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Assistant Professor - Resource Economics Management, Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design

West Virginia University
Job Location:
Morgantown, West Virginia




Description: The Division of Resource Economics and Management (REM) ( in the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design ( at West Virginia University ( invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor to develop high-quality teaching and research programs at West Virginia University (WVU) in Morgantown, WV.WVU is the state's flagship land grant institution and currently enrolls almost 30,000 students, emphasizing a student-centered focus. West Virginia University is the State's comprehensive Land Grant University with a Carnegie Research-One (R1) Classification. WVU is a public research university (high research activity as defined by the Carnegie Foundation) and receives over $177 million worth of total sponsored funding annually. As the primary land-grant institution in West Virginia, teaching, research and engagement with the state through innovation and technology are at the forefront of its mission.

The Davis College has over 120 faculty, over 150 full-time staff, and enrolls about 2000 undergraduate and 300 graduate students across a full spectrum of degree programs (28) housed in five academic units. The REM Division is a diverse unit consisting of 10 faculty and equivalent positions in agribusiness management, environmental and energy resources management, environmental and natural resource economics, geospatial sciences, and related business, law, policy and analytical disciplines. The Division houses three undergraduate academic majors and offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees.

Responsibilities: This is a 9-month, tenure-track position with an appointment is 50% research, 30% teaching and 20% service.The successful candidate will develop a high-quality researchprogram related to one or more of the following topic areas:agricultural or resource commodity markets, energy economics, environmental economics, labor economics related to remote working, natural resource economics, or outdoor recreation/tourism economics. External grant acquisition and publication of research in peer-reviewed academic journals are expectations for the research portion of this position. Annual teaching assignment is a minimum of two courses annually. Advising and mentoring of graduate students is expected for this position along with service activities to advance the mission of the University.


Qualifications: The successful applicant must have a Ph.D. by the time of appointment in applied economic fields of agriculture, energy, labor, natural resources, tourism or a closely related field.Candidates are expected to have a strong commitment to publication of research and acquisition of external grants in support of a research program.

Salary and Timing: Salary for the position is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications of the person selected. The successful candidate will be expected to start by August 15, 2022.

Applications: Applications are to be submitted on-line at:

Qualified applicants should submit an application containing the following documents:

1. A cover letter that discusses your qualifications for the position

2. A statement of research and teaching interests

3. A job market paper

4. A curriculum vitae outlining your education, experience and qualifications

5. College transcripts

6. The names, mail, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three or more references (they will not be contacted without permission from the candidate).

7. A description of your potential to further our progress in building a diverse and inclusive academic community in the Davis College.

For more information, contact Alan Collins, the Search Committee Chair ( or by telephone at 304.293.5486. The review of applications will begin on January 31, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. First consideration will be given to candidates who apply by January 31, 2022.

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