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Assistant Professor

University of Arkansas

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024

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Type of Position:

Faculty - Tenure/Tenure Track

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Institution Name:

Division of Agriculture of the University of Arkansas

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is a state wide campus, with faculty based on University campuses, at Research and Extension Centers and in every Arkansas county. It consists of the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) and the Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service (CES), and is home to more than 1400 employees. The Division was established in 1959 and is headed by the Vice-President for Agriculture. The Division headquarters is located in Little Rock with the rest of the University of Arkansas System Administration. As an employer, the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance.

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AEAB | Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness

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Summary of Job Duties:

The Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness at the University of Arkansas is seeking candidates for a 12-month, tenure-track faculty position. The successful candidate will develop an internationally-recognized research program related to food and agribusiness marketing. Relevant expertise for consideration for this position may include value-added agriculture, local food systems, commodity marketing/risk management, agribusiness management, agricultural and food product supply chain management, household behavior, family economics, food policy, and regulation. Demonstrated expertise in data collection, statistical data handling, and applying experimental economics techniques to marketing and management problems is highly desired. Candidates are expected to be proficient in applied econometrics. Other relevant quantitative research expertise is desirable as well. Candidates are expected to support their program through competitive extramural funding.

Teaching Responsibilities: The individual will teach two courses each year. Possible teaching assignments for this position include Food and Agricultural Marketing and Agribusiness Entrepreneurship. Courses may be developed or assigned based on candidate expertise and departmental curriculum needs. The successful candidate should have a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate student education and training, as well as participating in departmental activities. Involvement in graduate student education as a committee member and as a major advisor is expected.


1) An earned Doctorate in agricultural/applied economics, economics, or related fields from an accredited institution;
2) Commitment to the active pursuit of a scholarship agenda consistent with the Land-Grant mission leading to refereed publications, professional presentations, extramural funding, and timely and relevant outreach materials;
3) Evidence of excellent quantitative skills, experience in collaborative scholarship, and excellent written and verbal communication ability;
4) Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills and collegiality.


Record of extramural funding support; publication experience; teaching experience; experience with industry/stakeholder engagement.

Additional Information:

Salary Information:

Commensurate with education and experience

Required Documents to Apply:

Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Curriculum Vitae, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Statement of Research Philosophy

Optional Documents:

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Recruitment Contact Information:

Dr. Lanier Nalley

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Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

Criminal Background Check, Motor Vehicle Reports Check

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture may conduct pre-employment background checks on certain positions for applicants being considered for employment. The background checks may include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal background check or arrest pending adjudication information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absences of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a consistent, non-discriminatory manner consistent with the state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The University does not discriminate in its education programs or activities (including in admission and employment) on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, or sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity). Federal law prohibits the University from discriminating on these bases. Questions or concerns about the application of Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, may be sent to the University's Title IX Coordinator and to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.

Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment.

All application information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Constant Physical Activity:

Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding, Repetitive Motion

Frequent Physical Activity:

Feeling, Grasping

Occasional Physical Activity:

Driving, Sitting, Talking

Benefits Eligible: