Assistant Professor of Agriculture Statistics

  • West Texas A&M University
  • Texas, USA
  • Mar 02, 2021
Full time

Job Description

Job Title
Assistant Professor of Agriculture Statistics

Agency
West Texas A&M University

Department
Agricultural Sciences

Proposed Minimum Salary
Commensurate

Job Location
Canyon, Texas

Job Type
Faculty

Job Description

The A&M System strives to maintain a competitive, high-quality benefit package to support the health and wellness needs of our diverse workforce. This includes comprehensive health and welfare insurance plans, additional health and lifestyle programs, and optional retirement savings opportunities. Eligible employees will have access to paid leave programs in addition to 13-15 paid holidays each year. For more information regarding the benefit package go to: West Texas A&M University: Human Resources Benefits

This tenure-track Assistant Professor of Agriculture Statistics (60% teaching, 30% research and l0% service) position is to serve the Department of Agricultural Sciences and the Texas A&M VERO Programs in the area of statistical and research methodology.

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact the Search Committee Chair:

Dr. John Richeson

Associate Professor

Agriculture Sciences

(806) 651-2522

jricheson@wtamu.edu

Responsibilities:
  • Develop a strong teaching program at the graduate level in statistics and research design/methodologies which supports research objectives within both the departmental masters and doctoral program and the programs in agriculture, agricultural business and economics, animal science, and plant, soil, and environmental sciences.
  • Teach 9 hours per long semester.
  • Serve on graduate thesis/dissertation committees across department graduate programs.
  • Engage in shared research publications with graduate students and faculty across the Department of Agricultural Sciences.
  • Provide support to departmental faculty and graduate students in their research goals via guidance in experimental and social research design, statistical analyses, modeling, and interpretation of research results.
  • Develop a research program in an area of agricultural sciences, including data analysis and modeling, which will lead to solutions for the agricultural industry of the Texas High Plains with the potential to attract extramural funding.
  • Develop collaborative programs with scientists, engineers, and veterinarians in other agencies, universities and the agriculture industry of the Texas High Plains.


Necessary Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in statistics, econometrics, or closely related field.
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and service.
  • Commitment to a systems and interdisciplinary approach to research and educational programs.
  • Excellent computer, written and oral communication skills, and working knowledge of agricultural crop and livestock industries.
  • Extensive experience in use of statistical software such as SAS, R, Stata, SPSS, etc.
  • Experience in modeling agricultural systems.
  • Interpersonal skills, vision, and the desire to establish working relationships with external constituents.


Preferred Qualifications:
  • At least one degree in an Agricultural field of study.


Applicant Instructions:

Applicants must provide the following materials in order to be considered for this position:
  • Cover Letter;
  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • Three references.


Please attach all documents in the attachment box at the bottom of the "My Experience" page before continuing through the application. Please use the "Upload" button to add each document individually. All revisions must be made prior to application submission. If you need assistance with uploading documents, please contact WTAMU Human Resources at hr@wtamu.edu .

Texas law requires all males age 18 through 25 to be properly registered with the Selective Service System.

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

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