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Tenured: Professor and Department Head

Agricultural Economics

College Station, Texas
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The Department of Agricultural Economics, College of Agriculture and  Life Sciences at Texas A&M University invites applications for a full-time tenured position with a service period of 9-month academic appointment beginning June 1, 2020.  The Tenured Professor and Department Head will serve as the chief administrative officer of the Department and as an advocate for Agricultural Economics and the allied disciplines that it represents. The Tenured Professor and Head reports to the Vice Chancellor and Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University, College Station. The position provides leadership and support for numerous faculty initiatives that include: enhancing and expanding undergraduate and graduate education, increasing contributions to knowledge and science through extramurally funded research, fostering collegiality and interdisciplinary collaboration among faculty, conducting extension and outreach programs, securing additional resources, strengthening relationships with diverse stakeholder groups, and promoting communication of science-based findings to inform public policy and private decision makers.


Candidates for the Tenured Professor and Department Head position must have an earned doctorate in Agricultural Economics or a closely related field, with a record of distinction in research, teaching and service that would qualify them for tenure at a tier 1 research institution. They are expected to have led and to continue to lead a dynamic and productive, nationally and internationally recognized research program. Demonstrated experience in academic administration is preferred, as is experience in a land grant institution.  Candidates are to provide evidence of visionary leadership with an emphasis on transparency, inclusivity, and strategic and innovative thinking, as well as demonstrate a commitment to student education.  Candidates must have the ability to work and communicate effectively with faculty, staff and students, and to strongly and effectively represent them to University administrators, state and federal agencies, industry, stakeholders, and the general public. A commitment to promoting a multidisciplinary, multicultural, and diverse community of scholars and educators is essential.

Application Instructions

Applicants must submit the following documents: 1) a cover letter; 2) a detailed curriculum vita; 3) a personal research statement; 4) a statement of administrative philosophy; 5) a statement of vision for the Department, specifically addressing undergraduate and graduate education, faculty mentoring, the fostering of academic research programs across multiple disciplines, extension outreach, the advancement of diversity, and a strategy for development (fundraising); and 6) contact information for five referees.  The application materials must be submitted online at: apply.interfolio.com/70232.

Review of the applicant pool will begin November 6, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.  For questions, email inquiries to Advisory Search Committee Chair, Dr. Elsa A. Murano at eamurano@tamu.edu.

Texas A&M University is aware that attracting and retaining exceptional faculty often depends on meeting the needs of two careers and having policies that contribute to work-life balance.  For more information, visit https://employees.tamu.edu/ocrm/eeo or http://dof.tamu.edu/Faculty-Resources/Faculty-WorkLife.

Texas A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability employer committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment. Applications from veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, minorities, and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged.

The University is aware that attracting and retaining exceptional faculty often depends on meeting the needs of two careers and therefore has a Dual Career Program and implements policies that contribute to work-life balance.