Professor and Department Head, Department of Ag and Applied EconomicsDepartment:
CAES Ag & Applied EconomicsAbout 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 (https://www.uga.edu/). 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 and the public in Georgia and worldwide. This position is highly engaged with the various commodity groups and other stakeholders of departmental programs.College/Unit/Department website:
TRS or ORPEmployment Type:
Minorities & FemalesAnticipated Start Date:
01/01/2023Job Posting Date:
03/29/2022Open until filled:
YesSpecial Instructions to Applicants:
Applications received by May 15, 2022 will be assured full consideration; however, screening will continue until the position is filled. 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 search committee chair Dr. Mark McCann, Assistant Dean for Extension, email: [email protected], CAES, 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]).UGA Statement:
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Department Chair/Head ACFaculty Rank:
Fiscal (12 mo.)Tenure Status:
A Ph.D. in Agricultural, Resource/Environmental, or any other related field of Economics.Position Summary:
The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences seeks candidates for the position of Professor and Head of the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics (AAE). 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.Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification:
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, management 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.
Salary Commensurate with qualifications. A comprehensive benefits package is included.
Administrative and leadership history in academic settings; undergraduate and/or graduate program management, teaching and student mentoring history; Extension, public service and/or industry outreach history; and demonstrated success in procuring extramural funding.Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:
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; strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusionIs this a Position of Trust?:
NoDoes this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?:
YesDoes this position require a P-Card? :
NoIs having a P-Card an essential function of this position? :
NoIs driving a responsibility of this position?:
NoDoes this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?:
NoDoes this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):
NoCredit and P-Card policy:
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.