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ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF AGRICULTURAL BUSINESS -
RURAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
SCHOOL OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES AND FORESTRY
LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY
QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics or closely related discipline, preferably with a background in rural economic development. Evidence of actual or potential success in teaching, research, and service is expected. The ability to teach and work in a multidisciplinary School of Agricultural Sciences and Forestry is also expected.
JOB DESCRIPTION: This is a nine-month, tenure track appointment with teaching, research/scholarly activity and service responsibilities and an expected start date of September 1, 2016. Primary teaching responsibilities include undergraduate courses in agricultural economics, agribusiness, and related topics. Other responsibilities include assistance in directing the Louisiana Tech University Center for Rural Development, grant writing, academic advising, student recruiting, and course development. The successful candidate is expected to communicate and interact with the rural community and conduct relevant applied research. The individual is expected to demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal skills with students, peers, and administrators and be willing to serve on departmental, college, and university committees.
GENERAL INFORMATION: Louisiana Tech University is recognized by US News and World Report as a Tier One 'National University.' Louisiana Tech has an enrollment of approximately 12,500 students and is located in Ruston, among the rolling hills of north central Louisiana. The School of Agricultural Sciences and Forestry has 16 faculty, 5 laboratory supervisors, 5 other support staff, and approximately 350 students in Bachelor of Science degree programs in Agricultural Business (Business Administration or Plant Science minors), Agricultural Education, Animal Science, Forestry, and Geographic Information Science. Comprehensive laboratories include livestock units (beef cattle, equine, sheep, goat, and swine), a meat science laboratory, a computer laboratory, a spatial data laboratory, a research garden, extensive greenhouse facilities, and a farm products salesroom. The farm operation includes more than 1,000 acres. College and school information can be viewed at: http://ans.latech.edu.
APPLICATION: Review of applications begins June 15, 2016 and continues until position is filled. Submit hard copy (e-mail or fax applications will not be accepted) of letter of application, current vita, copy of transcripts, and name, address and phone number of at least three references to: Dr. William H. Green, Interim Director, School of Agricultural Sciences and Forestry, P.O. Box 10198, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana 71272-0045; Phone: (318) 257-3275. Louisiana Tech University is a member of the University of Louisiana System and an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. Minorities are encouraged to apply.
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