Assistant Professor in Agricultural Economics

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Job TitleAssistant Professor in Agricultural EconomicsRequisition NumberFE02136Working TitleDepartment Name81040:AGR ECONOMICSWork LocationLexington, KYType of PositionFacultyPosition Time Status Full-TimeTenure Track StatusNon-Tenure TrackRequired Education

PhD in Agricultural Economics, Economics or related degree.

Required Related Experience

Minimum two years full time employment in related field

Required License/Registration/Certification


Job Summary

The Department of Agricultural Economics, in conjunction with the Community and Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky (CEDIK) seeks a highly qualified individual to join our team as an Assistant Research Professor. CEDIK is a unit in the College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment with faculty in two departments, Agricultural Economics and Community and Leadership Development. CEDIK works closely with Cooperative Extension and with community organizations on projects that foster community and economics development throughout the state. CEDIK’s scope of work covers the land grant mission of the University: research, extension, and instruction.

The Assistant Research Professor in Agricultural Economics will work closely with CEDIK’s Research Director on conducting regional economic research (40%), rural health research (20%), grant proposal development (10%), manuscript development (10%), independent research interests (15%) that center on issues of social and economic importance to Kentucky, and service (5%).

To apply, please include a CV and cover letter along with application.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Experience with descriptive statistics, regression analysis, spatial analysis, survey design, and database management.

Experience writing and managing competitive grant proposals.

Proficient in SAS or other social science statistical software (STATA, SPSS).

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? NoPreferred Education/Experience

Experience with authorship in manuscripts for peer reviewed publication highly desired.

Deadline to Apply10/24/2019Open Until FilledNoUniversity Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

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Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
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    Posted: 10/18/2019
    Application Due: 10/26/2019
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