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Extension Assistant Professor

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Please attach a CV, cover letter, writing sample and contact information for three professional references.

Posting Details

Posting Information

Vacancy Type Non TT Faculty
Is Internal Transfer Only No
Working Title Extension Assistant Professor
Salary Range
Anticipated Hiring Range Commensurate with Experience
Position Number 00000300
Work Schedule 40 hours week (hours vary)
Full Time Equivalent (FTE) 1.00
Department 118001 - Ag & Resource Economics
Department College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Job City & State Raleigh, NC
Primary Function of Organizational Unit

Agriculture in today’s world is a business, whether it be processing and marketing agricultural products, farming, or supplying agricultural inputs. Consumers face a variety of choices that are impacted by policies and regulations, by micro and macro conditions affecting them, and by their individual circumstances and welfare. The Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ARE) addresses important issues regarding the management of agricultural and related businesses, the functioning of agricultural markets, the protection and use of resources, the performance of government policies affecting agricultural and related industries, and the impacts of decisions made by consumers with respect to the purchase of food and fiber products.

ARE offers undergraduate major and minor programs in agricultural business management and a concentration in biological sciences business management within the agricultural business management program. At the graduate level, the department offers a Master of Science degree in agricultural economics, and Ph.D. degree in economics. These instructional programs are enriched by faculty members with extension and research activities which contribute to the relevance and thoroughness of the teaching program.

Essential Job Duties

The Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ARE) in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University is seeking applications to fill a non-tenure track Extension Assistant Professor position in the area of Agricultural Law. The effort split for the position will be 70% Extension and 30% Academic.

The position will develop an extension program that will include publishing through a wide variety of media including peer reviewed publications, factsheets, and web-based materials in the area of Agricultural Law. Presentations to a wide variety of audiences on a broad range of timely agricultural law topics will be a vital component of the extension program. It will also include providing training for professionals including county extension faculty, attorneys, appraisers, and certified foresters. It will also include, but not limited to, county and other programs on topics that include agritourism, voluntary agricultural district programs, conservation, estate planning, transition of farm businesses, energy Issues, business organizational structures, food safety, farm land preservation, liability management, farm labor, and environmental compliance. It is expected that the program will include working with the North Carolina Bar Association and North Carolina State government agencies. The successful candidate will be expected to become a state, national, and internationally recognized expert and leader in the Agricultural Law.

The teaching component of the position includes instructing two undergraduate courses per year. The classes could include agricultural law, environmental law, or other courses on an as needed basis. There is also opportunity to teach distance education overload. Performance will be assessed along several dimensions: the success of the extension program; effective teaching at the undergraduate level; and service to the department, college, university and scholarly organizations. Willingness to participate in interdisciplinary collaborations across academic units is a plus.

Inclusiveness and diversity are critical to the success of the College and University as a whole. Therefore, the successful candidate will be expected to foster an environment that is respectful and welcoming of all groups. The department will begin reviewing applications immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Other Work/Responsibilities

This incumbent will need to travel off-site on occasion alone to and must independently be able to travel from location to location without reliance on others or the advanced notice that is often required of alternative means of transportation.

Other duties as assigned and determined by the department head.

Minimum Education/Experience
  • Juris Doctorate; Law Degree.
Departmental Required Skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education
  • PhD in Agricultural Economics or related field.
  • Licensed attorney in North Carolina with some years of experience in a practice.
Required License or Certification
  • A valid drivers license is required for travel. NC drivers license required within 60 days of hire and must be maintained.
Special Instructions

Please attach a CV, cover letter, writing sample and contact information for three professional references.

Job Open Date 05/26/2017
Must Be Open Until

Positions will be posted until 5:00 PM ET on this date. Positions remaining posted after this date are still accepting applications but may close at any time.
Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No
Proposed Hire Date 08/16/2017

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Supplemental Question

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn of this opportunity?
    • NCSU Website
    • NCSU Executive Search Services
    • Other Online Job Board
    • Carolina Job Finder / Employment Guide
    • Job / Career Fair
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Professional Journal
    • Print Advertisement (Newspaper / Periodical)
    • Professional Organization
    • Direct Contact from NCSU HR Representative / Recruiter
    • NCSU Employee Referral
    • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Other)
    • Other
  2. * If you selected "Other" for the previous question, please provide the source you learned about this opportunity from.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you possess a Juris Doctorate Law degree, or Master's degree or PhD, in Agricultural Economics, or a related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Are you a licensed attorney in North Carolina with years of experience in a practice?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have a valid NC Driver's license or the ability to obtain one within 60 days of your start date?
    • Yes
    • No

Application Materials Required

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Short Writing Sample
  4. Contact Information for References
Optional Documents