Assistant Professor of Agricultural Economics

Job Description & Qualification

Assistant Professor of Agricultural Economics

Department of Agricultural Economics, University of California, Davis

As part of UC Davis' commitment to hire leading research faculty with an outstanding commitment to teaching, research and service that will promote the success of historically underrepresented and marginalized student communities and address the needs of our increasingly diverse state and student population, the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of California Davis announces an Assistant Professor faculty position (9-month) in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics. Applications are encouraged from candidates with a strong background in any current or emerging area that will fit within our department's disciplinary focus in Agricultural Economics.

As one of the country's leading R1 institutions, UC Davis seeks candidates with exceptional potential for research, teaching, and inclusive excellence. In addition, the successful candidate will demonstrate an understanding of the barriers preventing full participation of members from historically underrepresented and marginalized student communities in higher education, such as (but not limited to) women, underrepresented minorities, individuals self-identifying as LGBTQIA+, veterans, individuals with disabilities, economically disadvantaged groups, first-generation, undocumented students, or students with any intersections in between. Successful candidates will help advance UC Davis' strategic goal of improving access and building an inclusive community for all marginalized populations. The successful candidate also will have an accomplished track record (calibrated to career stage) of teaching, research, or service activities addressing the needs of underrepresented minorities, and a clearly articulated vision of how their work at UC Davis will continue to contribute to the University's mission of serving the needs of our diverse state and student population. Applicants' track record of engagement and activity related to diversity, equal opportunity, and inclusion as well as their plans for future engagement will be a significant part of the overall evaluation of the candidate's qualifications for a faculty appointment.

This is an academic year (9-month), Assistant Professor tenure-track position with teaching, research, outreach/engagement and service responsibilities and includes the expectation that the appointee will conduct mission-oriented research and outreach/engagement of relevance to the California Agricultural Experiment Station (https://caes.ucdavis.edu/research/aes).

Responsibilities:

The Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics is seeking applicants who focus on Agricultural Economics. The appointee is expected to establish a competitively funded research program 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 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). Participation in and development of outreach/engagement programs, and performance of departmental and university service is expected. This position is expected to collaborate with extension educators and partners in allied industries.

Qualifications:

Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Agricultural Economics, Economics, or Applied Economics (degree must be awarded by start of appointment). Evidence of research excellence is expected. The candidate should have the ability to develop and instruct undergraduate and graduate courses and the ability to develop and conduct extramurally funded research in agricultural and food economics.

Salary:

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications:

Application materials must be submitted via the following website: https://apptrkr.com/3586831. The position will remain open until filled. To ensure consideration, applications should be received by November 25, 2022.

Required application materials include: 1) a curriculum vitae including a publication list, 2) up to three publications, 3) transcripts if the applicant is within five years of Ph.D. degree, 4) a statement of research accomplishments and future research plans, 5) a statement of teaching accomplishments and philosophy, 6) a statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and 7) three letters of reference and 8) an https://aadocs.ucdavis.edu/your-resources/forms-and-checklists/forms/ARF.pdf. Additional inquiries should be directed to Pierre Merel at merel@primal.ucdavis.edu.

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.

UC Davis is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and is dedicated to recruiting a diverse faculty community. We welcome all qualified applicants to apply, including women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

UC Davis supports Family-friendly recruitments. UC Davis covers travel expenses for a second person to accompany an invited faculty recruitment candidate who is a mother (or single parent of either gender) of a breast or bottle-feeding child less than two years of age.

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UC Davis recognizes the necessity of supporting faculty with efforts to integrate work, family and other work-life considerations. To recruit and retain the best faculty, the campus sponsors a Work Life

Program that provides programs and services that support faculty as they strive to honor their commitments to work, home and community.http://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/programs/worklife/index.html

UC Davis was ranked #1 in 2016 on Forbes Magazine list of the 13 most important STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) universities for women, and is actively seeking the U.S. Department of Education's “Hispanic Serving Institution” designation.Davis celebrates the multi-cultural diversity of its student body by creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for students through such organizations and programs as the Center for African Diaspora Student Success; the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual Resource Center; Casa Cuauhtemoc Chicano-Latino Theme House; Asian Pacific American Theme House; ME/SA (Middle astern/South Asian) living-learning community; Multi- Ethnic Program (MEP); Chicano/Latino Retention Initiative; and Native American Theme Program.

The UC Davis Partner Opportunities Program (POP) is a service designed to support departments and deans' offices in the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty. Eligibility for POP services is limited to full-time Academic Senate Ladder Rank faculty (including Lecturers with Security of Employment (LSOE), Lecturers with Potential Security of Employment (LPSOE), Senior Lecturers with Security of Employment (SLPSOE)), and Cooperative Extension Specialists.

UC Davis is a smoke- and tobacco-free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any property owned or leased by UC Davis - indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees must (a) provide proof of receiving at least one dose of a COVID-19 Vaccine no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment and provide proof of Full Vaccination no later than eight weeks after their first date of employment; or (b) if applicable, submit a request for Exception or Deferral no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/3586831

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Application Procedure

Final date: Friday, Jun 30, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

For Additional Questions

merel@primal.ucdavis.edu

Job ID

ID: J12144