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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor-Ag & Applied Economics

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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor-Ag & Applied Economics


CAES Ag & Applied Economics

About the University of Georgia:

Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 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 employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 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.

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The Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics is home to 28 faculty members with more than 350 students in programs of study at the B.S., M.A.B, M.S., and Ph.D. levels. The Department offers excellent support and opportunities for professional growth and development. The position is located on The University of Georgia campus in Athens, a vibrant city of 67,000 within a metropolitan community of 150,000. Athens is located 65 miles northeast of Atlanta. Please check for additional information about The University of Georgia and
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Special Instructions to Applicants:

APPLICATION MATERIALS: (1) a letter of application including a description of academic qualifications and experience; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) evidence of teaching and service experience (if any); (4) graduate school transcripts; and (5) names and contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin on November 30, 2022 and will continue until suitable candidates are identified.

For questions, please contact
• Dr. Jeff Dorfman, Search Committee Co-Chair (Commercial Agriculture) email: [email protected]
• Dr. Susana Ferreira, Search Committee Co-Chair (Sustainable Agriculture) email: [email protected]

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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Open Rank

Faculty Rank:

Open Rank (Tenure Track)

Contract Type:

Academic (9 mo.)

Tenure Status:

Tenure Track or Tenured

Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics, Economics, Applied Economics, Environmental Economics, or closely related field is required.

Position Summary:

The Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Georgia seeks to recruit two (2) new faculty members, one at the senior level and one at the junior level. One appointment will be made in the area of Sustainable Agriculture and the other in the area of Commercial Agriculture, both broadly defined. Sustainable agriculture could include research, for example, on agri-environmental interactions, climate-smart agriculture, animal welfare, or the well-being of rural communities. Commercial agriculture would include fields such as production economics, agricultural marketing, risk management, and international trade.

These are 60% research and 40% teaching appointments. Major responsibilities will include: (1) maintaining a nationally recognized, policy maker and industry-relevant research program with an effective outreach component, (2) publishing novel research in major agricultural/applied economics and economics journals, (3) teaching graduate and undergraduate level courses, (4) advising graduate and undergraduate students, and (5) and securing sufficient grants and contracts to at least partially fund their graduate students and research program expenses. The teaching appointment is expected to translate to teaching two regular courses per academic year and one every other year.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications.

Additional Requirements:

The hiring rank will be determined based on the successful candidate’s prior experience and qualifications. To be considered at the Associate Professor level, candidates must provide clear and convincing evidence of emerging stature as a national or international authority, consistent with UGA expectations for Associate Professors in Agricultural & Applied Economics. To be considered at the Professor level, candidates must provide clear and convincing evidence of high levels of attainment in the criteria appropriate to their work assignments and the missions of their units, consistent with UGA expectations for Professors in Agricultural & Applied Economics.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

For the senior position, preferred qualifications include: (1) a well-established national and international stature in the fields of sustainable agriculture or commercial agriculture; (2) an outstanding record of research and outreach in the area of specialization as evidenced by numerous publications in the premier agricultural and applied economics journals and presentations to relevant audiences; (3) an excellent graduate and undergraduate student teaching and mentoring record; and (4) a demonstrated ability to secure significant external grants funding.

For the junior position, preferred qualifications include: (1) the potential to build an outstanding record of research and outreach in the area of specialization as evidenced by numerous publications in the premier agricultural and applied economics journals and presentations to relevant audiences, leading to a national and international reputation in the fields of sustainable agriculture or commercial agriculture; (2) readiness to build an excellent graduate and undergraduate student teaching and mentoring record; and (3) a willingness to secure significant external grants funding.

Strong knowledge of economic theory and quantitative methods, a good understanding of the current challenges facing Georgia’s, national and global agriculture, a willingness to work in a team environment, and excellent oral and written communication skills.

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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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