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Assistant/Associate Professor in Agriculture Business Management

King Ranch Institute for Ranch Management/ Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Last Updated: 11/09/21

Job Description

Appointment: 9-month; Tenured / Tenure Track; 25% Teaching / 50% Research / 25% Outreach in the King Ranch® Institute for Ranch Management (KRIRM) and the Department of Agriculture, Agribusiness, and Environmental Sciences (AAES).

Job Summary: The successful applicant will be an expert in the business management of ranching operations that understands the vision and works to advance the mission of KRIRM and AAES. Teaching responsibilities will include teaching one 3-credit hour graduate course per semester, with courses to include the subjects of ranch accounting and agriculture finance. The successful applicant will also provide business management expertise as a member of a dedicated and cohesive interdisciplinary team that trains ranch managers and serves the ranching industry through case studies, outreach, and applied research. Research will be conducted for the purpose of developing innovative strategies and practical solutions in the business management of ranches. Research findings and discoveries will be disseminated to the ranching industry, academia, and appropriate stakeholders. As a KRIRM team member, the successful candidate will engage in KRIRM outreach efforts and will support the training of graduate students in the KRIRM Masters of Science in Ranch Management program, but will also train graduate students through the Agribusiness program in the Department of AAES. Service contributions to enhance collaborations with agribusiness faculty in the education of undergraduates in the agribusiness-ranch management program will be expected. The person hired will report to the director of KRIRM (75%) and Department Chair of AAES (25%).

Job Responsibilities: Responsibilities will include teaching graduate agriculture business management courses in the area of ranch accounting, finance, and business decision-making, and developing and maintaining a nationally-recognized research program focused on ranch business management. Research discoveries and management recommendations will be disseminated to industry stakeholders and academia through presentations, popular press, and peer-reviewed manuscripts. The successful candidate will also enhance KRIRM outreach to the ranching industry through industry service projects and case work, serve on KRIRM graduate student committees and provide supportive guidance on graduate student service-learning projects, and obtain external funding to support research and outreach efforts.

Qualifications: A PhD or MBA from an accredited institution or university in Agriculture Business, Agriculture Economics, Business Management, or other appropriate discipline, and attained rank of assistant or associate professor. Other qualifications include demonstrated experience and expertise in the business management of livestock production and grazing systems in North America, demonstrated success in obtaining competitive extramural support for research related to land or livestock management, evidence of exceptional communication, leadership, and mentorship skills, exhibited ability to effectively work with university employees and ranching industry stakeholders, and more than three years’ experience in the management of, or consulting to, ranching enterprises.

Application Instructions: Interested applicants must submit an application packet containing a letter of application, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests; Résumé or curriculum vitae (CV), Copies of transcripts, and contact information of three references.

Review of applications will begin on December 20, 2021 and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Anticipated start date is June 1, 2022. All application materials should be submitted electronically via Workday ( ).

For more information contact:
Clay P. Mathis, Director, King Ranch® Institute for Ranch Management
MSC 137, Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Kingsville, TX 78363
Office: [Register to View]

Texas A&M University-Kingsville is an Equality Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans employer, and all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, sexual identity, disability, age, genetic information, protected veteran status are encouraged to apply.