The University of Connecticut (UConn) is entering a transformational period of growth supported by the $1.7B Next Generation Connecticut (http://nextgenct.uconn.edu/) and the $1B Bioscience Connecticut(http://biosciencect.uchc.edu/) investments and a bold new Academic Plan: Path to Excellence (http://issuu.com/uconnprovost/docs/academic-plan-single-hi-optimized_1). As part of these initiatives, UConn has hired more than 450 new faculty at all ranks during the past three years. We are pleased to continue these investments by inviting applications for faculty positions in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the rank of tenure-track Assistant Professor.
The Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (http://www.are.uconn.edu) is among the top 20 nationally. It has 14 faculty members, 125 undergraduates and 70 graduate students. It offers B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees and it is internationally recognized in the areas of Food Marketing & Industrial Organization, Environmental & Resource Economics, and Economic Development. The Department hosts the co-editorship of Agribusiness: An International Journal and the Zwick Center for Food & Resource Policy (www.zwickcenter.uconn.edu). We are located on the main campus of the University, within driving distance of Boston and New York City.
The successful candidate will have a 60% extension and 25% research, and 15% teaching duties beginning August 23, 2016. Responsibilities include developing and implementing a strong extension and applied research program in agribusiness management, economic development, marketing, finance, and/or food economics; collaborating with campus-based faculty and county-based extension faculty, staff, and stakeholders; seeking extramural funds; teaching one course per year, mentoring graduate students, and integrating students into outreach, service learning and research programs.
Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics, Economics, or related field, excellent oral and written communication skills, and excellent training in microeconomics and quantitative methods. Equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable.
Preferred qualifications include a record of extramural funding and publications, and those who have demonstrated an interest and experience with extension and/or outreach programs and knowledge of economic impacts of current and emerging agriculturally-related sectors such as food and health, local foods, food systems, new enterprises, value-added and green industries or who have a proven ability to work in a collegial manner with colleagues and clientele from diverse disciplines and experience.
Appointment Terms: This is a full-time, 11-month, tenure track position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2016. The successful candidate's primary academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus with the possibility of assignment at one of UConn’s regional campuses. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
To Apply: Submission must include (1) your curriculum vitae, (2) graduate transcripts (not necessarily official copies), (3) publication samples and/or dissertation abstract, (4) three letters of reference, (5) a letter of interest that includes your vision and programmatic objectives for this position and (6) commitment to diversity statement (including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles). Please include your last name and the search number 2016073 in the document title for each document submitted. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received no later than November 1, 2015. The application review process will begin November 1, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. Direct inquiries to AREsearch@uconn.edu, enter 2016073 in the subject line or call 860-486-2836. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2016073)
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The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.