Position Details

Req ID:


Position Title:

Assistant Professor - Ag and Food Policy

Position Type:


OSU Campus:




Location Address:

Stillwater, Oklahoma
United States

Hiring Supervisor:

 Michael Woods

Hiring Range:
(Contingent upon available funding):


Work Schedule:

Work schedule to be determined by supervisor.

Faculty Appt Period:

July 1 - May 31

Job Summary:

The Department of Agricultural Economics at Oklahoma State University (OSU) invites applications for a full-time, eleven-month, tenure-track 75% Extension and 25% research position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Agricultural Economics with an emphasis on Agricultural Policy. 

Government policies continue to play an important role in the allocation of resources in the agricultural and food sectors. Targeted extension educational programs serve a key role as farmers and ranchers deal with the complex decisions related to policy, risk management, and decision making. Research programs are needed to develop and analyze federal, state, and local policy alternatives, and determine the potential implications of these policies on farmers, agribusiness firms, local and regional economies, the environment, consumers, and taxpayers.

This faculty member will be expected to develop a nationally recognized extension and research program in agricultural policy, with a concentration on general farm commodity policy. Additional areas that could be pursued include food policy, energy policy, rural economic development, trade, labor and immigration, transportation, livestock and waste management policy, land use, and conservation policy. Programs may include: 
*Conduct an extension and applied research program to disseminate policy information to the public 
*Participate in multidisciplinary extension/research programs on policy issues related to plant and animal agriculture, including Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (DASNR) team initiatives 
*Support ongoing efforts to assist state and federal legislators in the deliberations and analysis of specific agricultural and food policy issues 
*Serve as research advisor to M.S. and Ph.D. students 
*Cultivate external support from private and governmental sources 
*Publish in various outlets, including recognized peer-review journals and related outlets for professional peers  

Special Instructions to Applicants

A cover letter, CV, a list of three references, and a copy of official transcript are required for application. Transcripts can be attached or mailed to: 235 Ag Hall, Stillwater, OK 74078, Attn: Amy Phipps Maximum consideration will be given to applicants who apply before October 13, 2017; however the position will be open until filled.

Education & Experience

Position Qualifications:


Ph.D./Ed.D. in Agricultural Economics or Economics  

Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics or Economics with an interest in working with farm and commodity groups, agribusiness groups and retailer groups, food consumer groups, and government. Effective communication skills, both written and oral, are essential.  


Previous extension, research, and teaching experience are desirable. 


Oklahoma State University (OSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, OSU conducts pre-employment background checks on final candidates.  Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.