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Assistant Professor of Agricultural Business & Economics

Job Title
Assistant Professor of Agricultural Business & Economics
Agency
West Texas A&M University
Department
Agricultural Sciences
Proposed Minimum Salary
Commensurate
Job Location
Canyon, Texas
Job Type
Faculty
Job Description
West Texas A&M University, a member of the Texas A&M University System, invites applications for the position of Assistant/Associate Professor of Agricultural Business and Economics. This is a nine-month, tenure track (60% teaching, 30% research and 10% service) position that reports to the Head of the Department of Agricultural Sciences. WTAMU is a four-year academic institution of 9,500 students serving the Panhandle of Texas and portions of four adjacent states. This geographic region is noted for its agricultural production and related businesses. The Department of Agricultural Sciences offers two Bachelor of Science Degrees relating to agricultural economics and agribusiness: a B.S. Degree in Agricultural Business and Economics and a B.S. Degree in Agribusiness. A Master of Science Degree with an emphasis in Agricultural Business and Economics is also offered in Agricultural Sciences. The Department also offers a Ph.D. in Systems Agriculture. More than 190 students are enrolled in the Department's Agricultural Business and Economics and Agribusiness programs with about 780 students enrolled in the Department of Agricultural Sciences.
Closing Date: December 15, 2018, or until suitable candidate is identified. Position is available August 1, 2019. Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Potential for summer salary from teaching and/or extramural research funding is available.
Work Performed:
+ Develop a strong teaching program in the agriculture economics/agribusiness area with emphasis in in at least one of the following areas: production and resource management, international trade, or policy.
+ Develop and deliver undergraduate and graduate courses.
+ Develop a research program in an area of agriculture economics/agribusiness that will lead to problem solutions for the agribusiness industry of the Texas High Plains with the potential to attract extramural funding.
+ Work closely with agribusiness industry leaders in assessing regional teaching, research, and service needs.
+ Develop interactive programs with scientists, engineers, and veterinarians in other agencies, universities and the agriculture industry of the Texas High Plains.
Necessary Qualifications:
+ Ph.D. in agricultural economics, economics, agribusiness, or closely related field.
+ Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and service.
+ Commitment to a systems and interdisciplinary approach to research and educational programs.
+ Excellent computer, written and oral communication skills.
+ Working knowledge of crop and livestock industries.
+ Interpersonal skills, vision, and desire to establish working relationships with external constituents.
Applicant Instructions:
Please include the following with your application:
+ Letter of interest
+ Copy of transcripts
+ Resume
+ Statement of current and future research interests
+ Names of at least three references
Please attach all documents in the attachment box at the bottom of the "My Experience" page before continuing through the application. Although the attachment box is labeled "CV/Resume," more than one attachment may be uploaded. Once you have submitted your application, you may no longer add documents. If you need assistance with downloading documents, please contact WTAMU Human Resources at HR@wtamu.edu .
Texas law requires that males age 18 through 25 be properly registered with the Selective Service System.
All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution?s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution?s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.
West Texas A&M University is a four-year public university that serves a diverse population of more than 9,900 students representing 48 states, 55 countries and four U.S. territories. In 2016, The Chronicle of Education recognized WTAMU as a ?Great College to Work For? in its annual survey on the academic workplace. WTAMU?s more than 800 employees enjoy a growing, dynamic university built on a foundation of respect, support, camaraderie, engagement and dedication, while students thrive in an atmosphere committed to personal attention and teaching excellence.
West Texas A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to
diversity.
If you need assistance in applying for this job, please contact (806) 651-2114.
Useful Links:
+ Benefits at https://www.wtamu.edu/administration/human-resources-benefits.aspx
+ Employment at https://www.wtamu.edu/administration/human-resources-employment.aspx
+ Holidays at https://www.wtamu.edu/administration/human-resources-holidays.aspx
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+ Retirement Programs at https://www.wtamu.edu/administration/human-resources-retirement-programs.aspx WTAMU Home at http://www.wtamu.edu/
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+ WTAMU Privacy Statement at http://www.wtamu.edu/about/privacy-statement.aspx
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+ University Contacts at http://www.wtamu.edu/about/contact-us.aspx

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