Open Rank Professor in Agribusiness or Agricultural Economics (R-01999)

Job description

Responsibilities: The Department of Agriculture at Fort Hays State University is accepting applications for a full-time, tenure-track, nine-month, open-rank professor of agribusiness and/or agricultural economics starting in August 2020. Teaching duties include a typical load of 12 credit hours (3-4 courses) per semester. Online and summer teaching offer opportunities for supplemental salary. Other duties include research, service, and advising of students.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Agricultural Business, Agricultural Economics, or a closely related field (ABD will be considered). Applicants must demonstrate effective teaching, communication, and interaction with students and colleagues. Preference will be given to applicants who can teach Agricultural Commodity Marketing and Agricultural Finance, can develop and/or teach online courses, and have a good understanding of agricultural production practices in the High Plains/Midwest Farm Regions. Other Agricultural experience or expertise will be valued, including but not limited to agricultural price analysis and risk and agricultural marketing, management, and policy.

Benefits: Competitive benefit package

Application Process: To apply for this position, please visit Only electronic applications submitted through the webpage will be accepted. Submit one PDF with all of the required application documents.

Application Documents: A complete application includes a C.V., contact information for at least three references, and a cover letter specifying how your credentials match the job description and how you plan to be successful at FHSU. Review of applications will begin within 30 days of posting.

If you have questions regarding this position, please contact:
Mr. Jeremy Ryan
Chair of the Ag Business Search Committee
[email protected]

Phone #: 785-628-4733

About Fort Hays State University:
Founded in 1902, FHSU is a leading, forward-thinking university of the Midwest, with student enrollment of more than 15,500 (including 4,500+ on the Hays campus, a unique China partnership program with enrollment of 4,000 students, and Virtual College enrollment at over 7,000).  Over 400 faculty and more than 500 professional and staff support and guide degree and certificate programs for the associate’s, bachelor's, and master's programs, and for the Doctorate of Nursing Practice, representing 31 departments within these academic divisions:

  • College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • W.R. and Yvonne Robbins College of Business and Entrepreneurship
  • College of Education
  • College of Health and Behavioral Sciences
  • Peter Werth College of Science, Technology, and Mathematics
  • Graduate School

Fort Hays State University provides exceptional opportunities for students from Kansas, the region, and the world, and the University attracts goal-oriented students who want premier learning experiences both inside and outside the classroom combined with one-to-one attention and support. FHSU students graduate with the knowledge, professional skills, and confidence to have a competitive edge in their chosen careers. Upon graduation, 95% of FHSU students find a job or placement in graduate school.

About Hays, Kansas:
Candidates will discover a locale where professional satisfaction and career achievement are paired with an optimal quality of life. Fort Hays State University is located in Hays, Kansas, a vibrant, growing community of over 20,000 that takes great pride in the University's presence. Hays is a celebration of historic and contemporary contrasts, evidenced in its frontier roots highlighted throughout the city and local museums and in its redeveloped downtown area where residents enjoy one-of-a-kind restaurants, unique shopping, and a vibrant arts scene. This community’s commitment to the future inspires Hays businesses to reinvest locally.

A welcoming and family-centered community, Hays offers premier healthcare services, a growing high-tech and retail business community, and excellent Pre-K and K–12 schools in both the private and public sectors. The City of Hays has long been known as a safe community, and the FHSU campus is recognized by the National Council for Home Safety and Security in 2018 as one of the Top 100 Safest College Campuses in America. For entertainment, recreation, education, employment, or simply for a comfortable place to live, residents of all ages will find in Hays the elements that contribute to a safe, enjoyable, and fulfilling lifestyle.

Notice of Non-discrimination – Fort Hays State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, national origin, color, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or veteran status.

Background Check: Final candidate will have consented to and successfully completed a criminal background check.

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Posted: 9/19/2019
Application Due: 11/18/2019
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