Assistant Professor

Location
Raleigh
Posted
Apr 04, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Academic Affairs
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Number: 00106246

Primary Function of Organization Unit: Agriculture in today's world is a business, whether it be processing and marketing agricultural products, farming, or supplying agricultural inputs. Consumers face a variety of choices that are impacted by policies and regulations, by micro and macro conditions affecting them, and by their individual circumstances and welfare. The Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ARE) addresses important issues regarding the management of agricultural and related businesses, the functioning of agricultural markets, the protection and use of resources, the performance of government policies affecting agricultural and related industries, and the impacts of decisions made by consumers with respect to the purchase of food and fiber products. ARE offers undergraduate major and minor programs in agricultural business management and a concentration in biological sciences business management within the agricultural business management program. At the graduate level, the department offers a Master of Science degree in agricultural economics, and Ph.D. degree in economics. These instructional programs are enriched by faculty members with extension and research activities which contribute to the relevance and thoroughness of the teaching program.

Essential Job Duties: The Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ARE) in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is seeking applications to fill a tenure-track position in the Economics of Grain Production and Transportation at the Assistant Professor level. The position will be motivated by a desire for economic expertise in an expanding local feed grain production system and expertise that facilitates more efficient supply chain management for locally grown and imported feed grains to ensure the vitality of livestock production in North Carolina. Addressing problems common to other grain deficit intensive grain consuming regions domestically and around the globe is encouraged. The Assistant Professor position will be expected to become an internationally recognized expert and leader in the economics of grain production and transportation. Performance will be assessed along several dimensions: the success of a research program leading to publications in high-quality peer-reviewed journals; a nationally and internationally recognized extension program; effective teaching at the graduate and possibly undergraduate level, including the supervision of Ph.D. dissertations; and service to the department, college, university and scholarly organizations. Willingness to participate in interdisciplinary collaborations across academic units is a plus. This incumbent will need to travel off-site on occasion alone to observe research and must independently be able to travel from location to location without reliance on others or the advanced notice that is often required of alternative means of transportation. Inclusiveness and diversity are critical to the success of the College and University as a whole. Therefore, the successful candidate will be expected to foster an environment that is respectful and welcoming of all groups. The department will begin reviewing applications immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Minimum Education/Experience: * PhD in Economics, Agricultural Economics, or a related area of study.

Department Required Skills: N/A

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: N/A

Necessary Licenses and Certifications: * A valid drivers license is required for travel. NC drivers license required within 60 days of hire and must be maintained.

AA/EOE: NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148. Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at "www.wes.org":http//wes.org. Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

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