Position Number: 00106412
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 at NC State University, in conjunction with the Center for Environmental and Resource Economic Policy, seeks applicants for an Assistant Professor of Microeconomics with a focal area in Water Resource Economics. We seek individuals who have the ability to develop an outstanding research program related to the management of water resources in the face of sustainability challenges including increasing competition for water resources, agricultural and processing industries water and wastewater management challenges, population growth and land-use change, and changing regulatory structures. All applicants should demonstrate strong interests in applied research and must possess excellent quantitative skills. Priority will be given to candidates that demonstrate a capacity for interdisciplinary collaborations. The Assistant Professor position will be expected to develop an outstanding record of scholarly research, including successful participation in interdisciplinary research and in extramurally funded research projects; develop a strong outreach and engagement program with stakeholders in N.C. on water resource management, and teach one interdisciplinary water-resource economics course per year. 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 November 15th.
Minimum Education/Experience: * Ph.D. in Economics or closely related field.
Department Required Skills: * Must possess excellent quantitative skills. * Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: N/A
Necessary Licenses and Certifications: N/A
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.
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