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Collegiate Associate Professor or Collegiate Full Professor

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Collegiate Associate Professor or Collegiate Full Professor
Faculty Rank: Collegiate Associate Professor
Posting Number: TR0180003
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Position Summary:

The Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics (AAEC) invites applications for a unique endowed position in agribusiness management and entrepreneurship. The successful candidate is expected to provide leadership for growing a premier undergraduate and graduate agribusiness program. The position, the James A. and Renae C. Pearson Collegiate Faculty Fellow, will be a 100 percent teaching, 9-month academic-year appointment with the rank of either Collegiate Associate Professor or Collegiate Full Professor.

Leadership for the program will include working in collaboration with AAEC’s faculty to help enhance and promote instructional excellence at the undergraduate and graduate levels and agribusiness curriculum design. The selectee will help design and expand experiential learning opportunities, including activities and programming within AAEC’s Kohl Agribusiness Centre. Teaching responsibilities are expected to comprise of three classes per semester, including traditional classroom, team-oriented projects, and/or online instruction. Potential teaching areas include, but are not limited to, agricultural finance, entrepreneurship, agribusiness strategy, business ethics, risk management, supply chain management, agribusiness and farm management, and marketing. The successful candidate is expected to actively engage in teaching scholarship (written and oral dissemination of teaching approaches, case studies, and instructional research to relevant professional audiences), provide leadership for innovative programming and pedagogy in AAEC, and foster AAEC experiential learning and program growth opportunities with other university programs and the agribusiness community. There will also be opportunities to work with and advise graduate students on topics relevant to agribusiness management.

The collegiate faculty position is a non-tenure track appointment with a long-term contract (contract duration dependent on position rank). Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Required Qualifications:

Ph.D in Agricultural/Applied Economics, Economics, Finance, or related field; Demonstrated success teaching courses in agricultural economics, management, finance, marketing, and/or closely related subjects.

Preferred Qualifications:

Industry work experience or extensive experience working within the agribusiness industry and related clientele groups; Experience in curriculum development and course design; Experience in development and delivery of instruction through online and blended course formats; Demonstrated leadership and record of achievement in teaching/instructional scholarship.

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How to Apply for this Job:

Applicants need to complete an online application at posting number TR0180003 and submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a list of names and contact information for three references.

Employee Category: Instructional/Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
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FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year? Standard Academic Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience
Department: Agricultural & Applied Economics
Work Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Job Posting Date: 01/25/2018
Review Begin Date: 03/15/2018
Job Close Date: (if applicable)
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If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

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