Professor - Tyson Chair in Food Policy

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Faculty - Tenure/Tenure Track

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Division of Agriculture of the University of Arkansas
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is a state wide campus, with faculty based on University campuses, at Research and Extension Centers and in every Arkansas county. It consists of the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) and the Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service (CES), and is home to more than 1400 employees. The Division was established in 1959 and is headed by the Vice-President for Agriculture. The Division headquarters is located in Little Rock with the rest of the University of Arkansas System Administration. As an employer, the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance.

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AEAB | Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness

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Summary of Job Duties:

The Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness is seeking a senior scholar for a tenured position as the Tyson Chair in Food Policy Economics. The successful candidate is expected to have developed a distinguished research, teaching, and outreach program in agricultural economics. Areas of research and applied economic policy analysis could include consumer demand, food supply chains and risk, human nutrition and health, food safety, new product development, and global trade issues. Demonstrated expertise in behavioral/experimental research is desired. This individual will also assist in developing and delivering innovative curriculum on marketing, management, economic theory, and/or quantitative methods for undergraduate and graduate education programs. The successful candidate will enhance the University's already strong and nationally recognized programs in food science, safety, and engineering, collaborating in and leading multi-disciplinary work. The successful candidate will also develop a collaborative relationship with the new Food and Technology Center in the Institute for Integrative and Innovative Research at the University of Arkansas.


Minimum Qualifications:

An earned Doctorate in agricultural/applied economics, economics, or related fields from an accredited institution; Demonstrated commitment to the active pursuit of a scholarship agenda consistent with the Land Grant mission leading to refereed publications, professional presentations, extramural funding, and timely and relevant outreach materials; Evidence of excellent quantitative skills, experience in collaborative scholarship, and excellent written and verbal communication ability; Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills and collegiality.

Preferred Qualifications: Strong record of extramural funding support for an active research agenda; demonstrated expertise in experimental economics applied to food and agribusiness issues; teaching experience at both undergraduate and graduate levels; experience with industry/stakeholder engagement.

Salary Information:
Commensurate with education and experience

Required Documents to Apply:
Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Curriculum Vitae, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title)

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Additional Information:

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To be considered for the position, applicants should submit (1) a letter of interest (demonstrating how your strengths match the duties and qualifications listed above), (2) complete curriculum vitae, and (3) the names, titles, addresses, and contact information of three references. Transcripts will be required from finalists. Completed applications received by August 31, 2021 will be assured full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position. Inquiries about the position may be directed to John Anderson, Professor and Head, Department of Agricultural Economics & Agribusiness (email:, phone: 479.305.9294).

Recruitment Contact Information:
Dr. John D. Anderson, Professor and Head,

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

No Background Check Required
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture may conduct pre-employment background checks on certain positions for applicants being considered for employment. The background checks may include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal background check or arrest pending adjudication information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absences of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a consistent, non-discriminatory manner consistent with the state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture commits itself to policies of affirmative action and diversity with respect to both employment opportunities and program participation. The Division complies with these policies not merely because of legal requirements, but because we believe that such practices are basic to human dignity. As such, the Division welcomes all applicants to apply without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status. Candidates must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Constant Physical Activity:

Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding, Repetitive Motion

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Kneeling, Sitting

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