Professor and Head of the Department - Agriculture & Applied Economics

University of Georgia
Georgia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Closing date
Oct 1, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Economics, Management, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Agriculture & Animal Sciences
Employment Type
Full Time

Posting Details

Posting Number F0927P Working Title Professor and Head of the Department - Agriculture & Applied Economics Department 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 ( ). 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. College/Unit/Department website Posting Type External Retirement Plan TRS or ORP Employment Type Employee Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible Underutilization Minorities & Females Advertised Salary Anticipated Start Date 01/01/2022 Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings) Job Posting Date 07/13/2021 Job Closing Date Open until filled Yes 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, email: , University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602. Phone: 706-542-3824. Location of Vacancy Athens Area EEO Statement
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 assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (
Position Details

Classification Title Department Chair/Head AC FLSA Faculty Rank Professor Contract Type Fiscal (12 mo.) Tenure Status Tenured Minimum Qualifications
A Ph.D. in Agricultural, Resource/Environmental, or any other related field of Economics Position Summary
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 clientele. Additional Requirements
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 Certification
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. Physical Demands Is this a Position of Trust? No Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? Yes Does this position require a P-Card? No Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No Is driving a responsibility of this position? No Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care? No Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications) No Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.


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