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Assistant Professor - Tenure Track

Employer
Texas A&M Higher Education Center at McAllen
Location
Hidalgo County, Texas, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Dec 7, 2021

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Sector
Academic / Research
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Economics
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
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Description
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:
http://agecon.tamu.edu. 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.
Qualifications
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
http://apply.interfolio.com/98977.

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,
rudy.nayga@ag.tamu.edu.
The Chronicle of Higher Education. Keywords: Assistant Professor, Location: Mcallen, TX - 78504
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