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West Texas A&M University Assistant Professor of Agricultural Business & Economics in Canyon, Texas

Job Title

Assistant Professor of Agricultural Business & Economics

Agency

West Texas A&M University

Department

Agricultural Sciences

Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate

Job Location

Canyon, Texas

Job Type

Faculty

Job Description

The A&M System strives to maintain a competitive, high-quality benefit package to support the health and wellness needs of our diverse workforce. This includes comprehensive health and welfare insurance plans, additional health and lifestyle programs, and optional retirement savings opportunities. Eligible employees will have access to paid leave programs in addition to 13-15 paid holidays each year. For more information regarding the benefit package go to: West Texas A&M University: Human Resources Benefits (https://www.wtamu.edu/business-finance/human-resources/benefits.html)

West Texas A&M University, a member of the Texas A&M University System, invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Agricultural Business and Economics.

This is a nine-month, tenure track position (60% teaching, 30% research, and 10% service) that reports to the Head of the Department of Agricultural Sciences. WTAMU is a four-year academic institution of 9,500 students serving the Panhandle of Texas and surrounding states. This geographic region is noted for its agricultural production and related businesses. Degrees offered related to the discipline include a B.S. degree in Agricultural Business and Economics, a B.S. degree Agribusiness, a Master of Science degree in Agriculture with an emphasis in Agricultural Business and Economics, and a Ph.D. in Systems Agriculture. More than 200 students are enrolled in the Department’s agricultural business and economics and agribusiness programs with about 940 students enrolled in the Department of Agricultural Sciences.

Position is available August 1, 2021. Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Questions regarding the position can be sent directly to:

Dr. Bridget Guerrero, Search Committee Chair

Department of Agricultural Sciences

WTAMU Box 60998

Canyon, Texas 79016

Phone: (806) 651-2614

Email: bguerrero@wtamu.edu

Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to a strong teaching program in the agricultural economics/agribusiness area with emphasis in at least one of the following areas: production and resource management, finance, international trade, policy, or management.

  • Develop and deliver undergraduate and graduate courses.

  • Develop a research program in an area of agricultural economics/agribusiness that will lead to solutions for the agribusiness industry of the Texas High Plains with the potential to attract extramural funding.

  • Work closely with agribusiness industry leaders in assessing regional teaching, research, and service needs.

  • Develop interactive programs with scientists, engineers, and veterinarians in other agencies, universities, and the agricultural industry of the Texas High Plains.

Necessary Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in agricultural economics, economics, agribusiness, or closely related field.

  • Demonstrated commitment to quality teaching, research, and service.

  • Working knowledge of crop and livestock industries.

  • Excellent computer, written, and oral communication skills.

  • Commitment to a systems and interdisciplinary approach to research and educational programs.

  • Interpersonal skills, vision, and desire to establish working relationships with external constituents.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Academic or industry experience beyond the Ph.D. preferred.

Applicant Instructions:

Applicants must provide the following materials in order to be considered for this position:

  • A letter of application which includes a statement of professional goals for teaching and research;

  • A complete curriculum vitae;

  • Transcripts of all university-level work;

  • Teaching evaluations if available;

  • Sample research paper;

  • Three letters of reference.

Please attach all documents in the attachment box at the bottom of the “My Experience” page before continuing through the application. Please use the “Upload” button to add each document individually. All revisions must be made prior to application submission. If you need assistance with uploading documents, please contact WTAMU Human Resources at hr@wtamu.edu .

Texas law requires all males age 18 through 25 to be properly registered with the Selective Service System.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

West Texas A&M University is a four-year public university that serves a diverse population of more than 9,900 students representing 48 states, 55 countries and four U.S. territories. In 2016, The Chronicle of Education recognized WTAMU as a “Great College to Work For” in its annual survey on the academic workplace. WTAMU’s more than 800 employees enjoy a growing, dynamic university built on a foundation of respect, support, camaraderie, engagement and dedication, while students thrive in an atmosphere committed to personal attention and teaching excellence.

West Texas A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to

diversity.

If you need assistance in applying for this job, please contact (806) 651-2114.

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