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Agricultural Finance Specialist/Assistant Professor

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Include samples of Extension and/or research publications, and the names and contact information for three professional colleagues who are familiar with your qualifications as "Other Documents" 1 and 2 in the application process. Screening will begin 10/2/17.

Posting Details

Position Information

Opening Number: 1700434
Position Title: Agricultural Finance Specialist/Assistant Professor
Position Number: new Dept 7110 90%/ new Dept 7610 10%
FTE: 1.0
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Benefits Eligibility: Benefited - includes retirement plan and full coverage for family health insurance
Search by Group: Extension
Division: Agriculture and University Extension
Department: Agribusiness & Applied Economics

Position Summary Information

Position Description:

Tenure Track, 90% Extension and 10% Research, twelve-month appointment.

The successful candidate will be expected to lead a nationally recognized Extension program in agricultural finance and agribusiness financial management strategies. The program will focus on whole farm and agribusiness financial structure, farm financial risk management, investment analysis, machinery cost assessment, land values and rents, farm financial record analysis, farm financial trends and income tax management. Extension responsibilities include developing and delivering innovative Extension programs that enhance the knowledge and decision making of farm/ranch managers, agricultural lenders and agribusiness leaders regarding financial management analysis and strategies. The successful candidate is also expected to support farm bill education and analysis.

The primary clientele will be Extension agents, farm/ranch managers, agricultural lenders, agribusinesses, industry organizations, and state and federal government agencies. Collaboration with Extension agents, other Agribusiness and Applied Economics faculty, colleagues in other agricultural disciplines, and professional colleagues at regional and national levels is necessary. Applied research that supports the Extension program is expected. A successful specialist will generate extramural funding to support research activities and augment Extension programming.

The successful candidate will report to the Agribusiness and Applied Economics Department Chair.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. An earned Ph.D. degree in Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness, Economics or related field
2. Excellent oral and written communication skills and essential information technology skills
3. Academic training and/or experience in agriculture, agricultural finance and/or agribusiness
4. Familiarity with Extension programming
5. Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work independently and in a team environment
6. Familiarity with Northern Plains agriculture

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Evidence of effective Extension programming and/or applied research
2. Experience in agricultural finance, farm/ranch or agribusiness management
3. Demonstrated ability to secure and administer external funds
4. Successful publication of Extension and/or research results in the popular press and professional journals
5. Experience in developing and delivering educational programs by media, such as video conferencing, audio/video web streaming or podcasting
6. A valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain one

Physical Demands:
Screening Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Search Type: Internal/External Simultaneously: Open to all applicants
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Include samples of Extension and/or research publications, and the names and contact information for three professional colleagues who are familiar with your qualifications as “Other Documents” 1 and 2 in the application process. Screening will begin 10/2/17.

Special Conditions:
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 race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or veteran status.

Veteran’s Preference Notice: This position is subject to North Dakota Veteran’s Preference requirements.
Location (City, State): Fargo, ND

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this position?
    • Academic Department
    • Bismarck Tribune
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Fargo Forum
    • JobsHQ
    • Friend/Co-worker/Family member
    • Job Service of North Dakota
    • NDSU Employee
    • NDSU Website
    • Other newspaper (Please specify below)
    • Professional Publication/Organization Website
    • University Placement Office
    • Inside Higher Education
    • Other (Please specify below)
  2. If Other, please specify:

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. Are you a North Dakota resident?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. Do you qualify for North Dakota veteran's preference?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. If yes, list exact dates of service:

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. Do you qualify for North Dakota disabled veteran's preference?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial Transcript 1
  4. Other Document 1
  5. Other Document 2
Optional Documents
  1. Veterans Preference Claim Form (DD214)
  2. Veterans Administration Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcript 2
  4. Other Document 3