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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN AGRICULTURAL AND APPLIED ECONOMICS

University of Wisconsin–Madison | Posted 18-11-2021

Madison (Environment and Agriculture)


Job Summary:

Summary:
The Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks a full time, 9-month, tenure track faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor whose research focus is relevant and impactful to the Wisconsin dairy industry and complements existing faculty strengths. Areas of specialization could include but are not limited to agricultural production economics, commodity markets, environmental economics, consumer demand, international trade, agricultural policy, agribusiness, community economic development, and related fields that will impactfully contribute to the dairy industry. We specifically seek an applied researcher with the quantitative and empirical skills needed to contribute to the Department's core missions, who also has the interest and ability to pursue research that adds to the Dairy Innovation Hub's capacity in its growing farm businesses and communities' priority area.
This newly-created position is the second in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics to be supported by the Dairy Innovation Hub in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. The Hub is an exciting new initiative at the three leading UW agricultural schools (UW-Madison, UW-Platteville, and UW-River Falls) to foster dairy research, education, and outreach in the priority areas of Stewarding Land and Water Resources, Ensuring Animal Health and Welfare, Growing Farm Businesses and Communities, and Enriching Human Health and Nutrition. The position will support the "Growing Farm Businesses and Communities" priority area and will join a world-class university and a college with diverse expertise in agricultural and life sciences. The tenure home will be in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics. The Wisconsin dairy sector has a strong collaborative relationship with the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is highly motivated to help explore and develop innovative solutions to the industry's challenges. As a Hub?supported position, the faculty member will also have the opportunity to collaborate with other Hub researchers, pursue Hub funding opportunities, and participate in Hub programs. For more information on the Dairy Innovation Hub (https://dairyinnovationhub.wisc.edu/) and UW-Madison CALS Hub efforts (https://cals.wisc.edu/dairy-innovation-hub/) please visit the websites.
Duties:
Perform research, teaching, and outreach in an area of expertise in ways that are relevant to dairy agriculture and related fields.
Develop and carry out a vigorous extramurally-funded research program recognized at state-, national-, and international-levels for innovative approaches to advancing farm businesses and communities. The candidate will work independently and also within a collaborative research team to support the mission of the Dairy Innovation Hub.
Teach classes in their department which also contribute to college undergraduate and graduate programs. Teaching responsibilities will be commensurate with college expectations and consistent with the teaching loads of other departmental faculty.
Facilitate interdisciplinary efforts and collaborative efforts within their department, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, and federal labs.
Contribute to outreach and service functions of the department, college, university, and professional societies. Community outreach, including the ability to reach diverse audiences, is central to this position. Moreover, consistent with the mission of the University of Wisconsin System, the candidate will be committed to service to the community, state, nation, and world for the benefit of all.
Contribute to programs aimed at increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion within the department, college, and university. Promote an inclusive and diverse climate within our campus and associated communities.


Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.
For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion


Education:

Required
Terminal Degree
PhD in economics, agricultural economics, or a related discipline required


Qualifications:

Successful candidates will have a record of or demonstrate potential for:
i) Extramural grant-writing
ii) Publications in peer reviewed journals
iii) Graduate student training/mentoring
iv) Teaching and curriculum development
v) Contribution to the outreach and service functions of CALS and the Dairy Innovation Hub
vi) Promoting an inclusive and diverse climate within our campus and associated communities


Additional Information:

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice are core values of Agricultural and Applied Economics department students, staff, and faculty. We are committed to building and cultivating a community built on these values and expect our faculty to be active participants in this ongoing process. Successful candidates will demonstrate how they will contribute to and support a climate of diversity and inclusion in our department through their research, teaching, mentoring, and/or service. All applicants will include a statement on diversity, equity, and inclusion as part of their application package. This statement may include such items as diversity, equity, and inclusion activities candidates have participated in or led, classroom and teaching practices, and/or personal and lived experiences, but is in no way limited to this list. Please limit this statement to no more than one page.
The UW-Madison College of Agricultural & Life Sciences is committed to maintaining and growing a culture that embraces diversity, inclusion and equity, believing that these values are foundational elements of our excellence and fundamental components of a positive and enriching learning and working environments for all students, faculty, and staff.
UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.
A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.


Department(s):

A072000-COL OF AG & LIFE SCIENCES/AG & APPLIED ECON


Work Type:

Full Time: 100%
This position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.


Appointment Type, Duration:

Ongoing/Renewable


Anticipated Begin Date:

AUGUST 22, 2022


Salary:

Negotiable
ACADEMIC (9 months)


How to Apply:

Apply online at "Jobs at UW" (http://jobs.wisc.edu) under job number 244399-FA. Applications must be received through the UW-Madison's online application system.
To begin the process, please click "Apply Now".
Applicants must upload the following:
1) CV
2) Statement of Interest
3) One PDF that includes the following three statements:
a. Research accomplishments and future goals (2-page limit)
b. Teaching and mentoring philosophy and experience (2-page limit)
c. Contributions to diversity and inclusion and areas of future impact (1-page limit)
4) One PDF that includes one to three writing samples
5) Graduate transcript
6) Contact information for three (3) references
For questions on the application process, contact Erin Wall (erin.wall@wisc.edu). Direct all questions pertaining to the position to Sheldon Du (xdu23@wisc.edu).
The deadline for ensuring full consideration is December 17, 2021.


Contact:

Erin Wall
erin.wall@wisc.edu
608-262-8966
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number


Official Title:

Assistant Professor(FA040)


Employment Class:

Faculty


Job Number:

244399-FA


The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.
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