California State University, Fresno
Jordan College of Agricultural Science & Technology
Department of Agricultural Business
Fall 2024 (August 2024)
The Department of Agricultural Business is searching for a faculty member to instruct undergraduate students, conduct scholarly and applied research, and engage in service-related activities. The primary teaching and research interests will be in organizational behavior and human resources, agri-food retailing and wholesaling, with a secondary focus in sustainable business practices in agriculture and food production. Specific assignments are dependent on departmental needs and the background of the individual.
California State University, Fresno, a forward-looking and diverse institution located in California’s central region, is one of 23 campuses in the California State University System. The university is known for its agriculture, reasonable housing costs, cultural diversity, and proximity to Yosemite National Park and the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The campus of Fresno State sits in the San Joaquin Valley, a land rich in the traditions and representation of Native American peoples and cultures.
Our Students: California State University, Fresno is committed to serving our students with a focus on inclusion. Fresno State has been recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI); an Asian American/Native American/Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI); and has been designated to the Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
Required Education (from an accredited institution or foreign equivalent.):
- A doctorate (Ph.D.) in Agricultural Business, Agricultural Economics, or closely related disciplines from an accredited (or equivalent) institution.
- Applicants nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) may be considered; however, for appointment, the doctorate must be completed by August 1, 2024
- Evidence of teaching at the university level or interest in undergraduate teaching,
- Evidence of scholarly productivity,
- Evidence of effective communication skills,
- A commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
- Experience with the use of instructional technology,
- Experience establishing close working relationships with agricultural industries, organizations, and/or governmental agencies,
- Experience obtaining external grants /contracts,
- Evidence of commitment to distance learning, online teaching, and/or service learning
- Experience working collaboratively on multidisciplinary teams,
- Experience or interest in supervision of undergraduate senior projects, student research, advising student clubs and national competition teams,
- A record of active participation or leadership roles in relevant professional organizations.
Application Procedures: To ensure full consideration, applicants should submit all application materials by January 29, 2024; review of applications may continue until the position is filled. This position automatically closes on March 31, 2024. Note: All positions at Fresno State are subject to funding availability.
Apply online at: http://careers.csufresno.edu
Attach the following:
- Letter of interest or cover letter specifically addressing
- Required experience and preferred qualifications
- Include teaching experience or interest
- Current curriculum vitae
- Names and contact information of three professional references
- Statement addressing your commitment to working with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds
Candidates invited for an on-campus visit must submit by mail/e-mail within the designated deadline. The Search Chair will send information and requests for these items:
- Three current letters of recommendation (dated within 12 months of full consideration date.)
- Official transcripts
Committee Information and Search process:
Search Chair: Dr. T. A. Lone
Department of Agricultural Business
Jordan College of Agricultural Science & Technology
About Fresno State
California State University, Fresno is an engaged university. We focus on broadening students' intellectual horizons, fostering lifelong learning skills, developing the leaders of tomorrow, promoting community involvement, and instilling an appreciation of world cultures. We nurture cultural competence by celebrating the rich diversity of the campus community and welcoming the participation of all. Members of the University community work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Fresno State is committed and dedicated to creating a university known for its integrity, civility, equity, respect, and ethical behavior.
Fresno State is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI). The university has had a strong history of service and preparation of educators since the institution’s founding as a Normal School in 1911. Fresno State is ranked sixth in the nation for social mobility in the Wall Street Journal/College Pulse 2024 Best Colleges. Fresno State is ranked 26th in the nation by Washington Monthly for social mobility, research, and promoting public service. The campus is classified as an R2 university (Doctoral Universities – High Research Activity) per the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education
Tenure-Track Faculty members gain a clear path to tenure through the University's Probationary Plan Process. For additional information, please visit: www.fresnostate.edu/academics/facultyaffairs/procedures/facultyrtp/. We value our commitment to the success of our faculty by providing services from the Center for Faculty Excellence to Research and Sponsored Programs.
Commensurate with education and experience the anticipated hiring range is $7,400-$7,700 per month for Assistant Professor (12 monthly payments per academic year). As a member of the 23-campus CSU System, we offer an extremely competitive benefits package.
About the College and Department:
The Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology offers high quality undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education programs in the major areas of agricultural business; animal sciences and agricultural education; food science and nutrition; industrial technology; plant science; and viticulture and enology. Faculty and students conduct applied research and public service in selected areas of agriculture, food sciences, industrial technology, and family sciences. Programs combine a science, technology, and management focus with experiential learning. The Jordan College maintains an enrollment of approximately 1,700 undergraduate and 100 graduate students from diverse backgrounds up and down the state of California, as well as from nations across the globe. On campus and throughout the community, our students engage in learning science, technology, and management not just in the classroom, but by experience – on our 1,000-acre on-campus University Agricultural Laboratory. And these are not the only activity opportunities: Students enjoy active lifestyles on campus through social and athletic events and gain a sense of community by participating in more than 250 clubs and organizations, including more than 30 within the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology.
The award-winning Agricultural Business Program at California State University, Fresno is a pacesetter--having been recognized as a national model for other colleges and universities by the Agribusiness Education Project, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and comprised of agricultural industry leaders and higher education scholars from around the country. The agricultural business curriculum is a comprehensive and integrative program of economic principles and business applications with a problem-solving orientation and a practical experience emphasis.
The Fresno State campus sits in the midst of the San Joaquin Valley, a valley rich in the traditions and representation of Native American peoples and cultures. We are grateful to be in the traditional homelands of the Yokuts and Mono peoples, whose diverse tribal communities share stewardship over this land.
Other Campus Information:
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A background check (including criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily for this position. Any offer of employment may be withdrawn, or employment may be terminated based upon the results of the background investigation.
The person holding this position is considered a "limited reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements outlined in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment. You can obtain a copy of this Executive order by accessing the following website: http://www.calstate.edu/eo/EO-1083.html.
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