Visiting Professor (any rank) or Instructor

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Visiting Professor (any rank) or Instructor

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Job Description Summary

The Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology seeks 1-2 candidates to fill a one-year, fixed-term position for a visiting assistant, associate, or full professor (or instructor) of Agricultural Economics. The start date would be July 1, 2021 or August 1, 2021. The department will consider new Ph.D.s, ABDs (all but dissertation), and more senior faculty seeking a sabbatical home.
Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach 4-5 semester-length courses filling department needs and matching the candidate’s abilities, at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Possible course areas include agribusiness management, production economics, econometrics, and environmental economics. The final number and type of courses will be determined in negotiation between the successful candidate and the head of the department. The successful candidate also will be expected to engage in independent and/or joint scholarly work with the department’s research faculty.

Minimum Qualifications

For the Visiting instructor, ABD (all but dissertation) status is required in an agricultural economics or related discipline. Visiting Professor of any rank requires a Ph.D. in agricultural economics or related discipline. Minimum qualifications must be met by the time employment begins. All candidates must have excellent interpersonal skills and must meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States at the time this position is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment.

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Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should apply online at: Interested applicants should submit (1) Cover letter that includes teaching interests and preparation; (2) Curriculum vita; and (3) Unofficial graduate transcripts. When prompted, please list the names, telephone numbers and email addresses of 3 professional references. Any evidence of teaching effectiveness such as student evaluations are optional and can be submitted under “other documentation”. Only complete applications will be considered. Review of applications will begin after March 15, 2021 and may continue until the positions are filled. A departmental committee will conduct web-based interviews of short-listed candidates. The CVs of short-listed candidates will be shared with department faculty members. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Questions about this position should be directed to: Dr. Mykel Taylor, Search Chair, email:
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