Texas A&M University Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist, Economist-Management in Vernon, Texas

Job Title

Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist, Economist-Management


Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service


Agricultural Economics

Proposed Minimum Salary


Job Location

Vernon, Texas

Job Type


Job Description

Responsibilities involve district leadership and coordination for Extension education programs and applied research in management, marketing, resources, and policy by providing technical expertise and educational program development for industry audiences such as ranchers and farmers, merchandisers, processors, lenders, and users. Other relevant audiences include trade associations, media, and federal and state employees working with these Texas audiences. Overall responsibilities require individual and team efforts to plan, develop, implement and evaluate curricula, extension education programs, and applied research related to production economics, marketing, risk management, technology transfer, analysis of economic choices and impacts, and other issues facing livestock and crop producers and other industry clientele. Given the geographic location of this position, there is an expectation of a strong livestock management emphasis. Educational program delivery will include Extension and other peer reviewed publications, workshops, conferences, computer and web-based software, electronic and mass media, and social media releases. The individual also will be responsible for developing grant & contract proposals where appropriate to support the applied research and Extension efforts for the position. The successful candidate will be expected to cooperate with Campus and other District based Extension/Research Faculty, District Extension Administrators, County Extension Agents, Regional Program Leaders, and other Specialists, as necessary in developing and delivering nationally recognized programs for Extension faculty and clientele. Travel in- and out-of-state is necessary to fulfill job responsibilities.

Required Education and Experience:

A Ph.D. degree, either completed, or all but dissertation, or a Masters degree and three years experience in Agricultural Economics or closely related field along with coursework in one or more of the following areas; ranch and farm management, livestock management/marketing, policy, and risk management is required. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in extension, research, or similar work within the agriculture industry and a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, cooperate as a team member, lead applied research efforts, and demonstrate a willingness to be heavily involved in outreach education with constituency groups.

Comments to applicants:

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the agency's verification of credentials and/or other information required by agency procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is a unique education agency with a statewide network of professional educators, trained volunteers, and county offices. It reaches into every Texas county to address local priority needs. Some of our major efforts are in mitigating drought impacts; conserving water use in homes, landscapes, and production agriculture; improving emergency management; enhancing food security; and protecting human health through education about diet, exercise, and disease prevention and management.

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

If you need assistance in applying for this job, please contact (979) 845-2423.

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