Job Number: Y13006-A
Job Title:
Associate or Full Professor in Agricultural Sustainability
Department: Departmental home will be determined upon candidate selection based on
the selected candidate’s dominant discipline.
Posted Date: November 19, 2012
Associate/Full Professor, 12 month tenure track position. 85% Research, 15%
The individual filling this position is expected to provide leadership to the broad
research and outreach efforts in sustainability of Arkansas and U.S. agriculture.
The appointment will include a 30% assignment for co-leadership to the UA
System Division of Agriculture’s Center for Agricultural and Rural Sustainability
The appointment also includes a 55% assignment for research and a 15%
teaching assignment.
Appropriate research topics may include but are not limited to metrics and
technologies to improve the sustainability of food, feed, fiber and biofuel
production and processing; life cycle analysis, including the role of water, energy
and water-use efficiency; ecosystem services; and community economic
prosperity. It is expected that the selected candidate will effectively: lead and
work with multi-disciplinary research teams; interact with diverse stakeholder
groups including agricultural producers, agribusinesses, NGO’s, food retailers
and manufacturers, community leaders and public agencies.
Teaching responsibilities will include teaching one undergraduate course in the
undergraduate/graduate sustainability curricula every year with campus-wide
student appeal and a graduate level offering every other year. Mentoring
graduate students and advising undergraduate majors is also expected.
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An earned doctorate (or terminal degree) in Agricultural and Biological
Engineering; Agricultural Economics; Crop or Soil Science; Horticulture; Food
Science; Animal or Poultry Science; Entomology; Plant Pathology; Agricultural
Law; Agricultural Systems Management; or appropriate related discipline.
Experience and overall qualifications must be sufficient to qualify for rank of
Associate or Full Professor with tenure. Ability to communicate effectively is
Demonstrated capacity to lead multi-disciplinary research teams and relevant
experience in agricultural sustainability is required. Demonstrated ability to
secure extramural funding and conduct high quality research and outreach is
Prior experience in teaching agricultural sustainability is preferred.
Where to
Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is selected. Initial
screening of applications will occur no later than January 18, 2013. Interested
candidates should send a letter of application including a statement of
accomplishments and qualifications, curriculum vitae, transcripts, and the name,
complete address, email address, and telephone numbers of at least three
professional references to:
Nathan McKinney
Assistant Director, Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station
AFLS 210
Fayetteville AR 72701
The University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All
applicants are subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act and persons hired must
have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.
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