JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)
February 1, 2015 - July 31, 2015
University of Georgia
Position Title/Short Description
Section: US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Tifton, Georgia, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: 00 -- Default: Any Field
Full Text of JOE Listing:
Full time, tenure track, 12-month appointment, extension (85%)/teaching (15%) or a negotiated extension/research /teaching split with not less than 67% being extension. This position is located on the UGA Tifton Campus in Tifton, GA.
General Duties and Responsibilities: The successful candidate is expected to work closely with other extension and research faculty from the department and other units within the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences to deliver a nationally recognized extension program in meat animal and forage industries with primary emphasis on beef cattle and forages. This Extension program should address current and emerging state and national issues related primarily to production economics, marketing, trade and policy. The faculty member will provide valuable subject matter support to county Extension agents, producers, allied industry professionals, and others involved in the production and support of beef cattle and forage. Examples of specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to: providing timely market information to county agents and producers, conducting county agent in-service trainings, developing and updating enterprise budgets, and conducting economic analyses of different management and marketing alternatives. Participating in county programs and working closely with county agents is also expected. Communication of applied research results relevant to Georgia's livestock industry through appropriate refereed applied economics, animal science and interdisciplinary journals and peer-reviewed extension bulletins is expected, as well as providing expertise to policy makers, industry and other constituents. Teaching responsibilities include one undergraduate class per year in farm/ranch management, agribusiness management, or marketing, along with some academic advising. There is also an expectation of securing external funding to support programs and applied research. Working with graduate students (primarily, but not limited to, MS and MAB students) in the department is expected.
Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics or a closely-related field is required with strong knowledge of economic theory and quantitative methods, willingness to work in a team environment and excellent oral and written communication skills in the English language. A working knowledge of US and southeastern agriculture is highly-desirable but not required.
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, disability, or protected veteran status.
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