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Assistant Professor - Tenure Track

Texas A&M Higher Education Center at McAllen
Mcallen, Texas, US
Closing date
Dec 12, 2021

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
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Full time
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The Department of Agricultural Economics is a large, diverse department with a broad array of programs, faculty, and students focusing on the application of economic analysis to decision problems in agriculture, natural resources, agribusiness, finance, international trade, policy, marketing, and community economics. For more information, visit our website at: The department invites applications for two full time, tenure-track Assistant Professor positions (50% teaching, 50% research) with a nine-month academic appointment with an anticipated start date of August 1, 2022. The Department seeks individuals to contribute to the learning and work environment at the Texas A&M University Higher Education Center at McAllen campus. These individuals also will carry out research in association with the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center located at Weslaco, Texas. These duties will help Texas A&M University to serve Texas and the Nation via education and research in a region that is a critical economic gateway to and from Mexico and all of Latin America. Individuals with diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

General Duties and Responsibilities

Provide teaching of undergraduate courses, particularly microeconomics and macroeconomics principles as they apply to several of the following areas: agricultural finance, marketing and sales, agribusiness, management, entrepreneurship, agricultural and food policy, international trade, financial planning, and natural resources. The teaching will be done within the agricultural economics program located on the McAllen campus. The research will cover at least one of the following subject matter areas: (1) production economics as well as data science applications in precision agriculture; (2) water economics as well as environmental sustainability and climate change; (3) international marketing; (4) agribusiness, supply management, and logistics; (5) community development; and (6) rural /metropolitan entrepreneurship. In addition, successful candidates are expected to interface with communities and stakeholders in the Rio Grande Valley and to work on economic issues associated with the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Weslaco. The successful candidates should maintain strong ties with the Department of Agricultural Economics and College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at the Texas A&M University campus at College Station. The successful candidates are expected to publish in peer-reviewed journals and secure outside funding for research.
Applicants are expected to have a PhD in agricultural economics, economics, business, or related field.
Application Instructions
For full consideration, please submit all application materials through Interfolio by January 15, 2022. To apply, please create your candidate profile by completing a faculty application at Apply electronically by submitting a cover letter, a current curriculum vita, transcripts and three confidential letters of recommendation requested through Interfolio. Review of applications will begin on January 16, 2022 and continue until the positions are filled. Please direct any questions to Dr. Rudy Nayga,
The Chronicle of Higher Education. Keywords: Assistant Professor, Location: Mcallen, TX - 78504
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