Job ID 24889
Location Columbia

Job Description

The Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics in the Division of Applied Social Sciences (DASS) seeks applications and nominations for a 9 month, tenure-track assistant professor position to support its undergraduate, graduate and research program in agribusiness management, organizational economics and entrepreneurship. The University of Missouri Agribusiness program is an interdisciplinary program with strong links to the Trulaske College of Business, School of Law, Department of Rural Sociology, Department of Philosophy, and Department of Economics. The graduate program includes MS and PhD degrees in Agricultural & Applied Economics with interest areas in Organizational Economics, Agricultural Economics & Policy, and Environmental & Development Economics. Successful candidates must demonstrate research and teaching interests that will complement the Division's strengths and capacity for scholarly publications and teaching excellence.

The primary responsibilities of this position includes developing and teaching at least three courses at undergraduate and/or graduate levels. Advising and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students through their academic program. This position requires the research appointment to submit a proposal for a Hatch Station Project before the beginning of the second semester of your employment. The research produced should lead to attracting external funding to support your research program and publishing in honorable journals relevant to the field of Agricultural and Applied Economics. As a faculty member you will be expected to collaborate with interdisciplinary colleagues from diverse backgrounds. The candidate may be requested to serve on a Division, College or University committee.

Start date:

September 1, 2018


Candidates must have a PhD in agricultural economics, economics, or other closely related field with a specialization in one or more areas in management, economic sociology and finance. Must be able to provide evidence of teaching excellence and commitment to teaching, ability to develop strong research and secure external funding in support of research and teaching programs.

Other Information

The University of Missouri's College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources strongly endorses the principles embodied in the University of Missouri values statement- respect, responsibility, discovery, and excellence ( .). In that context we seek to recruit and retain outstanding scholars who are committed to 1) blending service with scholarship , 2) leaders , 3) good colleagues who will collaborate with others from diverse disciplines and backgrounds , and 4) flexible and adaptable in an era of rapid change.

The Division of Applied Social Sciences (DASS) is part of the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR), and is a multi-disciplinary division which includes Departments of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Agricultural Education and Leadership, Science and Agricultural Journalism, and Rural Sociology, as well as nationally recognized applied research centers including the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI), McQuinn Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership and Graduate Institute of Cooperative Leadership (GICL), Food Equation Institute (FEI) and Contracting and Organizations Research Institute (CORI). The division's purpose is to develop and empower decision makers who can manage the global food and natural resource systems and lead rural communities. The mission is to be the leading institution in outreach-driven education and research that integrates science-based information into public and private decision-making.

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Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

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Application Materials

Complete the brief onlinean application. All applications must upload a letter of interest in the position, complete Curriculum Vitae, research statement, contact information for four professional references, and other supporting materials. The finalist for the position will be required to provide official transcripts for graduate courses.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to:

Dr. Randall Westgren

Chair, Search Committee

141 Mumford Hall

University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211; 573-882-5049

Screening of applications will begin March 1, 2018 and continue until position is filled. Official transcripts will be required for any candidate offered the position.


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