Position Summary: The Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics invites applications for a tenured/tenure-track extension and research faculty position in agricultural or resource economics. The University of Maryland College Park is a Land Grant University and, as a department within the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, we have a responsibility to conduct outreach education and applied policy research targeted at a broad array of clienteles, including state and local governments, farm businesses, civic groups, and industry representatives. Examples of issues of current importance to Maryland and our department include (but are not limited to): agricultural policy, food and nutrition, consumer issues, high-value agriculture, direct marketing and entrepreneurship, agricultural and food industry organization, food safety, farm business transition and beginning farmers, risk management, crop insurance, resource-based industries, environmental and conservation policy, climate change, energy, fisheries, water quality, among others. The successful applicant is expected to develop an extension and policy outreach program working with federal, regional, state, and local counterparts in these or related areas. The appointee will also be expected to develop an outstanding applied research program that supports their extension program. To that end, the appointee will provide leadership in designing, coordinating and implementing applied research projects, including collaborative work with other faculty members and/or graduate students in support of those programs, and will disseminate research results through scholarly journal articles, extension publications, workshops, and presentations to both academic and lay audiences. The appointee will be expected to teach one course per year in the department. The position is a nine-month, tenure-track or tenured position at the assistant, associate, or full professor rank with rank and salary commensurate with the candidate’s record. Candidates should possess a doctorate in agricultural economics, economics, or an equivalent field.
All candidates must apply online to both (1) and (2) . On , the applicant need only upload his or her curriculum vita, which should include a list of three references. On https://econjobmarket.org, applicants should upload the following materials as separate documents: (i) curriculum vita, (ii) a statement of interest about developing an outstanding extension/outreach program supported by applied research and targeted at key audiences in one or more focus areas, and (iii) up to 3 publications and/or research paper(s), including a dissertation abstract for new Ph.D. applicants. Applicants must also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted to https://econjobmarket.org. All materials must be submitted in pdf format. Application packages without all required documents may not be considered. Position open until filled. Apply by November 26, 2018, to be guaranteed full consideration. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability,religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.