Assistant Professor of Practice

Tucson, AZ
Apr 07, 2021
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Number:



Agric & Resource Econ-Ins

Department Website Link:

Medical Sub-Speciality:


Main Campus


Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights:

The Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (AREC) is seeking applicants for an Assistant Professor of Practice position to teach courses in environmental and resource economics, and related areas. The position also includes undergraduate coordination and student recruitment for the undergraduate program in AREC. This is a 9-month, full-time appointment with the following split: 80% instruction; 10% research; and 10% service. The position is non-tenure track with established promotion guidelines to advance in rank at the University of Arizona. Professors of Practice are recognized as members of the General Faculty and are eligible to vote on matters of faculty governance. Initial contract will be for one year but eligibility for two- or three-year contracts is possible in subsequent years conditional on excellent annual performance reviews and promotion in rank.
This career-track appointment is not eligible for tenure.
Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; sick leave and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
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Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Teach six AREC courses during the academic year (fall, spring semesters, mix of live and online) in environmental and resource economics, and related areas. Summer school teaching, paying additional stipend, is highly encouraged.
  • Provide mentoring and supervision to undergraduate and graduate students (e.g., honors student theses, independent study projects, supervision of graduate teaching assistants and preceptors, graduate student advising).
  • Work with faculty and advisors in developing curriculum, delivering classroom instruction, fomenting career-readiness preparation, and monitoring outcome assessments.
  • Engage in professional development in instruction both on campus as well as nationally.
  • Demonstrate a strong interest in collaboration and engagement with diverse communities.
  • Demonstrated ability to inspire and motivate students.
  • Strong communication and mentoring skills.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. degree in agricultural economics, environmental and resource economics, or related discipline.
  • Relevant teaching and student mentoring experience in classroom settings.
  • Experience in college-level teaching

Preferred Qualifications:

•Demonstrated experience in and/or knowledge of environmental and resource economics and related disciplinary areas.
•Experience in designing college-level coursework.
•Experience in agricultural economics, environment and resource economics or related disciplines.

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Tenure Information:

Career-Track (CT)



Full Time/Part Time:

Full Time

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Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay:


Compensation Type:

salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)

Type of criminal background check required::

Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies:


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Contact Information for Candidates:

Gary Thompson
[email protected]

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Documents Needed to Apply:

Curriculum Vitae (CV), Cover Letter, and Three Additional Documents

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Please submit the following items:
(1) your Curriculum Vitae
(2) a Cover Letter expressing why you are interested in this position
(3) In the Additional Document slot: a statement of your teaching philosophy
(4) In the Additional Document slot: a job market paper
(5) In the Additional Document slot: provide contact information for three references.
The application review process will begin April 15, 2021 and continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

Diversity Statement:

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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