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Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist, Economist-Management

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
Texas, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Oct 28, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Economics, Management, Other Business & Management, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Agriculture & Animal Sciences
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Appointment: 100% Extension (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service) in the Department of Agricultural Economics.  This is a permanent, full time, non-tenure track position in Corpus Christi


General Duties and Responsibilities: Responsibilities involve district leadership and coordination for Extension education programs and applied research in management, marketing, resources, and policy by providing technical expertise and educational program development for industry audiences such as farmers and ranchers, merchandisers, processors, and lenders.  Other relevant audiences include trade associations, media, and federal and state employees working with these Texas audiences.  Overall responsibilities require individual and team efforts to plan, develop, implement and evaluate curricula, extension education programs, and applied research related to production economics, marketing, risk management, technology transfer, analysis of economic choices and impacts, development of actionable strategies to improve producer profitability, and other issues facing crop and livestock producers and other industry clientele.  Given the geographic location of this position, there is an expectation of a strong crop and livestock management emphasis.  Educational program delivery will include Extension and other peer reviewed publications, workshops, conferences, computer and web-based software, online courses, electronic and mass media, and social media releases. The individual also will be responsible for developing grant & contract proposals where appropriate to support the applied research and Extension efforts for the position.  The successful candidate will be expected to cooperate with Campus and other District based Extension/Research Faculty, District Extension Administrators, County Extension Agents, Regional Program Leaders, and other Specialists, as necessary in developing and delivering nationally recognized programs for Extension faculty and clientele.  Travel in- and out-of-state is necessary to fulfill job responsibilities.  See a more detailed description of Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist duties and expectations in Workday.


Qualifications: A Ph.D. degree, either completed, or all but dissertation, in Agricultural Economics or closely related field along with coursework in one or more of the following areas; farm and ranch management, agricultural marketing, finance, policy, and risk management is required.  Preference will be given to candidates with experience in extension, research, or similar work within the agriculture industry and a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, cooperate as a team member, lead applied research efforts, and demonstrate a willingness to be heavily involved in outreach education with constituency groups.

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