Tuesday, February 5, 2013

University of Arkansas to add Agricultural Sustainability Faculty

The University of Arkansass is looking to fill a 12 month tenure track Associate/Full Professor position (85% research, 15% teaching).

The departmental home for the position will be determined upon candidate selection based on the selected candidate’s dominant discipline. The individual filling this position is expected to provide leadership to the broad research and outreach efforts in sustainability of Arkansas and U.S. agriculture. The appointment will include a 30% assignment for co-leadership to the UA System Division of Agriculture’s Center for Agricultural and Rural Sustainability.

Appropriate research topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • metrics and technologies to improve the sustainability of food, feed, fiber and biofuel production and processing
  • life cycle analysis
  • energy and water efficiency
  • ecosystem services
  • community prosperity.
Expectations:  The selected candidate will effectively:
  • lead and work with multi-disciplinary research teams
  • interact with diverse stakeholder groups including agricultural producers, agribusinesses, NGO’s, food retailers and manufacturers, community leaders and public agencies
  • and mentor graduate and undergraduate students.
  • Teaching responsibilities will include teaching one undergraduate course every year with campus-wide student appeal and an additional graduate level offering every other year.
  • Mentoring graduate students and advising undergraduate majors is also expected.
Minimum Requirements
An earned doctorate (or terminal degree) in an appropriate discipline such as:
  • Agricultural and Biological Engineering
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Crop or Soil Science
  • Horticulture
  • Food Science
  • Animal or Poultry Science
  • Entomology
  • Plant Pathology
  • Agricultural Law
  • Agricultural Systems Management
  • or a related discipline.
Experience and overall qualifications must be sufficient to qualify for rank of Associate or Full Professor with tenure.

Ability to communicate effectively is essential.

Demonstrated capacity to lead multi-disciplinary research teams and relevant experience in agricultural sustainability are required.

Demonstrated ability to secure extramural funding and conduct high quality research and outreach is required.

Prior experience in teaching agricultural sustainability is preferred.

Application Process:
Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is selected. Interested candidates should send a letter of application including a statement of accomplishments and qualifications, curriculum vitae, transcripts, and the name, complete address, email address, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references to:

Dr. Nathan McKinney
Assistant Director, Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station

AFLS 210

Fayetteville AR 72701
The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. All applicants are subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act and persons hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.