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Program Associate

Position Deleted on 5/31/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Fayetteville, AR
  • Admin - Laboratory and Research
  • Faculty - Agriculture - Agricultural Economics & Agribusiness
Full Time
Posting Number:

Department (BU) Code:
RIRE-Rice Branch Station

Minimum Qualifications:
A minimum of a BS degree in Agriculture Economics or related field plus three years of related experience or a MS degree in Agricultural Economics or related field. An ability to work on multi-disciplinary problems related to agricultural management is required. Qualitative and analytical skills in operations research, optimization, systems simulation, and/or econometrics are important. Good writing and communication skills are also required. Knowledge and experience with representative farm analysis is required.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please attach a cover letter, resume and three letters of reference and complete academic record as recorded on copies of official college transcripts. If unable to attach documents please contact Jamie Bentley @ Transcripts may be sent to Jamie Bentley, University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture, AFLS 215, Fayetteville, AR 72701.

Required Applicant Documents:
Cover Letter

Optional Applicant Documents:
Letter of Reference 1
Letter of Reference 2
Letter of Reference 3
Other Document
Other Document 1
Other Document 2

Recruitment Contact Information:
Dr. Brad Watkins
University of Arkansas
Rice Research & Extension Center
2900 Hwy 130 E
Stuttgart, AR 72160

Overall Purpose/Job Objective:
The University of Arkansas, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness has an opening for a Program Associate I focusing on production economics and farm management issues related to eastern Arkansas row crop agriculture with a strong emphasis on rice and soybeans. Topics may include evaluating the profitability and sustainability of rice and soybean-based cropping systems, water conservation and irrigation efficiency concerns, the farm level impact of government policy, development of management decision aids, and risk management. The researcher will prepare economic findings for publication, presentation at professional meetings, and presentation to specific clientele groups within the state.

Preferred Qualifications:
M.S. degree in Agricultural Economics or related field preferred. Experience with spreadsheets, data management, and simulation software is desired. Experience with development of crop enterprise budgets is desired. Knowledge and experience with representative farm analysis is required. Knowledge and experience with FLIPSIM or SIMETAR desired. Knowledge and experience with eastern Arkansas agriculture are also desired.

Salary/Hourly Range:
Commensurate with education and experience

Work Location/Building:
UofA, Rice Research & Extension Center, Stuttgart, AR
The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. All applicants are subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act and persons hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.
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