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Job ID: 150250

Assistant/Associate Professor Agribusiness and Economics (Tenure-Track)
University of the Virgin Islands

Date Posted Nov. 24, 2020
Title Assistant/Associate Professor Agribusiness and Economics (Tenure-Track)
University University of the Virgin Islands
Kingshill, VI, United States
Department School of Agriculture
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Economics


Job Description

The University of the Virgin Islands Agriculture Programs is seeking candidates for appointment to the teaching faculty at an Assistant or Associate Professor level with the opportunity for research and extension responsibilities in the third year of appointment. This is a 10 month tenure-track appointment that will focus on teaching agricultural business/economics/marketing/finance and cooperatives, etc. The research and extension responsibilities will create the opportunity to work with various internal and external stakeholder groups of the Agriculture Programs. The University of the Virgin Islands is a land-grant institution with well-established Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) and Cooperative Extension Service (CES). The Agriculture academic program is new and emerging, and thus we are seeking engaged, innovative, and student-centered faculty to assist in building this program.

Required Qualifications

1. A Ph.D. in agribusiness/economics from an accredited college or university.
2. One (1) to two (2) years of teaching experience for Assistant Professor and two (2) to six (6) years for Associate Professor.
3. Experience in advisement and mentoring of students.
4. Experience working with diverse students especially minorities and first-generation college students.
5. Ability to work both independently as well as a member of a team.
6. Ability to build partnership and collaboration for teaching, research, and extension work.
7. Potential to generate external funding.
8. Engagement with professional organizations.
9. Excellent in oral and written communication skills with diverse faculty, staff, and students.
10. Knowledge of tropical/Caribbean agriculture.

Advertised Job Duties

1. Develop and teach undergraduate, associate, and certificate courses.
2. Deliver instruction in face-to-face, blended, and online formats.
3. Advise and mentor agricultural science students.
4. Engage in the agricultural science programs promotions and student recruitment activities.
5. Serve on Agriculture Programs and University Committees.
6. Write, submit, and manage secured grants.
7. Engage in scholarship and publications.
8. Interact and engage with internal and external stakeholders of the institution and Agriculture Programs.
9. Work on other assigned duties.

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Email is the preferred method of communicating with applicants at the University of Virgin Islands. You will be required to supply your email address during the application process.


In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, anyone who needs an ADA accommodation for the purposes of employment should contact the Human Resources Office at (340)693-1410.

For information about relocating to the US Virgin Islands, please visit the Virgin Islands Moving Center at:

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $53,575.00 – $92,131.00 per year

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Contact Information

  • Nicole Foster
    School of Agriculture
    University of the Virgin Islands
    RR #1 Box 10,000
    Kingshill, VI 00850-9781
  • 3406924257


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