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Assistant Professor

University of Wisconsin-River Falls
River Falls, Wisconsin
Posted Date
Aug 15, 2022
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This is a full-time 9-month tenure-track undergraduate teaching position in the Agricultural Economics Department in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences at the rank of assistant professor. The successful candidate will demonstrate expertise in one or more of the following areas: farm management, international marketing, risk management, or accounting. Other teaching opportunities will include courses in the core agricultural economics curriculum depending on departmental needs and the individual’s interest, educational background, and skill level. Teaching and research facilities include newly renovated state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratory spaces, greenhouse facility, as well as a 475-acre multi-enterprise livestock and crop laboratory farm. UW-River Falls strives to be a leader in collaborative and undergraduate research. We, therefore, seek faculty members who have an interest in or experience with faculty-student collaborative research, scholarship, and creative activities. Faculty members are expected to accomplish a record of scholarly achievement, including (but not limited to) mentoring of undergraduate research projects with opportunities to collaborate with other disciplines in the College. Opportunities exist for optional summer employment through teaching, research grants, internship supervision, and other funding sources. Anticipated appointment date: August 28, 2023.


  • Teach undergraduate courses in farm management, international marketing, risk management, accounting, or other courses based on the successful candidate’s educational background and interests, and departmental needs. The standard teaching load is 12 credits per semester (approximately 4 courses).
  • New curricular initiatives may include the development of undergraduate, graduate, or online courses.
  • Serve as academic advisor for students in the Agricultural Business, Agricultural Studies, International Food Operations Management, and Marketing Communications – Agricultural focus programs.
  • Serve as an advisor for co-curricular activities such as student clubs or organizations, internships, and student research projects.
  • Engage in program-related applied research and scholarly activities.
  • Participate in faculty governance and service activities at the departmental, college, and university levels.
  • Perform community service where academic expertise can be shared.



  • Qualifications Required:
    • Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics or a related area. Applicants who have finished course work and are still working on their dissertation may be considered for a conditional appointment and must complete their Ph.D. within one year of the date of appointment.
    • Strong interest in and ability to teach farm management, international marketing, risk management, accounting, or other courses to undergraduate students.
    • Strong oral and written communication skills.
    • Strong interest in and ability to provide academic advising to undergraduate students.
    • Strong interest in and ability to advise co-curricular activities such as student clubs or organizations and/or internships.
    • Strong interest in applied research.
  • Qualifications Preferred:
    • Documented evidence of successful teaching at the college level.
    • Business or agricultural experiences in the U.S. or comparable setting.
    • Experience with education-related extension programs or activities.


Applicants are required to apply online ( UWRF will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Applicants are required to provide:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Letter of interest specifying qualifications and experience (cover letter)
  • Names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of at least three references who can specifically comment upon your teaching ability, experience and professional preparation (references)
  • A three-part statement (uploaded under other document), not to exceed 3 pages, covering
    • your primary and secondary teaching interests, experience in classroom, and any evidence of successful teaching at the college level
    • your agriculture/agribusiness experience, and
    • your applied research and scholarly activity agenda.

Inquiries should be addressed to:

Dr. Shaheer Burney
Assistant Professor
Agricultural Economics 

Deadline to Apply: Initial review of applications will begin upon receipt. For full consideration, applicants should submit all required materials by October 2, 2022. 

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