Department of Agricultural Economics
342 Waters Hall
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506-4011

785.532.6702

Employment Opportunities

The K-State Department of Agricultural Economics hires and retains expert faculty and professional staff who are committed to advancing the departmental mission of improving economic choices and management decisions through teaching, research, and extension.  When positions become available, we strive to select the best and brightest to contribute toward serving our various constituents, including individuals, families, farms, businesses, communities, organizations, and policy makers.

Position Announcements:

TITLE: Associate Professor, Agricultural Economics, 9-month appointment, tenure-track.

LOCATION: Department of Agricultural Economics, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas

APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 15, 2015 Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

DESCRIPTION: The Department of Agricultural Economics at Kansas State University seeks to fill a tenure-track assistant/associate professor position in the economics of risk management. The Department has a reputation for excellence in all three functions of the University’s land grant mission (teaching, research, and extension). The successful candidate is expected to be an active contributor to the Department’s teaching and research programs. The Department offers B.S. degrees in agricultural economics and agribusiness, an M.S. degree in agricultural economics, a Master of Agribusiness (MAB) degree, and a Ph.D. in economics with a specialization in agricultural economics. Currently, over 470 undergraduate and 120 graduate students are enrolled in our programs.

Areas of teaching and research emphasis will be in risk management covering issues such as biosecurity; food safety; weather; regulation; enterprise risk management; financial, commodity or, energy markets; and exchange rates. Furthermore, this position will collaborate with the Center for Risk Management Education and Research (http://www.k-state.edu/riskmanagement/) and contribute to the University’s Global Food Systems Initiative (www.ksu.edu/globalfood/). The Department is known for research and extension programs that addresses real-world problems in local, state, national, and global agriculture and agribusiness. More information on the Department can be found at www.ageconomics.ksu.edu.

LINK TO DESCRIPTION: Assistant/Associate Professor - Ag Econ Risk Management


TITLE: Assistant/Associate Professor, Agricultural Economics, 9-month appointment, tenure-track.

LOCATION: Department of Agricultural Economics, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas

APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 15, 2015 Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

DESCRIPTION: The Department of Agricultural Economics at Kansas State University seeks to fill a tenure-track assistant or associate professor position focusing on the interaction of agricultural production and the environment with emphasis on issues related to water. The Department has a reputation for excellence in all three functions of the University’s land grant mission (teaching, research, and extension). The successful candidate is expected to be an active contributor to the Department’s teaching and research programs. The Department offers B.S. degrees in agricultural economics and agribusiness, an M.S. degree in agricultural economics, a Master of Agribusiness (MAB) degree, and a Ph.D. in economics with a specialization in agricultural economics. Currently, over 470 undergraduate and 120 graduate students are enrolled in our programs.

Areas of teaching and research emphasis for this position include the economics of agriculture, natural resources, and the environment. Specifically, research will address issues related to the quantity and quality of water. Furthermore, this position will contribute to the University’s Global Food Systems Initiative (www.ksu.edu/globalfood/). The Department is known for research and extension programs that addresses real-world problems in local, state, national, and global agriculture and agribusiness. More information on the Department can be found at www.ageconomics.ksu.edu.

LINK TO DESCRIPTION: Assistant/Associate Professor - Natural Resources - Water


TITLE: Assistant/Associate Professor, Agricultural Economics, 9-month appointment, tenure-track.

LOCATION: Department of Agricultural Economics, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas

APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 15, 2015 Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

DESCRIPTION: The Department of Agricultural Economics at Kansas State University seeks to fill an assistant/associate professor position in agricultural and food markets. The Department has a reputation for excellence in all three functions of the University’s land grant mission (teaching, research, and extension). The successful candidate is expected to be an active contributor to the Department’s teaching and research programs. The Department offers B.S. degrees in agricultural economics and agribusiness, an M.S. degree in agricultural economics, a Master of Agribusiness (MAB) degree, and a Ph.D. in economics with a specialization in agricultural economics. Currently, over 470 undergraduate and 120 graduate students are enrolled in our programs.

Areas of teaching and research emphasis may include: economics of imperfect competition, industrial organization, market concentration, vertical coordination, contracts, food market chain, marketing orders, check-off programs, storage, and market risk management. Furthermore, this position will contribute to the University’s Global Food Systems Initiative (www.ksu.edu/globalfood/). The Department is known for research and extension programs that addresses real-world problems in local, state, national, and global agriculture and agribusiness. More information on the Department can be found at www.ageconomics.ksu.edu.

LINK TO DESCRIPTION: Assistant/Associate Professor - Ag Econ Industrial Organization


TITLE: Associate Extension Agricultural Economist, Kansas Farm Management Association, Southeast. This is a joint appointment between KFMA SE and K-State Research and Extension

LOCATION: Ottawa, Kansas

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Screening of applications will begin on August 7, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit a cover letter, resume, three reference letters, and all official transcripts to assure a review. The starting date for the position is on or after September 14, 2015 and is negotiable with the KFMA, SE Board of Directors and KFMA Administrator.

DESCRIPTION: Purpose of this position is to successfully learn and develop the skills and aptitude for the position of Extension Agricultural Economist with KFMA SE and to provide support to the Extension Agricultural Economists working in the association. The position is designed to lead into an Extension Agricultural Economist position with KFMA SE within two years if all objectives are met, based on regular evaluations during the training period.

LINK TO DESCRIPTION: Extension Agricultural Economist - SE


TITLE: Extension Agricultural Economist, Kansas Farm Management Association, Northeast (two positions available) This is a joint appointment between KFMA NE and K-State Research and Extension

LOCATION: Hiawatha and Holton, Kansas

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Screening of applications will continue until both positions are filled. Please submit a cover letter, resume, three reference letters, and all official transcripts to assure a review. The starting date is on or after July 6, 2015 and is negotiable with the KFMA, NE Board of Directors and KFMA Administrator.

DESCRIPTION: Plan and develop an Extension educational farm business management program for commercial farms cooperating with the Farm Management Association in Northeast Kansas. Provide technical expertise to the area Extension educational program in farm management.

LINK TO DESCRIPTION: Extension Agricultural Economist - NE


TITLE: Extension Agricultural Economist, Kansas Farm Management Association, South Central. This is a joint appointment between KFMA SC and K-State Research and Extension.

LOCATION: Hutchinson, Kansas

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Screening of applications will begin on March 6, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Please submit a cover letter, resume, three reference letters, and all official transcripts to assure a review. The starting date for the position is on or after July 6, 2015 and is negotiable with the KFMA, SC Board of Directors and KFMA Administrator.

DESCRIPTION: Plan and develop an Extension educational farm business management program for commercial farms cooperating with the Farm Management Association in South Central Kansas. Provide technical expertise to the area Extension educational program in farm management.

LINK TO DESCRIPTION: Extension Agricultural Economist - SC


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