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Assistant or Associate Professor of Agricultural Economics & Agribusiness
Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri
Date Posted 04/07/2020
Faculty-Agriculture-Agricultural Economics & Agribusiness
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

PRIMARY DUTY: Agricultural economics faculty position responsible for providing instruction in courses in agricultural economics and agricultural business. This is an academic year (9-month) tenure-track position which includes teaching, research, service, and expectations of the appointee to withhold the values of the School’s mission and vision. The ideal candidate must be versatile and wiling to serve as an integral part of a diversified and active team within the School of Agricultural Sciences.


  • Teach 12 credit hours per fall and spring trimesters, including courses in microeconomics in agriculture, agricultural policy, and agricultural prices

  • Participate in professional development including grant writing and research activities

  • Develop curriculum

  • Commit to the development and execution of experiential learning opportunities

  • Collaborate with private and governmental entities

  • Operate technologies relevant to the discipline

  • Supervise and advise students and student organizations

  • Be responsible for University service including committee work and participation in departmental service projects

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Education: Earned doctorate in Agricultural Economics or closely related field (ABD with proof of degree completion before starting date meets qualifications)
Experience: Knowledge of U.S. Ag production systems; teaching experience at the university level
Skills: Effective interpersonal, organizational, oral, and written skills; successful teaching and curriculum development skills

Experience: Intimate knowledge of U.S. Ag production systems; demonstrated excellence in university teaching; collaboration/outreach with government agencies and private entities
Skills: Excellent written and oral communication skills; incorporation of technology and experiential learning in the classroom setting; curriculum development skills; experience teaching in face-to-face and online settings; capacity to secure external funding; demonstrated participation in and development of outreach programs; scholarly activity in agricultural economics

WORKING CONDITIONS: Typical university classroom and office conditions

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Undergraduate and graduate student assistants

EQUIPMENT/MATERIALS USED: Typical classroom technologies

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Ability to complete essential functions in classroom and field laboratories and ability to lift up to 20 pounds

COMMUNITY: Northwest Missouri State University is located in Maryville, Missouri, a community of 12,000 with a diverse economy, and a strong industrial base. Maryville is located 45 miles north of St. Joseph, Missouri and 90 miles north of Kansas City, Missouri. For more information visit the website at www.maryville.org.

UNIVERSITY: With an enrollment of about 7,100 students, Northwest is a coeducational, primarily residential four-year university that offers a broad range of undergraduate and selected graduate programs on its Maryville campus as well as its Northwest-Kansas City location at the Northland Innovation Center and through Northwest Online.

Founded in 1905, Northwest places a high emphasis on profession-based learning to help graduates get a jumpstart on their careers. Students have opportunities to build their résumés with experiences on campus in nearly every area of study, including the Horace Mann Laboratory School, National Public Radio affiliate KXCV, the R.T. Wright Farm, Mozingo Outdoor Education Recreation Area or Knacktive, a student-driven integrated digital marketing communications agency.

The University is a national model for student success and career placement. In addition, 97 percent of Northwest bachelor’s degree earners and 99 percent of master’s degree earners secure employment or continue their education within six months of graduation, according to the most recent data. Zippia, a career website, names Northwest the best college in Missouri for getting a job.

Furthermore, its vibrant and diverse learning community offers more than 150 student organizations, and textbooks and a laptop are included in tuition, which is among the lowest in the nation, saving students an estimated $7,400 over four years. Northwest also offers 1,200 student employment positions, allowing students to build professional skills through its internationally benchmarked student employment program. Designated the Missouri Arboretum, the Northwest campus was named one of the “50 Most Amazing University Botanical Gardens and Arboretums in the U.S.”

For more information about Northwest and its performance, visit www.nwmissouri.edu.

SCHOOL: The mission of the School of Agricultural Sciences is to serve the students and the agricultural industry by:

  • Providing high-quality degree programs utilizing an interdisciplinary approach

  • Enhancing the critical thinking and problem solving skills of students

  • Utilizing usable and sustainable technologies to prepare students for the 21st century

  • Integrating theory and application to provide high-quality services to the regional agricultural industry

SALARY: Competitive market based


DATE AVAILABLE: August 10, 2020

TO APPLY: Please fill out a Northwest application online by clicking http://agency.governmentjobs.com/nwmissouri/default.cfm to reach our employment opportunities listing. You will also need to submit the application materials listed below in order for them to be complete. Please contact the Office of Human Resources at 660-562-1127 or email mdrake@nwmissouri.edu for more information.

APPLICATION MATERIALS: A complete application consists of: 1) a letter describing your teaching experience and suitability for the position; 2) a current resume; 3) transcripts; and 4) a list of at least three references with contact information.

Dr. Mike Miller
School of Agricultural Sciences
800 University Drive
Maryville, MO 64468
Phone: 660-562-1341
Email: mdmiller@nwmissouri.edu
Rod Barr
School of Agricultural Sciences
800 University Drive
Maryville, MO 64468
Phone: 660-562-1620
Email: rbarr@nwmissouri.edu

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