This is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track, extension and teaching position at the Assistant Professor level, with a teaching load of 9 credit hours per year. The successful candidates will possess expertise in any of the following areas: agricultural finance, agricultural human resource management or farm management. Anticipated Appointment date: December 1, 2014 or an alternative, mutually agreeable date.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
Extension Duties (62.5%)
- Develop an outreach and applied research program in one or more of the following areas: farm-level agricultural finance, agricultural human resource management or farm management.
- Collaborate with colleagues in the Center for Dairy Profitability at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, county extension educators, and agricultural producers.
- Work in a team environment to deliver farm-level agricultural finance, agricultural human resource management or farm management - based extension programs throughout Wisconsin.
- Develop professional relationships with relevant stakeholders (producers, lenders, etc.) to deliver extension programs in Wisconsin.
Teaching Duties (37.5%)
- Teach undergraduate courses in farm-level agricultural finance, agricultural human resource management or farm management, or other courses, based on the successful candidate’s educational background and interests and departmental needs.
- The teaching load will be 9 credits per year.
- New curricular initiatives may include development of undergraduate, graduate, and/or on-line courses.
- Serve as academic advisor for students in the Agribusiness Management and Agricultural Studies programs.
- Serve as an advisor for co-curricular activities such as student clubs/organizations, internships, and student research projects.
- Engage in program-related applied research and scholarly activities.
- Participate in faculty governance and service activities at the departmental, college, and university-levels.
- Perform community service where academic expertise can be shared.
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