Extension Assistant Professor

Position Number: 00000300

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 at North Carolina State University is seeking applications to fill a non-tenure track Extension Assistant Professor position in the area of Agricultural Law. The effort split for the position will be 70% Extension and 30% Academic. The position will develop an extension program that will include publishing through a wide variety of media including peer reviewed publications, factsheets, and web-based materials in the area of Agricultural Law. Presentations to a wide variety of audiences on a broad range of timely agricultural law topics will be a vital component of the extension program. It will also include providing training for professionals including county extension faculty, attorneys, appraisers, and certified foresters. It will also include, but not limited to, county and other programs on topics that include agritourism, voluntary agricultural district programs, conservation, estate planning, transition of farm businesses, energy Issues, business organizational structures, food safety, farm land preservation, liability management, farm labor, and environmental compliance. It is expected that the program will include working with the North Carolina Bar Association and North Carolina State government agencies. The successful candidate will be expected to become a state, national, and internationally recognized expert and leader in the Agricultural Law. The teaching component of the position includes instructing two undergraduate courses per year. The classes could include agricultural law, environmental law, or other courses on an as needed basis. There is also opportunity to teach distance education overload. Performance will be assessed along several dimensions: the success of the extension program; effective teaching at the undergraduate level; and service to the department, college, university and scholarly organizations. Willingness to participate in interdisciplinary collaborations across academic units is a plus. 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: * Juris Doctorate; Law Degree.

Department Required Skills: * Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: * PhD in Agricultural Economics or related field. * Licensed attorney in North Carolina with some years of experience in a practice.

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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