Assistant/Associate Professor of Agricultural Business & Economics

West Texas A&M University

Canyon, TX

ID: 7063446
Posted: February 10, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Description

The A&M System strives to maintain a competitive, high-quality benefit package to support the health and wellness needs of our diverse workforce. This includes comprehensive health and welfare insurance plans, additional health and lifestyle programs, and optional retirement savings opportunities. Eligible employees will have access to paid leave programs in addition to 13-15 paid holidays each year. For more information regarding the benefit package go to: West Texas A&M University: Human Resources Benefits

West Texas A&M University, a Member of The Texas A&M University System, invites applications for the position of Assistant/Associate Professor of Agricultural Business & Economics with a primary focus on livestock marketing and risk management. This is a nine month, tenure track (60% teaching, 30% research and 10% service) position that reports directly to the Head of the Department of Agricultural Sciences. The position will have a primary focus of livestock economics, including management, marketing, and risk mitigation of confined animal feeding operations. The successful candidate will interface with crop, livestock, and agribusiness firms regarding strategies for mitigating production, price, and weather risks through the use of risk management strategies.

WTAMU is a four-year academic institution of 10,000 students serving the Panhandle of Texas and beyond. This geographic region is noted for its agricultural production and related agri-businesses. The Department of Agricultural Sciences offers three Master of Science degrees, Agriculture (with emphasis in Agricultural Business and Economics, Agriculture Education, or Agriculture Media and Communication), Animal Science, and Plant, Soil and Environmental Science. The Department also offers a Ph.D. in Systems Agriculture. More than 50 students are enrolled in the Department’s graduate programs with 940 total students enrolled in the department.


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