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Associate/Full Professor - CAED Program Coordinator

University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jun 24, 2022

Position Summary

The Extension appointment will include performing functions as Extension Programs Coordinator for the Department and as Coordinator of the Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development ( CAED ), which is also part of AAE /Extension. Extension responsibilities also involve working closely with other extension and research faculty from AAE and related departments to sustain a nationally-recognized extension and applied research program that is highly relevant to some of the main crop and/or livestock commodities of the state of Georgia. While there will be an assignment of leadership for one or two commodities, it is also expected that the program will be flexible enough to collaboratively support other key commodities in the faculty member’s area(s) of expertise. Examples of specific Extension program responsibilities include, but are not limited to: providing timely information to county agents and producers, conducting county agent in-service trainings, developing and updating annual enterprise budgets, and conducting economic analyses of different issues and technologies. Participating in county meetings and working closely with County Extension Agents is also required. An applied research expectation comes along with the Extension appointment whereby the faculty member is expected to conduct and publish applied research results through refereed journal articles in applied economics and industry-related journals, peer-reviewed Extension bulletins, popular media articles and interviews, and other forms of communication to share expertise with policy makers, industry, and other constituents. The faculty member will also be expected to teach one class per academic year at the undergraduate/graduate level with the faculty member’s area(s) of expertise in conjunction with departmental needs and advise undergraduate and graduate students. A strong commitment to the department’s instructional programs and to excellence in teaching is expected of all faculty members. There is also an expectation of securing external funding to support graduate student research and the implementation of outreach programs. This is a full time, tenure track with 80% Extension and 20% teaching appointment split under a 9-month contract plus 2 months of summer salary. The hiring rank and tenure status will be determined based on the successful candidate’s experience and track record.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Application Materials requested: (1) a letter of application including a description of academic qualifications and experience; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) supplementary evidence of extension, teaching, and research experience (Other Document #1); and (4) names and contact information of three professional references. Questions may be directed to the Search Committee Co-Chairs: Amanda Smith ( ) and/or Cesar L. Escalant ( .)

The review of applications will begin on July 31, 2022, and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

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Associate/Full Professor - CAED Program Coordinator


CAES Ag & Applied Economics

About the University of Georgia

Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( ). The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 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 employs approximately 3,000 faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 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, and 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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Athens Area

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Position Details

Position Information

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Open Rank


Faculty Rank

Open Rank (Tenure Track)

Contract Type

Academic (9 mo.)

Tenure Status

Tenure Track or Tenured

Minimum Qualifications

A Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics, Applied Economics, Economics, or a closely-related field is required.

Additional Requirements

To be considered for the rank of Associate Professor, candidates must have at least 5 full years in rank at the Assistant Professor level before the start date. To be considered for the rank of Professor, candidates must have at least 5 full years in rank at the Associate Professor level before the start date. See Appointment, Promotion, & Tenure of Academic Rank Faculty . Discipline-specific criteria and procedures for promotion and tenure can be found at:

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Working knowledge of US and southeastern production agriculture is highly desirable but not required.
Given this position will serve as the Coordinator of the CAED, applicants with history with client-relationship and project management, and background leading teams of researchers to meet client needs is highly desired, but not required.
Strong quantitative methods and economic/policy analysis skills, willingness to work in a team environment, and excellent oral and written communication in the English language.

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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 .

Background Investigation Policy

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including, a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with the University of Georgia; confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials (including reference checks) as they relate to the job-based requirements of the position applied for; and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. You may also be subject to a pre-employment drug test for positions with high-risk responsibilities, if applicable. Please visit the UGA Background Check website .


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