Department of Agricultural Economics
Kansas State University
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: Program Assistant, Arthur Capper Cooperative Center

LOCATION: Department of Agricultural Economics, Kansas State University

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Application deadline is December 1, 2014. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Questions about this position can be directed to Seleise Barrett at 785.532.1522 or sbarrett@ksu.edu.

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

LINK TO DESCRIPTION DETAILS: ACCC Program Assistant


TITLE: Extension Agricultural Economist, Kansas Farm Management Association, Southeast (This is a joint appointment between KFMA SW and K-State Research and Extension)

LOCATION: Chanute, El Dorado or Ottawa, Kansas

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Screening of applications will begin on December 1, 2014 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 January 5, 2015 and is negotiable with the KFMA, SE 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 Southeast Kansas. Provide technical expertise to the area Extension educational program in farm management.

LINK TO DESCRIPTION DETAILS: KFMA-SE


TITLE: Extension Agricultural Economist, Kansas Farm Management Association, Southwest (This is a joint appointment between KFMA SW and K-State Research and Extension)

LOCATION: Dodge City, Kansas

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Screening of applications will begin on October 3, 2014 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 December 1, 2014 and is negotiable with the KFMA, SW 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 Southwest Kansas. Provide technical expertise to the area Extension educational program in farm management.

LINK TO DESCRIPTION DETAILS: KFMA-SW


TITLE: Assistant Professor, Agricultural Economics, 9-month appointment, tenure-track - EXTENSION

LOCATION: Manhattan, Kansas

APPLICATION DATE: Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

DESCRIPTION: Areas of emphasis may include, but are not limited to farm management, agricultural finance, production economics, agricultural marketing, or agricultural policy. Specifically, the areas of emphasis of this position could include the economics of cattle and dairy production in a face of increased water competition, the economics of livestock disease and food safety in conjunction with NBAF (National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility) and the BRI (Biosecurity Research Institute) other livestock economic issues, the economics of cropping systems including such items as the economics of water, energy from agriculture, the economics of technology including precision agriculture and big-data, and the interaction of agricultural and environmental policy with firm decision-making. Other issues possibly could include agricultural and environmental policy analysis or cash rental rates and values of pasture or crop land. The specialist will cooperate with Extension agents and state/area specialists in the Department of Agricultural Economics and various other departments in the college of agriculture and communicate research needs and findings appropriately. The goal of this position is to develop an integrated research-based outreach program that focuses on the economics of livestock or cropping systems under changing water availability, and variable climate conditions.

LINK TO DESCRIPTION: Assistant Professor - EXTENSION


TITLE: Assistant Professor, Agricultural Economics, 9-month appointment, tenure-track - GLOBAL FOOD AND AGRICULTURE

LOCATION: Manhattan, Kansas

APPLICATION DATE: Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

DESCRIPTION: Areas of teaching and research emphasis may include, but are not limited to logistics, supply chain analysis, transportation, optimization, global food security and/or international agribusiness. 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 Professor - GLOBAL FOOD AND AGRICULTURE


TITLE: Assistant Professor, Agricultural Economics, 9-month appointment, tenure-track - TEACHING

LOCATION: Manhattan, Kansas

APPLICATION DATE: Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

DESCRIPTION:Areas of teaching emphasis may include, but are not limited to agribusiness, agricultural finance, agricultural and commodity marketing, farm management, production economics, or risk management. 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 Professor - TEACHING


TITLE: Extension Specialist, Agricultural Economics, Assistant Professor or Instructor depending on academic degree

LOCATION: Southwest Research and Extension Center, Garden City, Kansas

APPLICATION DATE: Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2014 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 extension specialist position based at the Southwest Research and Extension Center. The position is budgeted at 80% extension and 20% research. There is flexibility in the allocation of effort based on University needs and candidate experience.

LINK TO DESCRIPTION: Southwest Extension Specialist


TITLE: Agricultural and Natural Resource Economist – Extension Associate - Office of Local Government, Department of Agricultural Economics, Kansas State University

LOCATION: Manhattan, Kansas

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2014 and continue until position is filled. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Questions about this position can be directed to Dr. John Leatherman at 785-532-4492 or jleather@k-state.edu.

DESCRIPTION: This position provides technical assistance, outreach education, consulting, project management, and research in support of agricultural and natural resource issues, with a primary focus on water quality and watershed restoration and protection.

LINK TO DESCRIPTION: Agricultural and Natural Resource Economist – Extension Associate


TITLE: Extension Agricultural Economist, Kansas Farm Management Association, Northwest (This is a joint appointment between KFMA, NW and K-State Research and Extension)

LOCATION: Colby, Kansas

APPLICATION DATE: Screening of applications 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 negotiable with the KFMA, NW Board of Directors and KFMA Administrator.

LINK TO DESCRIPTION: KFMA NW

For more information, please contact Kevin Herbel, Administrator, Kansas Farm Management Association Program. Office/Mobile: 785.532.8706; or, email: kherbel@ksu.edu. The KFMA program website is www.kfma.ksu.edu.


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