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Advanced Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Economics, Financial Economics

Title: Advanced Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Economics, Financial Economics

  • Employer: Montana State University-Bozeman (Agricultural Economics & Economics)
  • Location: United States
  • Position Type: Professor Any Level
  • Deadline: Nov 15, 2017

  • Job Description:

    General Information:
    The Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics (DAEE) is jointly administered by the College of Agriculture and the College of Letters and Science. The Department has 20 tenured or tenure-track faculty members. Faculty are highly productive scholars with a focus on quality publications in leading refereed journals. The Department offers undergraduate degrees in Agricultural Business, Economics, and Financial Engineering (joint with the College of Engineering), with undergraduate majors numbering about 360, and a rigorous, highly respected Master's degree in Applied Economics, graduating an average of six students per year.

    The Financial Engineering program combines theoretical economics and financial foundations with engineering and statistical methods for problem-solving issues related to risk management and derivative pricing in financial, credit, and production markets. The program provides students with rigorous training in economics, engineering mathematics, and actuarial methods. Financial engineers are commonly employed in banking, corporate finance, securities, insurance, manufacturing, agricultural businesses, and other industries that require sophisticated financial management skills.

    The proposed MSU Center for Regulatory and Applied Economic Analysis (CRAEA) is located in the DAEE. The mission of CRAEA is to engage undergraduate and graduate students with faculty in academic research that will further the understanding of the impact of economic regulation on societal well-being. The Center conducts economic research on United States regulation in the areas of agriculture, healthcare, technology, finance, natural resources, education, public safety, and other sectors. CRAEA provides renewable research fellowships and grants to MSU faculty. Fellows conduct research projects related to the proposed Center’s mission; produce publicly accessible white papers, policy issues papers, and other communications that inform law makers, policy advisors and the general public; and participate in workshops and conferences organized by the proposed Center. Fellows receive funding of up to $20,000 annually for two years and an additional annual travel budget of up to $3,000 a year, with the possibility for competitive renewal in subsequent years.

    Duties and Responsibilities
    This tenure-track position will be responsible for providing high-quality research, teaching, and service. The area of research emphasis for this position is financial economics. Research is expected to be of a quality resulting in publications in leading disciplinary refereed journals and competitive for CRAEA and other internal and external research fellowships and grants. Teaching will be in economics or agricultural business courses at the undergraduate and possibly master's levels, as well as at least one course in the DAEE-housed Financial Engineering program. We hope to attract applicants who can teach in a diverse University community and have demonstrated ability in helping students from diverse backgrounds succeed.

    Required Qualifications
    1. Ph.D. in economics, finance, or closely related discipline.
    2. Established research program related to economics and finance.
    3. Experience in a tenure-track position or equivalent research and teaching experience. Full, associate, and advanced assistant professors (with at least 2 years of experience) are welcome to apply.
    4. Ability to teach a course in the Financial Engineering curriculum, as well as courses in Economics or Agricultural Business.
    5. Interest in affiliation with CRAEA.

    Preferred Qualifications
    1. Demonstrated experience related to quantitative finance, suggesting an ability to contribute to the Financial Engineering program.
    2. Demonstrated success in conducting and publishing research in regulation or policy broadly related to financial economics, as would be competitive for fellowships and grants from CRAEA.
    3. Demonstrated record of extramural funding that supports and results in peer-reviewed research publications.
    4. Demonstrated ability to work with and engage diverse colleagues and students.

    The Successful Candidate Will
    Have excellent verbal and written communications skills, strong interpersonal skills, excellent organizational skills, demonstrated leadership qualities, the ability to successfully contribute to DAEE programs, an appreciation for diverse constituencies, and the ability to present their research to a wide array of audiences including government officials, policy advisors, faculty, and the general public.

    Application Instructions
    Applicants should submit the following materially via econjobmarket.org:

    (1) A letter of application addressing the required and preferred qualifications listed above, (2) a curriculum vita, (3) a recent publication or working paper, (4) a teaching statement, (5) a research statement, and (6) three reference letters.

    Screening will commence November 15, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. For more information, please contact Carly Urban (carly.urban@montana.edu).

    MSU is an ADA/EEO/Vet Pref Employer.

  • This position has closed. Applications are no longer accepted.