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.