Assistant Professor Agriculture Business

Posting Number 20170045FAC

Job Title Assistant Professor Agriculture Business

Type of Employment Regular Full-Time    

Work Location Murray

Employment Term Academic Year

Position Type Faculty (Tenure-Track)

Department Agricultural Science

Summary of Job Duties and Responsibilities

This position is a full-time, 9-month predominantly teaching appointment in the Agribusiness Economics curriculum.

Responsibilities included: (1) providing high-quality undergraduate and/or graduate teaching in courses related to production economics, agriculture sales, and/or resource economics; (2) significantly contributing to the growth of undergraduate student majors through advising and mentorship; (3) development of a peer-reviewed Agribusiness research program; and (4) development of relationships with constituents in production agriculture.

Minimum Education Requirements

Ph.D. in Applied/Agricultural Economics/Agribusiness, with a strong emphasis in either production economics, upstream agribusiness marketing, and/or natural resource economics. ABD with a documented plan of completion by start date will be considered.

Minimum Experience and Skill Requirements

Outstanding oral and written communication skills are required. A willingness and ability to make significant contributions to interdisciplinary research and teaching is required.

Preferred Education and/or Experience Qualifications

Preferred experience includes involvement in agricultural industry either through private work, production experience, agribusiness consulting or through extension education. Further preference will be given to candidates who have had these experiences in the field of crop sciences and/or agronomy. Previous experience teaching at the university level is preferred. Online course development and teaching is also preferred.

Open Until Filled Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants

Initial review of applications will start on February 26, 2018. Applicants will be received until the position is filled.

Along with the application, the following items must be included.
• Letter of application
• Curriculum Vitae
• Transcripts of all university work

Inquiries can be emailed to Dr. Brian Parr at bparr@murraystate.edu. More information about the Department of Agricultural Sciences and the Hutson School of Agriculture can be found online via our website at https://www.murraystate.edu/academics/CollegesDepartments/HutsonSchoolOfAgriculture/