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Assistant Professor of Agricultural Economics

Position overview

Review timeline: Applications:
Application materials must be submitted via the following website: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu. The position will remain open until filled. To ensure consideration, applications should be received by November 25, 2022.

Application Window

Open date: October 27, 2022

Most recent review date: Friday, Nov 25, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Friday, Jun 30, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Department of Agricultural Economics in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of California, Davis is recruiting an Assistant Professor of Agricultural Economics. This is an academic year (9-month), tenure track Assistant Professor position that includes an appointment in the California Agricultural Experiment Station (AES). Faculty members who hold an Agricultural Experiment Station appointment have a responsibility to conduct research and outreach relevant to the mission of the California Agricultural Experiment Station. Participation in outreach programs and performance of university service are also expected.

The appointee is expected to establish a competitively funded research program in agricultural economics to address critical or emerging issues in food and agriculture in California and the United States, including but not limited to the following areas: production, supply, marketing and trade, consumption and demand, and policy. The appointee will be responsible for teaching an average of 2.5 quarter courses for the years 2 to 5, with a teaching reduction in the first year. The expected courseload is one course in year 1, two courses in year 2, three courses in year 3, two courses in year 4, and three courses in year 5. The expected course load beyond this period will be three courses per year. The appointee is expected to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Possible undergraduate courses include agricultural policy (ARE 120), agricultural sustainability (ARE 121), agricultural markets (ARE 130), cooperative business enterprises (ARE 132), managerial marketing (ARE 136), farm management (ARE 140), futures and options (ARE 139), international commodity and resource markets (ARE 138), and Agricultural Labor (ARE 150). Possible graduate courses include a M.S.-level course in agricultural economics and policy (ARE 223) as well as one of three Ph.D.-level courses in agricultural economics (ARE 231, 232, and 233). The appointee is also expected to advise graduate students on their M.S. theses and/or Ph.D. dissertations. Undergraduate honors theses may also be part of fulfilling advising expectations. Participation in and development of public outreach and/or community engagement programs, and performance of departmental and university service is expected. This position is expected to collaborate with Professors of Extension, Cooperative Extension advisors, partners in allied industries or other appropriate public stakeholders.

This recruitment is conducted at the assistant rank. The resulting hire will be at the assistant rank, regardless of the proposed appointee's qualifications.

Full-time Equivalent (FTE)
This position will be recruited at the Assistant Professor rank. This is a tenure-track academic year (9-month) position.

Availability of Space and Resources
Office and laboratory space will be provided by the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics in the Social Science and Humanities building on the UC Davis central campus.

Start-up funding will be provided based on the programmatic needs of the successful candidate.

Salary:
Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment, UC Davis conducts a reference check on all first choice candidates for Academic Senate Assistant Professor or Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment, Steps 4, 5, or 6, or Acting Professor of Law positions. The reference check involves contacting the administration of the applicant’s previous institution(s) to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University’s Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UC Davis requires all applicants for any open search for assistant professor to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” into RECRUIT as part of their application. If an applicant does not include the signed authorization with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete, and as with any incomplete application, will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists considered for Academic Senate Assistant Professor or Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment, Steps 4, 5, or 6, or Acting Professor of Law positions will be subject to reference checks.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
  • Ph.D. or equivalent in a field of Agricultural Economics, Economics, or Applied Economics at the time of appointment.
Preferred qualifications
  • Evidence of leadership and organizational skills relevant to the development of a successful research, teaching and outreach program in the discipline of Agricultural Economics
  • Evidence of scholarship during graduate and, where applicable, post-graduate activities
  • Demonstrated ability or potential to obtain extramural support for research activities
  • Interest, understanding, and commitment to contributing to diversity. Demonstrated ability to contribute to diversity and inclusion of groups that are underrepresented in the academy through extension education, research, and/or service would be a plus. - Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will be assessed by their general quality and the candidates’ awareness, contributions, and plans for future efforts related to diversity and inclusion.
  • Demonstrated ability or potential to develop and instruct undergraduate and graduate courses and to present information to scientific audiences
  • Demonstrated ability or potential and interest to mentor M.S. and Ph.D. students
  • Interest to advise undergraduates
  • Evidence of communication skills and collegiality consistent with effective departmental, campus and professional citizenship
  • Interest, understanding, and commitment to the objectives of a land-grant university and the Agricultural Experiment Station including mission-oriented research and a substantive outreach engagement programming.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Curriculum Vitae - Recent curriculum vitae including a publication list

  • Up to three Publications; Publication #1

  • Publication #2 (Optional)

  • Publication #3 (Optional)

  • Transcripts - If the applicant is within five years of Ph.D. degree
    (Optional)

  • Statement of research accomplishments and future research plans

  • Statement of teaching accomplishments and philosophy

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/faculty-equity-and-inclusion for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.

  • Authorization to Release Information form - A reference check will be completed only if you are selected as the first choice candidate. Download, complete, sign, and upload the form: https://aadocs.ucdavis.edu/your-resources/forms-and-checklists/forms/ARF.pdf

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required
Apply link: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF05349

Help contact: kralexandra@ucdavis.edu

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Job location

Davis, CA