Utah State University

Assistant Professor - Natural Resource Economics

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 1 month ago(10/26/2021 10:42 AM)
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Benefited Full-Time
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College of Agriculture & Applied Sc
Applied Economics
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


The Department of Applied Economics at Utah State University seeks applicants for a full-time nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor Position in Natural Resource Economics. The position is a 50:45:5 division of effort between teaching, research, and service. There are opportunities, primarily through successful grant writing, to augment salary beyond the nine-month base salary. Estimated start date is August 1, 2022.


Applicant reviews will begin December 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.


The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as serve on graduate student supervisory committees. Teaching responsibilities may include both face-to-face and online courses associated with degree programs in the Department of Applied Economics. The successful candidate will develop a nationally recognized research program in natural resource economics. Research areas such as water, land use, and other areas that complement department strengths and are related to natural resource issues in Utah and the intermountain west are preferred. The candidate will be expected to seek external funding to support a research program and to seek disciplinary and interdisciplinary collaborative opportunities with other faculty.  


Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. in Economics, Applied Economics, Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics, or closely related field must be completed before beginning employment.
  • Evidence of excellent oral and written communication skills is required.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior grant writing experience is preferred.
  • Prior teaching experience is preferred

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

1) Resume/CV to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”

2) Graduate Transcripts to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Documents 1-5”

3) Teaching Evaluations if available to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Documents 1-5”

4) Three professional references with contact information


**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes. The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 114 undergraduate majors, 132 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


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