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Tenured: Open Rank

Agricultural Economics

McAllen and Weslaco, TX
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The Department of Agricultural Economics is a large, diverse department with a broad array of programs, faculty, and students focusing on the application of economic analysis to decision problems in agriculture, natural resources, agribusiness, finance, international trade, policy, marketing, and community economics. For more information, visit our website at: http://agecon.tamu.edu. The department invites applications for a full time, tenure-track Associate/Professor position (50% teaching, 50% research) with a nine-month academic appointment at the Texas A&M University Higher Education Center at McAllen campus with an anticipated start date of August 1, 2022. The Department seeks an individual to contribute to the learning and work environment at the Texas A&M University Higher Education Center at McAllen campus.  The individual will also carry out research in association with the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center located at Weslaco, Texas. These duties will help Texas A&M University to serve Texas and the Nation via education/research in a region that is a critical economic gateway to and from Mexico and all of Latin America. Individuals with diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

General Duties and Responsibilities

Provide teaching of undergraduate courses, particularly involving microeconomic and macroeconomic principals as they apply to several of the following areas: agricultural finance, marketing and sales, agribusiness, management, entrepreneurship, agricultural and food policy, international trade, financial planning, and natural resources. The teaching will be done within the agricultural economics program located on the McAllen campus. The research will cover at least one of the following subject matter areas: (1) production economics as well as data science applications in precision agriculture; (2) water economics, climate change and environmental sustainability; (3) international marketing; (4) agribusiness, supply management, and logistics; (5) community development, and (6) rural /metropolitan entrepreneurship. In addition, the successful candidate is expected to work on regional economic issues in association with efforts at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Weslaco. Also, the successful candidate is expected to provide oversight of and mentoring/advising within the agricultural economics teaching/research program at the McAllen campus. The successful candidate should maintain strong ties with the Department of Agricultural Economics and College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at the Texas A&M University campus at College Station. The successful candidate is expected to publish in peer-reviewed journals and secure outside funding for research.



Applicants are expected to have a PhD in agricultural economics, economics, business, or related field and several years of teaching experience plus a number of research accomplishments.

Application Instructions

For full consideration, please submit all application materials through Interfolio by January 31, 2022. To apply, please create your candidate profile by completing a faculty application at  http://apply.interfolio.com/98971.   Apply electronically by submitting a cover letter, a current curriculum vita, and a brief statement of teaching and mentorship philosophy. Professional references will be requested from finalists for the position. Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Please direct any questions to Dr. Rodolfo Nayga, rudy.nayga@ag.tamu.edu

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.