JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)
February 1, 2019 - July 31, 2019
University of Arkansas
Position Title/Short Description
Section: US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: Q -- Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics
Full Text of JOE Listing:
Professor and Head, Department of Agricultural Economics & Agribusiness University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR.
Description: The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences at the University of Arkansas seek an energetic individual to provide creative and exemplary leadership to the research, teaching and extension programs in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness. The successful candidate will proactively lead continuing efforts to build strong, multidisciplinary research and extension programs in applied and basic research in agricultural economics and related disciplines, and provide leadership in teaching programs. The Head promotes departmental interests at the state, regional, national, and international levels, and maintains relationships with the other disciplines in the University System, agricultural organizations, state and federal agencies, and with leaders of the agricultural industry. The department head is responsible for the academic programs of the department within the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food & Life Sciences (DBCAFLS). The Head is accountable to the Division of Agriculture’s Associate Vice Presidents for Research and Extension and the Dean of the DBCAFLS.
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. This is a full-time twelve-month, tenured appointment.
Responsibilities: Provide exemplary leadership in planning, integrating, and implementing research, extension, and teaching programs. Duties also include administrative and fiscal leadership for the Department personnel, programs and physical resources; leadership in goals, program planning, faculty development, and pursuit of extramural funding; coordination with other university programs, professional and governmental agencies, and industry groups; and development of an understanding of agriculture in Arkansas and the evolving research priorities in Agricultural Economics. The Department Head provides administrative leadership to the teaching programs including instruction, student recruitment, retention and liaison with students and alumni. The Head also serves as part of the broader administrative team of the Division of Agriculture and the DBCAFLS.
Qualifications: Candidates must have an earned Ph.D. or equivalent in agricultural economics or a closely related discipline and an outstanding record of professional accomplishments. The candidate's record must demonstrate the leadership skills or potential necessary to administer a program that includes resident instruction, research, extension, and service, and the ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with diverse clientele and stakeholders. Required experiences and attributes include demonstrated effective and dynamic leadership, administrative capabilities, effective communication skills, ability to attract extramural funding, interest in providing multi-disciplinary leadership and coordination of diverse research interests, interest in and ability to recruit undergraduate and graduate students, and a commitment to fostering research and academic excellence. Prior experience in the Land Grant University System is desirable, as is experience in a unit with multiple missions such as teaching, research and extension. Demonstrated experience developing exemplary scholarship that serves the land-grant mission is valued.
Department: The Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness is one of nine academic departments in DBCAFLS, along with the School of Human Environmental Sciences.
Resident Instruction is provided by seventeen faculty at the Fayetteville campus with approximately 300 undergraduate majors and twenty graduate students. The Department offers the Master of Science with thesis and non-thesis options and departmental faculty supervise doctoral students in Public Policy, Environmental Dynamics, and Economics. Research is coordinated under the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station. Eleven Fayetteville faculty are supported by the Station as well as one faculty member located at Stuttgart Arkansas. Extension efforts are coordinated under the Division of Agriculture’s Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service that is headquartered in Little Rock, the state capital. Three faculty have 100% Extension appointments and five additional faculty have Extension responsibilities located at research stations and campuses around the state. Service responsibilities include serving on College, Campus and Division committees as well as representing the University and Division to the public through appropriate media, and participation in state, national and international activities.
More information regarding the Department of Agricultural Economics & Agribusiness, the University of Arkansas, and the surrounding community can be obtained by visiting the website:
Application: Applicants should send a letter stating interest and qualifications including professional vitae and names of five individuals who may be contacted for letters of reference. In addition, the applicant is asked to include no more than a two-page statement on: (1) his/her professional goals, (2) the challenges facing the discipline and industry and (3) an approach to addressing these challenges including his/her philosophy of administrative leadership. Applications should be submitted electronically at .
Deadline: Screening of applicants will begin March 25, 2019 and will continue until a qualified candidate is identified.
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs and services without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
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