AgCountry Endowed Chair

North Dakota State University   Fargo, ND   Full-time     Education
Posted on July 3, 2024
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Description & Details: The position is the AgCountry Endowed Chair in Agribusiness and is fully endowed, including a stipend and funding for graduate students and/or teaching assistants. The position is housed in the Center for Trading and Risk in the Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics at North Dakota State University. The successful candidate would be tenured and hired at either the Associate or Full Professor rank, depending upon qualifications. The position is for a 9-month academic year and the split is: 70% Research, 30% Teaching.

Advertised Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Minimum Qualifications: 1. earned Ph.D. in agricultural economics, or related disciplines;

2. experience in teaching and research in Agribusiness

3. expertise in agribusiness finance and quantitative methods;

4. effective oral and written communication skills;

5. demonstrated ability to conduct research and disseminate results in leading academic journals.

Preferred Qualifications: 1. evidence of teaching effectiveness;

2. ability to supervise MS and Ph.D. students;

3. ability to obtain extramural funding to support research activities;

4. ability to communicate research results to clientele groups;

5. demonstrated consistent and excellent contributions to research and publication, and scholarship; and

6. a record of externally funded research in agricultural economics, agribusiness, finance and/or risk analysis.

Applicant Materials Required: Applications are accepted online only. A full position description and application procedures can be viewed at:

Application materials must include a letter of application, including a statement of principal qualifications and interests, curriculum vitae, transcripts of all university work, samples of research publications, and names and contact information for three professional colleagues familiar with the candidate's qualifications. Questions may be directed to William Wilson, Chair of the search committee (email:

Screening will begin: 12/31/23


NDSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes single or family health insurance coverage with premiums paid for by the university - with an effective date for new employees the first of the month following date of hire. Other benefits include: wellness benefits, basic life insurance, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual leave, EAP, sick leave and holiday pay. Optional benefits include: supplemental life, dental, vision, long-term care insurance, flexible spending account, and supplemental retirement plans.

About Us:

North Dakota State University is distinctive as a student focused, land-grant, research university. We educate leaders who solve national and global challenges by providing affordable access to an excellent education that combines teaching and research in a rich learning environment.

NDSU is in the highest Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, R1, granted to the top research institutions in the country.

NDSU has offices across the state of North Dakota, and the main campus is in Fargo, on the Minnesota border. Along with Moorhead, Minnesota, Fargo forms one of the largest metropolitan centers between Minneapolis and Seattle. The community is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live.

No Smoking Notice :

As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.

EO/AA Statement:

North Dakota State University is an Equal Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, gender expression/identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, participation in lawful off-campus activity, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, public assistance status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, spousal relationship to current employee, or veteran status, as applicable.

Diversity Statement:

NDSU strives to be a community of belonging, recognizing unique differences as strengths of our university. We seek to recruit and retain a diverse workforce that supports a community in which diverse populations and perspectives will know and learn from one another. NDSU values candidates who are committed to our core values of respect, inclusivity, community, creativity, excellence, impact, innovation, integrity, resilience, responsiveness, and transformation. Successful candidates will be committed to and help advance our strategic goal to create and maintain an open and respectful environment to promote inclusivity and diversity as a cornerstone of education, research, and outreach.

Veteran's Preference Notice:

This position is subject to North Dakota Veteran's Preference requirements.

Reasonable Accommodation Information

North Dakota State University is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education, and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, please contact Human Resources at 701-231-8961 or .

Land Acknowledgement

We collectively acknowledge that NDSU, a land grant institution, on the traditional lands of the Oceti Sakowin (Dakota, Lakota, Nakoda) and Anishinaabe Peoples in addition to many diverse Indigenous Peoples still connected to these lands. We honor with gratitude Mother Earth and the Indigenous Peoples who have walked with her throughout generations. We will continue to learn how to live in unity with Mother Earth and build strong, mutually beneficial, trusting relationships with Indigenous Peoples of our region. (see ).