Associate Professor at Arkansas State University

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Location: Jonesboro, Arkansas

Job Description:

Arkansas State University

Arkansas State University does not discriminate on the basis of color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, age, national origin, religion, marital status, veteran status, genetic information or disability in any of its practices, policies or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to, employment, admissions, educational services, programs or activities which it operates or financial aid.

Agriculture and Technology Studies
Proposed Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience

Closing: 3/9/18
Type of Employment: Faculty
Employment Status: Full time (29-40 Hrs)

Position Summary:

The College of Agriculture, Engineering & Technology, Arkansas State University - Jonesboro, invites applications for the R.E. Lee Wilson Chair of Agricultural Business (Wilson Chair). This is a 9-month tenure-track associate/full professor appointment with an anticipated start date of August 2018.

The position is intended to support and encourage excellence in the teaching, scholarship, and outreach missions of the college. The Wilson Chair will provide leadership for creating a new Master’s-level degree in agricultural business to be delivered in an asynchronous on-line format.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • The initial appointment for the Wilson Chair will be 50 percent teaching, 25 percent research, and 25 percent outreach.
  • Will teach two graduate agribusiness courses each fall and spring semester for a new Master’s-level Degree in Agricultural Business (offered in an on-line asynchronous format).
  • In addition to creating a new Master’s-level Degree in Agricultural Business and teaching duties, the successful candidate will: develop a nationally recognized research program that focuses on the production, marketing, and financing of major field crops in the Arkansas Delta; secure extramural funding for said research; and publish research findings in recognized peer-reviewed journals.
  • Service responsibilities include: networking with industry, foundations, and government agencies; working directly with university resources to advance its mission; and identifying/facilitating student internship opportunities.
  • Service and leadership activities with professional societies are encouraged, while service on departmental, college, and/or university committees is required.
  • The position is responsible for recruiting, advising, and retention of agricultural business graduate students (thesis and non-thesis).


Applicants must have expertise in one or more of the following areas: Agricultural Marketing, Agricultural Finance, and/or Agricultural Economics.

Applicants must demonstrate strong verbal and written skills in English and the interest and desire to interact with the regional agricultural community.

Applicants must demonstrate a significant record of high quality teaching, research, grantsmanship, business/community outreach, awards, and/or other accomplishments. Experience with educational technology and digital learning tools is preferred.

General Days/Hours:

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Additional hours as requested and/or needed


Collaboration opportunities exist within the College of Agriculture, Engineering & Technology, as well as the College of Business, the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture (Experiment Station), the USDA-ARS Delta Water Management Research Unit, and area Agricultural Producers and Agribusinesses.

Minimum Qualifications:

The College of Agriculture, Engineering & Technology seeks an individual with an earned Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness, or a closely related field.


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