The Department of Economics at Iowa State University invites applications for the position of Director for the Center of Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) at the rank of tenured full professor. The successful applicant will be expected to provide 1) leadership to CARD in conducting timely, objective, and rigorous economic analysis of policy issues related to agriculture, food, and the environment; 2) seek research grants and contracts to support these efforts; 3) direct the CARD staff, supervise graduate students, and involve other faculty and scientists in CARD research projects; 4) disseminate research results through top economics journals and policy implications through professional publications and conferences; 5) develop strong outreach program to engage with the public and policy makers in the interpretation of CARD research findings; 6) contribute to the teaching mission of the Department of Economics through graduate student supervision, classroom teaching or other relevant activities; and 7) actively contribute to achieving excellence through diversity and inclusion.
Required Education and Experience:
*PhD in Economics, Agricultural Economics, or related field. *Demonstrated familiarity with external grant and contract opportunities. *In addition to the above qualifications, a national and international scholarly reputation and a record of research publication commensurate with appointment as tenured full professor in the Department of Economics at Iowa State University.
Preferred Education and Experience:
*Experience coordinating research programs. *Experience interacting effectively with the public on policy issues. *Demonstrated success in attracting competitive federal funding. *Demonstrated familiarity with non-federal grant and contract funding sources. *Experience with university/college teaching. *Demonstrated success supervising staff and mentoring students. *Experience in budget management.
Director of CARD appointment is five years, renewable in the fourth year.
Director serves at the pleasure of the Senior Associate Dean, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.
Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,0...00, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see www.visitames.com). Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.