College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences Department of Agricultural Economics
Assistant Professor – Agricultural Business
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The University of Wisconsin–River Falls invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Agricultural Business in the Department of Agricultural Economics in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences (CAFES). The successful candidate will have expertise in one or more of the following areas: agricultural marketing and sales, risk management, accounting, and/or international marketing. This is a full-time 9-month tenure-track undergraduate teaching position at the rank of assistant professor. The standard teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester. Other teaching opportunities may include courses in the core agricultural economics curriculum depending on departmental needs, the individual’s interest, educational background and skill level. Opportunities exist for optional summer employment through teaching, research grants, internship supervision, and other funding sources. UW-River Falls strives to be a leader in collaborative and undergraduate research; we therefore seek faculty members who have an interest in or experience with faculty-student collaborative research, scholarship, and creative activity. Faculty members are expected to accomplish a record of scholarly achievement, including (but not limited to) mentoring of undergraduate research projects. More information about the college and department can be found at: http://www.uwrf.edu/CAFES/ Appointment date is August 27, 2018
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
Teach undergraduate courses in agricultural marketing and sales, risk management, accounting, and/or international marketing or other courses, based on the successful candidate’s educational background and interests and departmental needs.
The standard teaching load will be 24 credits per year.
New curricular initiatives may include development of undergraduate, graduate, and/or on-line courses.
Serve as academic advisor for students in the Agricultural Business, Agricultural Studies, and Marketing Communications – Agricultural focus programs.
Serve as an advisor for co-curricular activities such as student clubs/organizations, internships, and student research projects.
Engage in program-related applied research and scholarly activities.
Participate in faculty governance and service activities at the departmental, college, and university-levels.
Perform community service where academic expertise can be shared.
Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics or a related area at the start of the tenure process. Applicants who have finished course work and are still working on their dissertation may be considered for a conditional appointment and must complete their Ph.D. within two years of the date of appointment.
Strong interest in and ability to teach agricultural marketing and sales, risk management, accounting, and/or international marketing or other courses to undergraduates.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Strong interest in and ability to provide academic advising to undergraduate students.
Interest in and ability to advise co-curricular activities such as student clubs/organizations, internships, and/or undergraduate research.
Documented evidence of successful teaching at the college level.
Business and/or agricultural experiences in the U.S. or comparable setting.
Letter of interest specifying qualifications and experience (Cover Letter)
A four-part statement, not to exceed 4 pages, covering
your teaching interests, experience in classroom, and any evidence of successful teaching ability at the college level
your philosophy of working as part of multidisciplinary teams
your agriculture/agribusiness experience, and
your applied research and scholarly activity agenda. (Other Document)
An unofficial transcript (official copies of transcripts will be required if hired). (Unofficial Transcripts)
Provide the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references who can specifically comment on your teaching ability, experience and professional preparation (References).
Inquiries should be addressed to: Dr. Simon Jetté-Nantel, Search Chair Department of Agricultural Economics firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline to Apply: Initial review of applications will begin upon receipt. For full consideration, applicants should submit all required materials by January 29, 2018. A criminal background check will be completed on final candidates.
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