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University of Tennessee System
Agricultural Economics
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Posted: 09/9/2019
Assistant Professor of Ag & Resource Econ- Nursery/Greenhouse/Specialty Crops

Position: Assistant Professor of Agricultural & Resource Economics. This is a full-time, 12-month, tenure track position with a 75% research (UT AgResearch), 25% Extension (UT Extension) appointment.

Subject: Agricultural & Resource Economics – Nursery/Greenhouse/Specialty Crops.

Location: Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, Institute of Agriculture, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee.

• Develop and deliver a nationally recognized statewide integrated Extension and research program focused on nursery, greenhouse, and specialty crops. Research/Extension topics could also include commercial horticulture, ornamentals, fruits, vegetables, commercial urban agriculture, and turfgrass
• Acquire extramural funding to support, develop, and deliver research and Extension programs
• Publish in high quality disciplinary and multi-disciplinary journals and other appropriate outlets including peer reviewed Extension publications
• Work with UTIA faculty, including multi-disciplinary teams, county Extension agents, area Extension specialists and other UT personnel
• Use traditional and innovative tools to educate a diverse audience including county Extension agents, area Extension specialists, state and federal agencies, state industry and producer groups
• Mentor and supervise graduate and undergraduate students
• Provide leadership to state level 4-H programs as appropriate
• Participate in the service activities of the Department, Institute, University, and profession

Institution: The University of Tennessee, Institute of Agriculture is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. As a Land Grant Institution, the University of Tennessee has Teaching, Research, and Extension missions. The Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics consists of 20 faculty, support staff, 100 plus undergraduate majors, and 20 plus graduate students. Visit our website:

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics or closely related field. The successful candidate will have excellent research, teaching, communication and quantitative skills and a willingness to work in multi-disciplinary teams. In-depth knowledge and understanding of the nursery and greenhouse industry are desired.

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application: Screening of applicants will begin October 31, 2019 and continue until a suitable candidate
is identified. To apply, send a current curriculum vita, a letter describing your interest in the position and
your qualifications, and official transcripts to the address below. Arrange for three letters of reference
to be mailed or e-mailed directly to:

Dr. Burton C. English (Email:; Phone: 865-974-3716; Fax: 865-974-4829)
Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics
302 Morgan Hall
2621 Morgan Circle
The University of Tennessee Knoxville Tennessee 37996-4518

Effective Date: Position available beginning March 1, 2020.

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admissions without regard to race, color, national origin, religion,
sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.
Eligibility and other terms and conditions of employment benefits at The University of Tennessee are governed by laws and regulations of the
State of Tennessee, and this non-discrimination statement is intended to be consistent with those laws and regulations.
In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the
Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, The University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not
discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the
Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, and national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), ADA (disability), Age
Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 1840
Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone (865) 974-2498. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA
Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.