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


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: Program Assistant, Arthur Capper Cooperative Center Full-time, term unclassified position, subject to funding availability and performance review. The program assistant will work closely with the ACCC managing director.

LOCATION: Manhattan, Kansas

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Screening of applications will begin March 27, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Questions about this position can be directed to Seleise Barrett at 785 532-1522 or Application materials should be sent to Mary Winnie at

DESCRIPTION: The individual in this position will:

  • Collaborate on event planning and coordination for ACCC educational programs aimed at state, regional and national cooperative audiences;
  • Promote, maintain and update online scholarship applications, communicate with scholarship applicants and collect information for the ACCC cooperative scholarship program;
  • Manage, process and monitor the financial transactions and budget for the ACCC financial accounts, including the KSU Foundation accounts
  • Manage financial transactions including invoices, contracts and speaker payments for ACCC educational programs.
  • Use and continuously improve standard operating procedures for the ACCC financial and annual report processes
  • Collaborate with ACCC team to maintain donor, client and donor record keeping databases;
  • Serve as liaison for speakers, scholarship students and registrants for the K-State Symposium on Cooperative Issues and other ACCC educational programs.
  • Draft and revise written promotional materials for the ACCC;
  • Research cooperative topics and speakers on an as needed basis
  • Prepare, create and update reports for ACCC annual report
  • Create an environment that fosters diversity and collegiality while working in a multicultural setting
  • Other related duties as assigned


TITLE: Coordinator, Center for Risk Management Education and Research, part-time with flexible schedule, 12-month position.

LOCATION: Manhattan, Kansas

APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 15, 2015. Application material (pdf files preferred) should be sent electronically to: Judy Maberry,, with the subject line Risk Coordinator. Questions and inquires of interest may be directed to Ted Schroeder, or 785-532-4488.

DESCRIPTION: The coordinator will have major responsibility for coordinating and managing all activities of the Center for Risk Management Education and Research. The Coordinator’s activities will include considerable collaborative work with the on-campus center leadership and affiliated faculty members; the K-State Foundation; industry partners; student fellows; and university staff and administration. Activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Managing communications and relationships with external industry supporters and clientele
  • Managing meeting scheduling and notifications for Center activities
  • Managing student and alumni records
  • Assisting with travel arrangements
  • Providing support for seminar and workshop arrangements
  • Managing the website and student profiles and blog
  • Preparing and distributing newsletters and other media
  • Assist with fundraising
  • Maintaining income and expense flow records and account valuations

LINK TO DESCRIPTION: Center Coordinator

TITLE: Grant Specialist, Ghana METSS KSU Office

LOCATION: Manhattan, Kansas

APPLICATION DEADLINE: All application material must be received by 5pm, March 12, 2015 to be considered. For further information, contact Dr. Vincent Amanor-Boadu by email at

DESCRIPTION:The role of the Ghana METSS KSU Office is becoming increasing complex in its support for the METSS as the activities of USAID Economic Growth Office expands in Ghana. As a result, the Ghana METSS KSU Office is in need of a Grants Specialist/Program Coordinator with a capacity to manage and an ability to engage in projects – from field survey development and oversight to report production. The incumbent would, thus, have a higher degree in economics or related social sciences, be self-motivated, have excellent organization skills and management capabilities and be able to operate in a fast changing and high energy environment. The incumbent will also have the ability to identify opportunities in existing and new projects and develop innovative solutions to project challenges. The incumbent will possess excellent written and oral communication skills and be able to operate seamlessly across multiple offices on two continents. Cultural awareness and strong diversity sensitivity are critical for success in this position.


TITLE: Extension Assistant, Land Use Value Program

LOCATION: Manhattan, Kansas

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications are due March 23, 2015. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.


  • Conduct activities used to establish the net return of dryland, irrigated land and grassland in Kansas.
  • Collect and analyze data on commodity prices, yields, rental rates, expenses, etc. from government agencies, published data, and surveys.
  • Conduct multiple surveys annually, both electronically and hard copy.
  • Collect and analyze survey data.
  • Update and maintain survey instruments and multiple databases.
  • Implement procedures and provide documentation of procedures used in all aspects of the Land Use Value Program.
  • Conduct research related to, but not limited to, land values and farm management. Supervise student(s) working on the Land Use Value Program.

LINK TO DESCRIPTION: Extension Assistant

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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