Iowa State University, Department of Economics
Professor and Director, Center for Agricultural and Rural Development

The Department of Economics invites applications for the position of Director of the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) at the rank of full professor with tenure.

JOB DESCRIPTION: The successful candidate will (1) provide leadership in conducting timely, objective, and rigorous economic analysis of policy issues related to agriculture, the food system, and the environment; (2) seek research grants and contracts to support these efforts; (3) direct the CARD staff, supervise graduate students, and involve other scientists in CARD research projects; (4) disseminate research results through top economics journals and policy implications through professional publications and conferences; and (5) engage with the public and with policy makers in the interpretation of CARD research findings. The initial appointment as Director is for five years with an opportunity for renewal. The proposed starting date of 1/1/2013 is subject to negotiation depending upon availability of the successful applicant.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in Economics, Agricultural Economics, or related field. Record of research publication commensurate with appointment as tenured full professor. Demonstrated success in attracting external grant and contract funding.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience in coordinating research programs. Experience in interacting effectively with the public on policy issues.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: To apply for this position, go to: and search for vacancy 120503. Review of applications will begin on 9/14/2012.

For more information, contact John Schroeter (, 515-233-4025).

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Posted 6/29/12