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Assistant Teaching Professor - Agricultural & Resource Economics

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Working Title:

Assistant Teaching Professor - Agricultural & Resource Economics

Anticipated Hiring Range:

Commensurate with Experience

Work Schedule:

40 hours/week

Job Location:

Raleigh, NC

Department :

Agricultural & Resource Economics

About the Department:

Agriculture in today’s world is a business, whether it be processing and marketing agricultural products, farming, or supplying agricultural inputs. Consumers face a variety of choices that are impacted by policies and regulations, by micro and macro conditions affecting them, and by their individual circumstances and welfare. The Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ARE) addresses important issues regarding the management of agricultural and related businesses, the functioning of agricultural markets, the protection and use of resources, the performance of government policies affecting agricultural and related industries, and the impacts of decisions made by consumers with respect to the purchase of food and fiber products.

ARE offers undergraduate major and minor programs in agricultural business management and a concentration in biological sciences business management within the agricultural business management program. At the graduate level, the department offers a Master of Science degree in agricultural economics, and PhD degree in economics. These instructional programs are enriched by faculty members with extension and research activities which contribute to the relevance and thoroughness of the teaching program.

Essential Job Duties:

The Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ARE) at North Carolina State University is seeking a dedicated educator for a full-time 100% teaching position at the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor. This nine-month, non-tenure-track position is a recurring fixed-term position with benefits, with an expectation of contract renewal conditional on demonstrated effectiveness in primary responsibilities. The position carries a teaching load of three courses each semester (six courses in an academic year) in the Baccalaureate Degree Program in Agricultural Business Management and the Minor Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program.

This position is an academic (9-month) year position. The successful candidate will actively engage students in learning, teaching a mix of primarily agribusiness marketing (4P), agribusiness management, agricultural finance, and related topics. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to undergraduate student advising, serve as a coach of student competition teams (e.g., in NAMA, AAEA, SAEA competitions), and serve as a liaison between these teams and relevant professional associations. The person filling this position will have the opportunity to work closely with other faculty in related and complementary teaching, extension, and applied research programs. Opportunities for summer employment (distance-education teaching as an example) and grant collaborations are possible.

The position of Assistant Teaching Professor is accorded professional rank with an initial appointment for one year and the opportunity of renewal for longer periods subject to performance. In addition, there is an opportunity for promotion to a higher rank with demonstrated success in teaching, research, and service. Research in this realm includes publishing in the Agribusiness area and can include research complementary with teaching responsibilities such as research focused on business and economics teaching methods.

Inclusiveness and diversity are critical to the success of the College and University as a whole. Therefore, the successful candidate will be expected to foster an environment that is respectful and welcoming of all groups.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Occasional individual and/or group travel to and from NC State University for meetings, events, etc.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Education and Experience:

  • PhD in agricultural economics, economics, business, finance, or marketing.
  • ABD candidates who are very close to completion of their dissertations will be considered at the Instructor rank.

Other Required Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching is imperative, and candidates should address their ability to actively engage students based on pedagogical best-practices.
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing, and the skill to be an effective teacher in the classroom or other public forums in order to convey understanding.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous employment in marketing and management, and familiarity with the agricultural sector.

Required License(s) or Certification(s):

  • Valid NC driver’s license or the ability to obtain within 60 days of start.

Valid NC Driver's License required:


Commercial Driver's License required:


Job Open Date:


Anticipated Close Date:

Open until filled.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

In addition to your application please submit a cover letter (outlining professional interests and teaching experiences), CV, teaching philosophy and Interests, and the contact information for three (3) professional references.

Applications may also submit optional research paper(s) (upload as other document 1).

Position Number:


Position Type:

Non-Tenure-Track Faculty

Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week):



9 Month Recurring

Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather:

Non Mandatory - Adverse Weather

Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events:

Mandatory - Medical Emergencies

Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?:


Department ID:

118001 - Ag & Resource Economics


NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected] Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.


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