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Assistant Professor of Agricultural Business

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Recruitment Details

Position Details and Department Information

Recruitment Number FA0098
Posting Period

Review of completed applications will begin October 15, 2017 and will continue until filled.

Working Title Assistant Professor of Agricultural Business
Class Title Instructional Faculty
Level/Range/Grade 3
Salary Range (From $ to $) Salary commensurate with education and experience.
Department College of Agriculture
Number of Positions 1
FLSA Code Exempt
Status Tenure-Track
Full-time/part-time (if part-time, indicate time base) Full-Time
Shift Varies
Pay Plan Academic Year
CBU/MOU R03 - CFA Faculty
Quick Link http://jobs.csuchico.edu/postings/4449

Position Summary

Postion Information

CSU, Chico and the College of Agriculture seeks candidates whose teaching, research, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education.

The College of Agriculture is searching for a tenure track Assistant Professor in Agricultural Business to start August 2018. California State University, Chico is seeking faculty who are competent in their field, collaborative with colleagues and staff, and committed to student success. Position is contingent on funding.

Recruitment ID# FA0098

Minimum Education and Experience

The minimum education requirement for appointment to this position is a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics or terminal degree in a related area such as Marketing, Finance, or Business. Candidates nearing completion of the doctorate may be considered; however, all requirements for conferral of the doctorate must be completed prior to the start of the academic year. Additional qualifications include:

• Ability to teach Agricultural Marketing, Management, Policy, and/or Finance
• Demonstrated ability and excellence in applied research; and
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• The successful candidate should also demonstrate a commitment to and/or experience promoting and fostering a learning environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Additional Requirements and Responsibilities for this position

This tenure-track position carries responsibilities in the areas of teaching, scholarship, and service (including student advising). Teaching assignments are based upon qualifications of the individual and the needs of the college. The successful candidate will exhibit a commitment to and/or experience promoting and fostering a learning environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Recruitment Preferences

Previous experience in undergraduate teaching; ability to teach a variety of Agricultural Business courses; and knowledge of US agricultural production.

Contact & Special Recruitment Information

Letters of recommendation should be sent directly to the search committee chair

Direct job-related questions to:
Dr. Eric Houk, Chair of the Ag Business Search Committee
College of Agriculture
California State University, Chico
Chico, CA. 95929-0310
email:ehouk@csuchico.edu , Phone: 530-898- 4146

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The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Benefits

CSU, Chico offers a number of benefits to its employees (e.g., sick leave, vacation, health insurance). Eligibility for standard CSU benefits is based on an appointment of half-time or more for a period exceeding six months. Employees appointed less than half-time or less than six months are not eligible for standard CSU benefits but do receive prorated sick leave and vacation.

Eligibility for Affordable Care Act (ACA) benefits is based on an appointment of at least three-quarter time, hired to work a minimum of 130 hours per month over the course of the appointment or works an average of 130 hours or more per month during the measurement period. The ACA guidelines provide for health coverage or FlexCash only. ACA does not provide dental or vision plan coverage.

Benefits Information

This position qualifies for benefits including tuition fee waiver (if eligible).

About the University, Hiring Department and Community

The College of Agriculture serves approximately 1000 undergraduate students, leading to a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Business, Animal Science, or Agriculture (options in Agricultural Education and Plant Science). Additionally, the College offers a Master of Science in Agricultural Education. The hallmark of our program is an integrated, interdisciplinary curriculum that is organized without separate departments. The program is enhanced by the 800-acre university farm, more information can be found on the College Website

California State University, Chico is one of the first campuses in the nation to sign a long-range commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and become “climate neutral” in its effect on the environment. The commitment to sustainable policies and practices provides us the opportunity to integrate this into our educational and scholarly activities.

You can receive detailed information about the University by viewing this site.

As a university that educates students of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds, we value a diverse faculty and staff. CSU, Chico welcomes applicants who are knowledgeable about and interested in working within a cross-cultural learning environment. We also welcome those who share a passion and commitment to the University’s 6th Strategic Priority that focuses on sustainability, stewardship, and the environment – view information on Sustainability at CSU, Chico on this site.

California State University, Chico is committed to achieving excellence through diversity in the classroom and the workplace. It strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students, faculty, and staff.

The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status.

Posting Details

Open Date 08/16/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes

Supplemental Information

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Complete Set of Transcripts (unofficial acceptable)
  3. Cover letter stating candidate's teaching & research experience & interest and that addresses the duties and qualifications in the position description
Optional Documents
  1. REQUIRED - Three Letters of recommendations to be submitted to the email address listed in posting instructions.