Professor and Director

Position Announcement: The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture seeks an energetic individual to provide creative and exemplary leadership for the Rice Research and Extension Center (RREC) located near Stuttgart, AR. Responsibilities: Provide leadership in planning, integrating, and implementing the research and Extension programs conducted at the RREC. Duties will include administrative and fiscal leadership for the RREC personnel, programs and physical resources; program planning, faculty development, and pursuit of extramural funding; coordination with other university programs, professional and governmental agencies, and industry groups. The successful candidate will be active in industry support groups including, but not limited to the Arkansas Rice Research & Promotion Board, Rice Technical Working Group, Rice Industry Alliance, Arkansas Farm Bureau, USA and Arkansas Rice Federation, and the Agricultural Council of Arkansas. The Director will help establish research and extension priorities related to rice production, processing, and marketing. The Director will also provide overall leadership for planning and execution of the Rice Expo, an annual research and Extension event featuring field tours of research, classroom presentations, speeches, exhibits and contests for approximately 1,100 stakeholders. Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must have an earned Ph.D., or equivalent, in Agriculture or a closely related discipline, and a sufficient record of professional accomplishments that would qualify for the rank of Professor. Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Application: Applicants should submit a letter stating their interest in this position, and their qualifications including professional vitae and names of five individuals who may be contacted for letters of reference. In addition, the applicant is asked to provide a one-page statement on: (1) his/her professional goals, (2) the challenges facing the rice industry and (3) an approach to addressing these challenges including his/her philosophy of administrative leadership. Applications should be submitted to:

Deadline: Screening of applicants will begin September 1, 2017

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Job Listing Expiration: 
60 Days
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University of Arkansas, Rice Research & Extension Center
Name of Contact Person: 
Dee Henderson
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