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Position: Assistant Professor in Agricultural Production Economics and Management, SIU Carbondale. This is a joint position between Agribusiness Economics (75% FTE) and any other Department (25% FTE) within the College of Agricultural Sciences. The College also has vibrant Departments in Plant and Soil Science and Agricultural Systems, Animal Science Food and Nutrition, and Forestry. The minor department will complement the selected candidate's area of interest.
Description: This is a nine-month, continuing, tenure-track position. The position is contingent on available funding.
Start Date: August 16, 2016
Responsibilities: The successful candidate will develop an effective teaching and research program targeting the production economics of local food and beverages, agricultural commodities, and forestry and wildlife products in Southern Illinois including but not limited to those produced on the University Farms. Southern Illinois has a strong local foods initiative and University Farms has tremendous opportunities for the successful candidate to work with state of the art facilities including: a compost facility, specialty crops, animals, cover crops, precision agriculture, orchards, wildlife, and other areas. The Farms have active agronomy, livestock, horticulture, soybean and forestry centers that are well suited for hands-on activities for both undergraduate and graduate students. The successful applicant will also mentor graduate and undergraduate students, participate in and develop outreach programs, engage in curricular development, and perform departmental and university service. The research, teaching and outreach assignments will align with the candidate's interests.
Qualifications: Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics or closely related discipline with an emphasis on the production economics of local food and beverages, agricultural commodities, farm and natural resource management, and/or forestry and wildlife management sectors. ABD applicants will be considered if all degree requirements will be met by August 15th, 2016. If all requirements for the Ph.D. are not completed by that date, a term appointment may be offered at the rank of instructor at a reduced rate of pay. Evidence of research excellence is required. The candidate should have the potential to develop and instruct undergraduate and graduate courses and the potential to develop an externally-funded research program. Applicants must also possess the ability to communicate effectively and work cooperatively on interdisciplinary research and instructional teams.
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