Associate/Full Professor - CAED Program Coordinator

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Associate/Full Professor - CAED Program Coordinator


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, and 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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Benefits Eligible

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Application Materials requested: (1) a letter of application including a description of academic qualifications and experience; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) supplementary evidence of extension, teaching, and research experience (Other Document #1); and (4) names and contact information of three professional references. Questions may be directed to the Search Committee Co-Chairs: Amanda Smith ([email protected]) and/or Cesar L. Escalant ([email protected].)

The review of applications will begin on July 31, 2022, and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

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:

PLEASE NOTE: On December 7, 2021, the federal District Court for the Southern District of Georgia issued a preliminary injunction against enforcing the vaccine requirement for
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Open Rank

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Open Rank (Tenure Track)

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Academic (9 mo.)

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Tenure Track or Tenured

Minimum Qualifications:

A Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics, Applied Economics, Economics, or a closely-related field is required.

Position Summary:

The Extension appointment will include performing functions as Extension Programs Coordinator for the Department and as Coordinator of the Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development (CAED), which is also part of AAE/Extension. Extension responsibilities also involve working closely with other extension and research faculty from AAE and related departments to sustain a nationally-recognized extension and applied research program that is highly relevant to some of the main crop and/or livestock commodities of the state of Georgia. While there will be an assignment of leadership for one or two commodities, it is also expected that the program will be flexible enough to collaboratively support other key commodities in the faculty member’s area(s) of expertise. Examples of specific Extension program responsibilities include, but are not limited to: providing timely information to county agents and producers, conducting county agent in-service trainings, developing and updating annual enterprise budgets, and conducting economic analyses of different issues and technologies. Participating in county meetings and working closely with County Extension Agents is also required. An applied research expectation comes along with the Extension appointment whereby the faculty member is expected to conduct and publish applied research results through refereed journal articles in applied economics and industry-related journals, peer-reviewed Extension bulletins, popular media articles and interviews, and other forms of communication to share expertise with policy makers, industry, and other constituents. The faculty member will also be expected to teach one class per academic year at the undergraduate/graduate level with the faculty member’s area(s) of expertise in conjunction with departmental needs and advise undergraduate and graduate students. A strong commitment to the department’s instructional programs and to excellence in teaching is expected of all faculty members. There is also an expectation of securing external funding to support graduate student research and the implementation of outreach programs. This is a full time, tenure track with 80% Extension and 20% teaching appointment split under a 9-month contract plus 2 months of summer salary. The hiring rank and tenure status will be determined based on the successful candidate’s experience and track record.

Additional Requirements:

To be considered for the rank of Associate Professor, candidates must have at least 5 full years in rank at the Assistant Professor level before the start date. To be considered for the rank of Professor, candidates must have at least 5 full years in rank at the Associate Professor level before the start date. See Appointment, Promotion, & Tenure of Academic Rank Faculty. Discipline-specific criteria and procedures for promotion and tenure can be found at:

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

Working knowledge of US and southeastern production agriculture is highly desirable but not required.
Given this position will serve as the Coordinator of the CAED, applicants with history with client-relationship and project management, and background leading teams of researchers to meet client needs is highly desired, but not required.
Strong quantitative methods and economic/policy analysis skills, willingness to work in a team environment, and excellent oral and written communication in the English language.

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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 and most comprehensive institution of higher education. Founded in 1785, it is the birthplace of public higher education in America.

Today, UGA enrolls more than 40,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. The main campus has 460 buildings on 767 acres of land. The total acreage of UGA in 30 Georgia counties is 41,539. UGA has 18 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, Veterinary Medicine, and the Honors College. It offers 24 baccalaureate degrees in more than 140 fields; 33 master’s degrees in 144 fields; 8 educational specialist degrees; four doctoral degrees in 99 areas; professional degrees in law, pharmacy and veterinary medicine; and more than 170 study-abroad and exchange programs. UGA Libraries rank among the nation’s best research libraries and contain a total of 5.3 million volumes and one of nation’s largest map collections. The university has had 25 recipients of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, making it one of the nation’s top Rhodes producers among public universities. UGA is home of the Peabody Awards, presented annually for distinguished achievement and meritorious public service for television, podcast/radio, and digital media. 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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