Professor and Head of the Department - Agriculture & Applied Economics

The University of Georgia
Athens Area
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Oct 22, 2021

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Professor and Head of the Department - Agriculture & Applied Economics


CAES Ag & Applied Economics

About the University of Georgia:

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 15 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department:

The Department offers undergraduate majors in Agribusiness, Environmental Economics and Management, Agricultural and Applied Economics, and Hospitality and Food Industry Management. Outstanding graduate programs leading to a Masters of Agribusiness (MAB), M.S. or Ph.D. degree are supported by a large graduate faculty with diverse research programs and broad disciplinary expertise. Graduate studies and research programs are characterized by strong interdepartmental and interdisciplinary ties. The Department hosts a large Extension program focused on applied research and outreach activities to address the needs of farmers, Agribusiness, the public in Georgia, and worldwide. This position is highly engaged with the various commodity groups and other stakeholders of departmental programs.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applications received by September 15, 2021 will be assured full consideration; however, screening will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit : Applicants should submit: (1) a formal letter stating the applicant’s qualifications for the position; (2) a statement of leadership philosophy that includes an example of leadership experience, a vision for the department, and a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion statement; (3) a current resume that includes a list of publications; and (4) a list of four references with contact information including email addresses. References will not be contacted without further communication with the applicant. Questions and/or other inquiries should be directed to the Search Committee Chair Dr. Mark McCann, Assistant Dean for Extension, email: [email protected], University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602. Phone: 706-542-3824.

Location of Vacancy:

Athens Area

EEO Statement:

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

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Department Chair/Head AC

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Fiscal (12 mo.)

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Minimum Qualifications:

A Ph.D. in Agricultural, Resource/Environmental, or any other related field of Economics

Position Summary:

The successful candidate will be expected to lead and administer high-quality teaching, research, and extension programs, and play a proactive role in increasing extramural support for these programs. Specific responsibilities include faculty recruitment, management and leadership, student recruitment, faculty performance evaluations, coordinating promotion and tenure procedures, program planning and implementation, and managing the budget and physical facilities including computer laboratories and other instructional assets. The Department Head is also expected to work effectively with, and represent the faculty to university and agency administrators, state and federal officials, and industry clientele.

Additional Requirements:

This is a 12-month, tenured position and the successful candidate must qualify for the rank of Professor consistent with the Agricultural and Applied Economics Promotion and Tenure Unit criteria found here:

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification:

Administrative and leadership proficiency in academic settings; undergraduate and/or graduate program management; proven history with teaching and student mentoring; Extension, public service, and/or industry outreach background.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

Demonstrated success in procuring extramural funding; outstanding research record, strong leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills; in-depth exposure, understanding and commitment to excellence in all aspects of the Land Grant mission; and a strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

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Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.


The University of Georgia, a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education. It is the birthplace of the American system of public higher education.

university_of_georgia2.jpgToday, UGA enrolls more than 36,000 students. The main campus has 460 buildings on 765 acres of land. The total acreage of UGA in 30 Georgia counties is 41,539. UGA has 17 colleges and schools, which include Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Ecology, Education, Engineering, Environment and Design, Family and Consumer Sciences, Forestry and Natural Resources, Graduate School, Journalism and Mass Communication, Law, Pharmacy, Public Health, Public and International Affairs, Social Work and Veterinary Medicine. It offers 25 baccalaureate degrees in more than 140 fields; 34 master’s degrees in 130 fields; 18 educational specialist degrees; four doctoral degrees in 98 areas; professional degrees in law, pharmacy and veterinary medicine; and more than 170 study-abroad and exchange programs. UGA Libraries rank among the top third of the nation’s best research libraries and contain a total of 4.7 million volumes and one of nation’s largest map collections. The university has had 21 recipients of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. In 2008, UGA was the only public university in America to have two recipients of the Rhodes Scholarship. UGA is home of the Peabody Awards, presented annually for distinguished achievement and meritorious public service by television and radio stations, networks, producing organizations, individuals and the World Wide Web. It also is home of Georgia’s State Botanical Garden, state Museum of Art and State Museum of Natural History. Additionally, UGA has one of the largest and most comprehensive public service and outreach programs conducted by an American educational institution.


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