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Assistant Professor in Agricultural Production and/or Agricultural Resource Economics
University of Kentucky

Date Posted Oct. 18, 2018
Title Assistant Professor in Agricultural Production and/or Agricultural Resource Economics
University University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY, United States
Department 81040:AGR ECONOMICS
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Economics
    Agricultural - General

The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture is currently recruiting a full-time, twelve-month, tenure-track position in agricultural production and/or agricultural resource economics. This position will have an approximate start date of August 1, 2019, with a distribution of effort of approximately 65% research, 30% teaching, and 5% service. The candidate should have an interest in conducting policy-relevant research related to agricultural production economics, agricultural resource economics, or related fields.

The successful candidate is expected to: 1) develop a nationally recognized research program evidenced by publications in leading peer-reviewed scholarly journals; 2) successfully attract external funding to support research efforts, including funding of graduate students; 3) demonstrate a commitment to working with teams of researchers on interdisciplinary research problems; 4) direct MS and PhD student research; 5) contribute to the multi-functional, land-grant mission of the Department through outreach and engagement efforts with community stakeholders; and 6) exhibit excellence in classroom instruction at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

Qualification include a Ph.D. in agricultural economics, economics, or a closely related field with an emphasis on agricultural production and/or agricultural resource economics. Other qualifications include the ability to conduct high-level independent research, direct graduate student research, and effectively teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Outstanding written and verbal communication skills are required as are strong quantitative skills.

Applicants should submit the following:

  • a cover letter;
  • full curriculum vitae;
  • a job market paper (please upload under Specific Request 1)
  • copies of graduate school transcripts (please upload under Academic Transcript)
  • the names and contact information for three references. Please include this information when prompted in the application. This information may be utilized to solicit references letters within the employment system.

Candidate questions may be directed to Search Committee Chair Tyler Mark at Applications will be reviewed beginning December 7, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

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