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Texas tech is seeking an Assistant Professor in AgribusinessAgricultural and Applied Economics

July 29, 2019


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Assistant Professor in Agribusiness
Agricultural and Applied Economics




Job Summary

The Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at Texas Tech University is seeking to fill a nine-month tenure track assistant professor position in agribusiness, with specialization in empirical industrial organization, agricultural finance, marketing and/or management, or closely related fields conducting teaching, research, and service.

The person filling this position will be expected to make a strong contribution to the Master of Agribusiness program by capitalizing on an already growing student enrollment and contributing to the outreach program that targets local, national, and international agribusiness firms. Interest in developing online curricula and experience in coordinating with agribusinesses is desirable. Experience working with diverse student populations and first-generation students is highly desirable.
Duties include teaching and advising undergraduate and graduate students, attracting external funding, publishing research results in reputed national and international peer reviewed journals. Service to the department, college, university, and community is expected.

  •  A Ph.D. in Agricultural and Applied Economics, Agribusiness, Economics, Business Administration, or a closely related field.
  • Excellent training in quantitative methods, microeconomics as well as topics related to agribusiness (supply chain and/or strategic management, managerial economics, marketing, finance, risk management, information management).
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong record of scholarship supported by extramural funding and proven capacity or clear potential to bring externally sponsored research to Texas Tech University.

More Information: 

The Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics currently has 17 tenured/tenure-track faculty members, 3 adjunct faculty members, 470 undergraduate students, and 73 graduate students. The Department offers B.S. degrees in Agribusiness and Agricultural and Applied Economics as well as a concentration in International Agribusiness with programs in Latin America, Asia, and Europe; M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Agricultural and Applied Economics, and
a Master of Agribusiness. Additional departmental information can be found on the departmental website at The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources is comprised of seven academic departments. The College promotes and supports multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, and inter-institutional research programs. Cooperative relationships exist between the College and Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension and USDA-ARS. The University is one of four major state-supported multidisciplinary research universities in Texas. More than 36,000 students are enrolled on the University’s 1,800-acre campus located in Lubbock, a city of approximately 250,000 people. Texas Tech University is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). The University consists of 11 academic Colleges, the Graduate School, and the School of Law. Other components of the Texas Tech University System include the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock with the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Angelo State University in San Angelo, TX, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in El Paso, and the first international satellite campus of Texas Tech University in Costa Rica.


To Apply:

Please apply online at, referencing requisition number 18094BR. Applicants should include a letter of application, CV, unofficial graduate transcripts, sample publication (if available), and letters from three references. The letters of recommendation should be sent directly to Dr. Kelly Lange (, Search Committee Chair. Queries should also be directed to Dr. Lange.


Closing Date: Review of applicants will begin on September 30, 2019.


As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The university welcomes applications from minorities, women, protected veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples.


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