Essential Job Duties:
The Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at NC State University seeks applicants for an Assistant Professor of Microeconomics with a focal area in Horticultural and/or Specialty Crops. We seek an individual to develop an outstanding research and engagement program related to the economics of horticultural crops production and marketing. Potential research areas may include, but are not limited to, production economics; energy and water use; postharvest loss; marketing and trade (regional, national, international); sustainable production practices; contracting and risk management; and labor management. The successful applicant should demonstrate strong interests in applied research and outreach education, and must possess excellent quantitative skills. Priority will be given to candidates that demonstrate a capacity for interdisciplinary collaborations. The successful candidate for this Assistant Professor position will be expected to develop an outstanding record of scholarly research which will include participation in interdisciplinary research and in extramurally funded research projects; develop a strong outreach and engagement program with horticultural crop stakeholders in N.C.; mentor graduate students; and teach one course per year (topic to be determined in consultation with the Department Head). North Carolina has a diverse horticulture industry with farm receipts of over $1.4 billion from products ranging from sweet potatoes to Christmas trees, grapes and wine. An outstanding applied research program that supports a robust outreach and engagement effort to stakeholders is expected. Inclusiveness and diversity are critical to the success of the College and University as a whole. Therefore, the successful candidate will be expected to foster an environment that is respectful and welcoming of all stakeholder groups. Inclusiveness and diversity are critical to the success of the College and University as a whole. Therefore, the successful candidate will be expected to foster an environment that is respectful and welcoming of all groups. The department will begin reviewing applications immediately and continue until the position is filled.
* Ph.D. in Economics or closely related field.
Departmental Required Skills:
* Must possess excellent quantitative skills. * Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education:
Necessary Licenses or Certifications:
About the Department/Unit:
Agriculture in today’s world is a business, whether it be processing and marketing agricultural products, farming, or supplying agricultural inputs. Consumers face a variety of choices that are impacted by policies and regulations, by micro and macro conditions affecting them, and by their individual circumstances and welfare. The Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ARE) addresses important issues regarding the management of agricultural and related businesses, the functioning of agricultural markets, the protection and use of resources, the performance of government policies affecting agricultural and related industries, and the impacts of decisions made by consumers with respect to the purchase of food and fiber products. ARE offers undergraduate major and minor programs in agricultural business management and a concentration in biological sciences business management within the agricultural business management program. At the graduate level, the department offers a Master of Science degree in agricultural economics, and Ph.D. degree in economics. These instructional programs are enriched by faculty members with extension and research activities which contribute to the relevance and thoroughness of the teaching program.
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