Job Summary

 
Official Job Title :
Assistant Professor
University or Organization :
University of Connecticut
State or Territory :
Connecticut
Application Deadline :
Dec 01, 2019
 
Descriptive Job Title :
Assistant Professor, 9-month, tenure-track
Keywords separated by commas :
agricultural economics, agribusiness, economics of food, health economics, food business, food marketing, food policy, food and the environment, agricultural policy, industrial organization, agricultural markets
Location :
University of Connecticut, Storrs Connecticut
Area, Department or Unit :
Agricultural and Resource Economics
Full/Part Time :
Full-time
Salary :
Competitive with other public land-grant universities.
Start Date:
Aug 23, 2020
Description:
POSITION:We invite applications for a faculty position in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the rank of Assistant Professor, tenure track. This position will provide expertise and leadership in research and extension programing with a focus on one or more of the following: agribusiness, production, labor, or regional economics. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an independent, externally funded, nationally recognized integrated research and extension program. Additional skills and experience in agricultural finance, optimization methods, econometrics, and agricultural policy are welcome. The position will contribute to the research (35%), extension (35%), and teaching (30%) missions of our department. The successful applicants research and extension programs are expected to focus on one or more aspects of the agricultural value chain relevant to Connecticut and elsewhere. The individual filling this position will have the opportunity to work with multidisciplinary teams of research scientists, extension educators, and stakeholders. Scholarship and publication in peer-reviewed journals appropriate to the individuals areas of expertise are required. Teaching responsibilities will include two courses annually and student advising.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES The successful candidate will have 35% extension, 35% research, and 30% teaching duties with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2020 in a full-time, nine-month tenure-track position. Responsibilities include: develop and implement a strong integrated applied research and extension program; teach two courses at the graduate and/or undergraduate level; collaborate with campus-based faculty, county-based extension faculty and program staff, policymakers, industry leaders, the Zwick Center for Food and Resource Policy, and other partners/clientele; actively seek extramural research funding; and advise undergraduate students and mentor graduate students.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics, Economics, or a related field; excellent oral and written communication skills; advanced training or demonstrable research experience in the economics of agriculture, agribusiness, and/or food, including related areas such as health, the environment, business policy; excellent training in microeconomic theory and empirical methods; and ability to teach economics and business courses with an emphasis on agriculture and food. Equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Preferred qualifications include a proven record/potential in securing external grant funding; a record or potential for excellence in research in agribusiness, industrial organization, food or agricultural markets, and/or related public policy issues; a record of significant scholarly output including refereed journals and high-impact extension publications; demonstrated interest and experience in extension or other outreach education programs; demonstrated experience and excellence in teaching; and proven ability to work in a collegial manner with colleagues and clientele from diverse disciplines and experience. This position will be filled subject to budget availabilitySALARY: Competitive with other public land-grant universities.STARTING DATE: August 23, 2020ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT The Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, one of the leading applied economics departments in the U.S., is ranked by RePEC as 20th world-wide for Agricultural Economics Institutions, and 16th in the U.S. among Agricultural Economics University Departments. The department has 13 faculty members, 100 undergraduates and 45 graduate students (over 25 PhDs). It offers B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees, and is internationally recognized in the areas of Agribusiness & Food Marketing, Environmental & Resource Economics, and Economic Development. The Department hosts the Zwick Center for Food & Resource Policy (zwickcenter.uconn.edu). We are located on the Universitys main campus in Storrs, within driving distance of Boston and New York City. TO APPLY Submit the following materials online through https://econjobmarket.org/positions/6249, no later than December 1, 2019: (1) a curriculum vita; (2) a cover letter that indicates your vision and programmatic objectives for the position; (3) graduate transcripts; (4) sample of publications or dissertation abstract; and (5) commitment to diversity statement (including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles). Arrange to have three letters of reference posted directly into https://econjobmarket.org/positions/6249. If available, upload copies of teaching evaluations or other evidence of teaching effectiveness. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received no later than December 1, 2019. Direct inquiries to AREsearch@uconn.edu, subject line: (search #2020244). Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. We will be interviewing via Skype as well as at the ASSA meetings in San Diego,CA January 3-5, 2020. For questions, call 860-486-2836 or send email to Karen.nye@uconn.edu.All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which can be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the Universitys teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConns ranking as one of the nations top research universities. UConns faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.
Position Category:
Faculty Position
Additional Description, Instructions or Comments:
Do applicants need to have a driver’s license or be able to provide alternate transportation
to carry out the functions
of this job? :
yes

ADDITIONAL JOB REQUIREMENTS

Minimum education level :
A Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics, Economics, or a related field.
Years of experience :
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APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Contact :
Karen Nye
Phone Number with Area Code :
860-486-2836
Application Instructions :
TO APPLY Submit the following materials online through https://econjobmarket.org/positions/6249, no later than December 1, 2019: (1) a curriculum vita; (2) a cover letter that indicates your vision and programmatic objectives for the position; (3) graduate transcripts; (4) sample of publications or dissertation abstract; and (5) commitment to diversity statement (including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles). Arrange to have three letters of reference posted directly into https://econjobmarket.org/positions/6249. If available, upload copies of teaching evaluations or other evidence of teaching effectiveness. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received no later than December 1, 2019. Direct inquiries to AREsearch@uconn.edu, subject line: (search #2020244). Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. We will be interviewing via Skype as well as at the ASSA meetings in San Diego,CA January 3-5, 2020. For questions, call 860-486-2836 or send email to Karen.nye@uconn.edu.