The Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics in the Division of Applied Social Sciences (DASS) seeks applications and nominations for a 9 month, tenure-track assistant professor position to support its undergraduate, graduate and research program in agribusiness management, organizational economics and entrepreneurship. The University of Missouri Agribusiness program is an interdisciplinary program with strong links to the Trulaske College of Business, School of Law, Department of Rural Sociology, Department of Philosophy, and Department of Economics. The graduate program includes MS and PhD degrees in Agricultural & Applied Economics with interest areas in Organizational Economics, Agricultural Economics & Policy, and Environmental & Development Economics. Successful candidates must demonstrate research and teaching interests that will complement the Division's strengths and capacity for scholarly publications and teaching excellence.
The primary responsibilities of this position includes developing and teaching at least three courses at undergraduate and/or graduate levels. Advising and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students through their academic program. This position requires the research appointment to submit a proposal for a Hatch Station Project before the beginning of the second semester of your employment. The research produced should lead to attracting external funding to support your research program and publishing in honorable journals relevant to the field of Agricultural and Applied Economics. As a faculty member you will be expected to collaborate with interdisciplinary colleagues from diverse backgrounds. The candidate may be requested to serve on a Division, College or University committee.
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