Assistant or Associate Extension Professor 71098

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Job ID 25259
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Location Columbia

Job Description

The Division of Applied Social Sciences seeks applications and nominations for a non-tenure track assistant or associate extension professor to support its extension and teaching programs related to supply chain management, commodity marketing, strategic planning logistics, and food systems policy. The successful candidate will also engage in an executive training program targeting value chain participants.

Primary responsibilities of the position(s) include: (1) developing extension programs and curriculum to support Missouri farmers' agricultural marketing efforts; (2) implementing educational opportunities for regional MU extension specialists related to the marketing of agricultural products; (3) teaching courses related to supply chain management at the undergraduate or graduate levels; and (4) participating in public, professional, and internal service activities. The distribution effort of this position is expected to be 80% extension and 20% teaching. This is a nine-month appointment.


The position requires a PhD or equivalent in agricultural economics, economics, or other relevant social science discipline. Industry experience is preferred. Successful candidates may become affiliated with Division centers and institutes such as the Contracting and Organizations Research Institute, the McQuinn Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, the Graduate Institute of Cooperative Leadership, the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute and the Economics and Management of Agrobiotechnology Center.

Other Information

The Division of Applied Social Sciences is part of the College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources. The University of Missouri-Columbia is one of only thirty-one public universities that has membership in the Association of American Universities and is designated a "Doctoral R1" institution by the Carnegie Foundation.

MU's College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources strongly endorses the principles embodied in MU's values statement - respect, responsibility, discovery, excellence ( In that context we seek to recruit and retain outstanding scholars who are:

  • Committed to blending service with scholarship
  • Collegial scholars who will collaborate with others from diverse disciplines and backgrounds
  • Flexible and adaptable in an era of rapid change

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

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, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


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Application Materials

Review of applications will begin February 1, 2018 and continue until a suitable candidate is recruited.

Please complete the brief online applications and be prepared to upload: a letter of interest addressing the qualifications, academic transcripts, a comprehensive curriculum vitae and the names and contact information (addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses) of 3 references. References will be contacted when appropriate.

Please direct questions to: Dr. Scott Brown, Search Committee Chair by phone at 573-882-3861 or email at [email protected].

Official transcripts will be required for any candidate who is offered the position. Questions regarding the position can be addressed to the Search Committee Chair. Screening of applications will begin February 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.





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Posted: 3/12/2018
Application Due: 4/29/2018
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