JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)
August 1, 2020 - January 31, 2021
Division of Agriculture of the University of Arkansas
Position Title/Short Description
Section: US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: Q1 -- Agriculture
Salary Range: Competitive
Full Text of JOE Listing:
Assistant or Associate Professor – Risk Management
60% Research / 15% Teaching / 25% Extension – 12-month appointment
Fryar Price Risk Management Center of Excellence, Agricultural Economics & Agribusiness
Close Date: 11/15/2020 or until position is filled
Anticipated Start Date: January 2021 (Spring 2021 Semester)
Summary of Job Duties: This position is a 12-month, tenure-track appointment in the Fryar Price Risk Management Center of Excellence in the Department of Agricultural Economics & Agribusiness at the University of Arkansas. This appointment will be 60% Research, 25% Extension, and 15% teaching. Relevant expertise for consideration for this position may include price risk management, supply-chain management, crop insurance, the development and use of derivatives in agricultural and related markets, behavioral economics approaches to risk assessment and management, or related topics. The successful candidate will develop a program of research in one or more of these areas, regularly publishing in relevant peer-reviewed outlets and attracting extramural funding from competitive sources. This position will be responsible for teaching risk-management-related content at the undergraduate or graduate level and directing graduate student research and will also participate in the Center’s extension activities, delivering research-based information and decision tools to relevant stakeholders directly as well as through collaboration with extension colleagues.
1) An earned Doctorate in agricultural/applied economics, economics, finance, or related field from a nationally recognized and accredited institution;
2) Evidence of excellent written and verbal communication ability, quantitative skills, and experience in collaborative scholarship;
3) Commitment to the active pursuit of a scholarship agenda consistent with the Land Grant mission and leading to refereed publications, professional presentations, timely and relevant outreach programs and materials, innovative and effective resident instruction, and extramural funding;
4) Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills and collegiality.
Preferred Qualifications: Research and teaching experience; experience in cooperative extension or other industry/stakeholder engagement.
About the Fryar Price Risk Management Center of Excellence
The Fryar Price Risk Management Center of Excellence was established in 2020 with a gift from Dr. Ed and Michelle Fryar. The Fryar Center’s mission is to deliver a stakeholder-informed, internationally-recognized research program in price risk management that improves decision making for farms and businesses, offers unparalleled educational opportunities for students, and enhances professional opportunities for faculty and staff. Dr. Fryar is a former professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness and the founder of Ozark Mountain Poultry, Inc.
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