The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture is currently recruiting a full-time, twelve-month, tenure-track position for an approximate start date of January 1, 2020, 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 marketing 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 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.
Qualifications include a Ph.D. in agricultural economics, economics, or a closely related field with an emphasis on agricultural marketing or a related field. 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:
Full curriculum vitae
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 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 Dr. Leigh Maynard at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be reviewed beginning August 19, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.
Outstanding written and verbal communication skills are required as are strong quantitative skills
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Ph.D. in agricultural economics, economics, or a closely related field with an emphasis on agricultural marketing or a related field.
Required Related Experience:
Ability to conduct high-level independent research, direct graduate student research, and effectively teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
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