Associate Professor of Baker School/UT Institute of Agriculture Fall 2023
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Location: Knoxville, TN
Internal Number: 124974
Associate Professor of Agricultural & Resource Economics, Economics, Public Policy or related field. This is a 9-month, tenure track position with a 55% research and teaching appointment in the future Baker School for Public Policy and Public Affairs and a 45% research and teaching appointment in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics.
This position is part of a university-wide cluster hiring initiative on Climate-Smart Agriculture and Forestry that will attract six new faculty in engineering, economics, public policy, computer science, and natural resources. Participation in a cluster offers unique opportunities to leverage resources to build bold agendas that advance big ideas. New hires will join collaborators with shared research interests and a strong desire to grow the scholarly and educational impact of their work beyond what it is possible to accomplish as an individual. For early career faculty, the clusters also offer a unique framework for mentoring and professional development.
The ideal candidate for these positions has a collaborative mindset and prioritizes working with other members of their cluster to realize shared research and educational achievements, including large-scale proposals, joint publications, and new transdisciplinary curricular programming. As Tennessee's flagship land-grant institution, UT is particularly interested in recruiting candidates who are deeply connected to the organizations and communities in which their work will have translational impact, as well as those who will contribute to a climate that values diversity and inclusion.
Subject: Agricultural and Resource Economics – Environmental and Natural Resource Economics and Policy
Location: The Howard H. Baker Jr. School of Public Policy and Public Affairs and The Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, Institute of Agriculture, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to: 1) develop a nationally and internationally recognized research program focusing on environmental and natural resource economics and policy related to the food-energy-water nexus and circular bioeconomy systems; 2) teach undergraduate and graduate courses (2 courses per year) in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics and the Baker School of Public Policy; 3) publish in high quality disciplinary and multidisciplinary journals; 4) acquire extramural funding; 5) mentor and supervise undergraduate and graduate students; and 6) participate in service activities of the Department, School of Public Policy, College, University, and profession.
Institution: The University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. As a Land Grant Institution, the University of Tennessee has Teaching, Research, and Extension missions.
The Baker School of Public Policy and Public Affairs, pending approval by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, is located on the campus of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The School has research focal areas in energy and environmental policy and global security, along with undergraduate and graduate degrees in public policy and public administration. To learn more about the School, visit our website: http://bakercenter.utk.edu/
The Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics consists of 22 faculty, 10 Extension specialists, professional and administrative staff, 120 undergraduate majors, and 20 graduate students. To learn more about Department, visit our website: http://economics.ag.utk.edu
Salary: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, and national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), ADA (disability), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone (865) 974-2498. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.
Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics, Economics, Public Policy, or closely related field. The successful candidate will have excellent research, quantitative, teaching and communication skills and a willingness to work in multidisciplinary teams. Preference will be given to candidates with prior research experience in climate-smart agriculture or the food-energy-water nexus.
Required documents: CV, Cover Letter, Contact Reference and Research Statement.
Screening of applicants will begin on May 26th, 2023.
All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admission without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status, or any other characteristic protected by federal or state law. In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the university. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, and national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), the ADA (disability), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity, 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone 865-974-2498. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.
Our primary mission is to move forward the frontiers of human knowledge and enrich and elevate the citizens of the state of Tennessee, the nation, and the world. As the preeminent research-based, land-grant university in the state, UT embodies the spirit of excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, creative activity, outreach, and engagement attained by the nation’s finest public research institutions.