11:30AM

Roderick Rejesus, December 3   250A Ag Admin10-11:30AM  

Eric Belasco, December 5           250A Ag Admin10-11:30AM

Jennifer Ifft, December 11            250A Ag Admin10-11:30AM


Description:
The Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics (AEDE) at Ohio State University seeks an associate or full professor with teaching, research and outreach/extension responsibilities in agricultural economics and policy.  Applicants should have teaching and research interests related to U.S. and other countries’ agricultural policies, and the ability to explain the impacts of these policies to local, state, national and international audiences.

The appointee will have an academic year (9 month) appointment with competitive salary and benefits package and is expected to develop and maintain a world-class research program in their field of inquiry, and teach the equivalent of two to three classes in our undergraduate, masters, and/or PhD programs.  The appointee is also expected to develop a visible outreach/extension program focused on explaining the impacts of agricultural policies to local, state, national and international audiences.

We are a premier department of applied economics (aede.osu.edu) that values excellence in research, teaching and outreach to fulfill our departmental commitment to the land-grant mission of The Ohio State University.  AEDE’s world-class faculty currently serves 80 PhD students, 20 M.S. students and 500 undergraduate majors in four programs: a top-rated applied economics Ph.D. degree; an M.S. and Masters in Applied Economics degree; a B.S. major in Agribusiness and Applied Economics; and in partnership with the School of Environmental and Natural Resources, a rapidly growing B.S. major in Environment, Economy, Development, and Sustainability. 

Qualifications:
Applicants must possess a PhD in agricultural economics, applied economics, economics, or related field and have an academic record sufficient to obtain tenure in AEDE. 

Application Instructions:
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but those received before August 15, 2018, will receive priority consideration. Complete applications include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, and the names of three references.  

Applications materials should be submitted to Acting Office Manager, Mary Roberts, Roberts.299@osu.edu or the Agricultural Economics Search Committee Co-Chairs at AEDE-Search@osu.edu.  Questions about the position can be directed to either Brian Roe (roe.30@osu.edu/ 614-688-5777) or Ian Sheldon (sheldon.1@osu.edu/ 614-292-2194).

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion:
The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. We are an NSF Advance Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

Open AEDE Department Chair Position
June 1, 2018

Description:
Applications and nominations are invited for outstanding candidates for the position of chair of the Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics at The Ohio State University. The new chair will be uniquely positioned to build on the strengths of the department and will drive the department forward towards its mission of scholarship, education, and dissemination of knowledge through application of economic principles to society’s challenges in agriculture, the food system, the environment, and economic development.

The Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics at The Ohio State University provides world-class teaching, research and outreach in applied economics, with concentrations in the areas of agricultural economics and agribusiness, environmental and resource economics, international and development economics, and regional and urban economics. The department has 19 tenured and tenure-track faculty and a dedicated group of 9 program staff personnel.  The department offers academic programs leading to a B.S. degree in Agribusiness and Applied Economics; a B.S. degree in Environment, Economy, Development, and Sustainability; a Masters of Applied Economics (MAE); and a Ph.D. in Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics. The faculty produce nationally and internationally renowned programs to fulfill its land grant university missions in teaching, research, and extension education.

Responsibilities:
The department chair is responsible for leadership, strategic planning, finances, administration, academic affairs, and external relations of the department. The chair will be committed to enhancing the education, research, and service missions and will possess an exceptional scholarly record, leadership skills, and strategic capacity to advance the department.

Responsibilities include oversight of personnel including performance reviews, administration of merit pay increases, development of workload assignments, and management of budgets and facilities. The chair may also carry on instructional, research, and outreach activities commensurate with his/her administrative responsibilities. The chair is responsible for establishment and maintenance of a financial and operational environment that is focused on appropriate internal controls. This should include, but not be limited to, appropriate segregation of duties in the processing of financial transactions, appropriate mandatory approvals, appropriate procedures to maintain effective custody over university resources, appropriate monitoring and oversight, and appropriate mandatory reconciliations. The chair reports to the Vice President for Agricultural Administration and Dean of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

Qualifications:
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in agricultural economics, economics, or a related area, and must have distinguished academic credentials and eligibility for appointment to the rank of professor with tenure in the Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics at The Ohio State University. The applicant must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and should have a proven record of using sound judgment in identifying, prioritizing, and solving organizational problems in an academic or related setting; as well as experience working with industry to drive ongoing communication and partnerships. Additional essential qualifications include successful administrative experience, the ability to effectively engage a broad range of internal and external stakeholders, and a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Salary:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Procedure:
Review of applications will begin September 1, 2018, and continue until a qualified candidate is identified. Nominations and applications from qualified individuals are invited at any time.  Qualified applicants are requested to submit the following: letter of application; statement of the applicant’s vision and administrative philosophy; leadership experiences and qualifications; a one-page statement of philosophy and perspective related to inclusion and diversity, and how they can help us achieve our goals related to diversity and the mentoring of underrepresented groups; and curriculum vitae including names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of five references. Initial nominations and inquiries will be kept confidential; references will be contacted only upon approval of the applicant.

Application materials should be sent electronically (PDF format) to Mary Roberts.

Questions should be directed to:
Dr. John C. Foltz
Chair of the Search Committee
Chair of the Department of Animal Sciences
College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences
The Ohio State University
110B Animal Sciences Building
2029 Fyffe Road
Columbus, OH 43210
Telephone: 614-292-1242
Email: foltz.75@osu.edu

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion:
The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. We are an NSF Advance Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.