The Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications (ALEC), College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University invites applications for a tenured/tenure-track position from colleagues in the social sciences with a robust research program relevant to the agricultural and life sciences to join a community of interdisciplinary faculty, researchers and graduate students. We are interested in applicants with a doctoral degree in the social sciences, including sociology, demography, geography, anthropology, psychology or others, whose work contributes to scholarship in agriculture, food, natural resources, and human sciences. This is a full-time, open rank, tenure-track or tenured 9-month academic appointment beginning August 1, 2023, or as negotiated. We seek applicants for a faculty title of assistant professor, associate professor, or professor. The position will be a 50% research, 40% teaching, and 10% service appointment.
The successful candidate will:
- Contribute to ALEC’s research initiatives through a robust translational and transformational research agenda and the pursuit of external federal funding opportunities;
- Work with transdisciplinary teams to maintain a systematic and persistent inquiry line that will contribute to advancing the food, agriculture, natural resources, and/or human (FANH) sciences;
- Collaborate with transdisciplinary teams of scholars across the Texas A&M University System and higher education institutions around the world and can take advantage of special resources such as the Texas Data Research Center (https://liberalarts.tamu.edu/txrdc/), the Norman Borlaug Institute (https://borlaug.tamu.edu), or The Institute for Advancing Health Through Agriculture (https://iha.tamu.edu/);
- Teach graduate and undergraduate courses in your area of expertise and interact with all students and faculty; Engage industry professionals in identifying cutting-edge course content;
- Participate in university, college, and department activities and service; Participate in scientific and professional organizations by actively promoting research outputs and establishing meaningful connections to broader communities.
The department has approximately 700 undergraduate students in three majors (Agricultural Communications and Journalism, Agricultural Leadership and Development, and Agricultural Science) and five minors (Agricultural Communications and Journalism, Extension Education, International Development, Leadership Studies, and Youth Development), and 100 ALEC graduate students in four graduate degrees (Master of Agriculture, Master of Applied Youth Development, Master of Science [Thesis or Non-thesis], and Doctor of Philosophy). Information about ALEC is available at https://alec.tamu.edu/.