Faculty Employment Opportunities
Assistant / Associate Professor
The Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics invites applications for a faculty position focused on food and agricultural issues. 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 include: high-value agriculture, direct marketing and entrepreneurship, agricultural and food industry organization, food and nutrition, food safety, farm business transition and beginning farmers, risk management, resource-based industries, agricultural policy, and consumer issues, among others. The successful applicant is expected to develop an extension/public education/policy-support program working with local, state, regional and national counterparts in the agricultural business and financial management issues. 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, popular publications, workshops, and presentations to both professional 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 or associate professor rank with rank and salary commensurate with the candidate’s record.
All candidates must apply online to both (1) https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/22032 and (2) https://econjobmarket.org. On https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/22032, 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.
Applications must be received by December 2, 2013, to be guaranteed full consideration, but will be accepted until the position is filled. 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.