Professor and Head of the Department - Agriculture &
CAES Ag & Applied Economics
About the University of Georgia
The University of Georgia ( UGA ), a land-grant and sea-grant
university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the
state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified
institution of higher education ( https://www.uga.edu/
). UGA is currently
ranked among the top 15 public universities in U.S. News &
World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens,
approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses
in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785
by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered
University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800
full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time
staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students
including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and
professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and
colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University
housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.
About the College/Unit/Department
The Department offers undergraduate majors in Agribusiness,
Environmental Economics and Management, Agricultural and Applied
Economics, and Hospitality and Food Industry Management.
Outstanding graduate programs leading to a Masters of Agribusiness
( MAB ), M.S. or Ph.D. degree are supported by a large graduate
faculty with diverse research programs and broad disciplinary
expertise. Graduate studies and research programs are characterized
by strong interdepartmental and interdisciplinary ties. The
Department hosts a large Extension program focused on applied
research and outreach activities to address the needs of farmers,
Agribusiness, the public in Georgia, and worldwide. This position
is highly engaged with the various commodity groups and other
stakeholders of departmental programs.
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Special Instructions to Applicants
Applications received by September 15, 2021 will be assured full
consideration; however, screening will continue until the position
is filled. Applicants should submit : Applicants should submit: (1)
a formal letter stating the applicant’s qualifications for the
position; (2) a statement of leadership philosophy that includes an
example of leadership experience, a vision for the department, and
a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion statement; (3) a current resume that
includes a list of publications; and (4) a list of four references
with contact information including email addresses. References will
not be contacted without further communication with the applicant.
Questions and/or other inquiries should be directed to the Search
Committee Chair Dr. Mark McCann, Assistant Dean for Extension,
University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602. Phone: 706-542-3824.
Location of Vacancy
The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic
information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or
protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or
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Department Chair/Head AC
Fiscal (12 mo.)
A Ph.D. in Agricultural, Resource/Environmental, or any other
related field of Economics
The successful candidate will be expected to lead and administer
high-quality teaching, research, and extension programs, and play a
proactive role in increasing extramural support for these programs.
Specific responsibilities include faculty recruitment, management
and leadership, student recruitment, faculty performance
evaluations, coordinating promotion and tenure procedures, program
planning and implementation, and managing the budget and physical
facilities including computer laboratories and other instructional
assets. The Department Head is also expected to work effectively
with, and represent the faculty to university and agency
administrators, state and federal officials, and industry
This is a 12-month, tenured position and the successful candidate
must qualify for the rank of Professor consistent with the
Agricultural and Applied Economics Promotion and Tenure Unit
criteria found here:
Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or
Administrative and leadership proficiency in academic settings;
undergraduate and/or graduate program management; proven history
with teaching and student mentoring; Extension, public service,
and/or industry outreach background.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies
Demonstrated success in procuring extramural funding; outstanding
research record, strong leadership, interpersonal, and
communication skills; in-depth exposure, understanding and
commitment to excellence in all aspects of the Land Grant mission;
and a strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
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