Assistant Professor
VA Tech - Montgomery, VA

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The Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics invites applications for two (2) tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor level with specializations in agricultural finance, agribusiness marketing, agribusiness management, industrial organization, and/or financial planning. One position will be 50% teaching/50% research and the other position will be 50% teaching/50% extension. These will be 9-month, academic-year appointments with expectations for funding summer activities through external grants, fee-based workshops or other mechanisms. Teaching Appointment: The successful candidate will teach in the department's undergraduate programs in agribusiness and financial planning. The individual will also teach graduate courses, and advise undergraduate and graduate students. Extension Appointment: The successful candidate will deliver a nationally recognized and externally funded education program targeted to firms, industry groups and government agencies located in Virginia and the mid-Atlantic area. The individual will deliver extension programs that have direct impacts to clientele groups and are based on scholarship that includes peer-reviewed extension publications and journal articles. Research Appointment: The successful candidate will develop a nationally recognized and externally funded research program that focuses on issues of importance to firms and industry groups in Virginia and the mid-Atlantic area, and state and federal agencies. The individual will participate in outreach to make research results accessible to decision makers.

Minimum Qualifications

Successful candidates must have a PhD in Agricultural Economics, Economics, Financial Planning, Finance, or a closely related field. Coursework and/or experience to teach undergraduate and graduate agricultural finance, agribusiness management, agribusiness marketing, and/or financial planning courses. Advanced Assistant Professor applicants will be considered if they have established records of successful undergraduate teaching and advising, and established research or extension programs.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience or preparation to teach introduction to agribusiness, marketing and finance courses, and graduate courses for MS and PhD students. Experience advising undergraduate and graduate students. Experience advising students in experiential learning activities such as financial planning and agribusiness competitions (e.g., NAMA), or student consulting and investing experiences. Experience working with clientele such as firms, industry groups and government agencies. Experience applying for grants, running fee-based workshops and/or establishing novel sources of funding to support research, extension and enhanced student learning. A record of peer-reviewed journal articles. An advanced Assistant Professor applicant will have successfully advised MS or PhD students.

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