Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program Lecturer

North Carolina State University

United States

August 17, 2021


Posting Details Posting Number PG190874EP

Internal Recruitment No Working Title Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program Lecturer Anticipated Hiring Range Commensurate with Experience. Work Schedule Varied Teaching Schedule Job Location Raleigh, NC Department Ag & Resource Economics About the Department

“Agriculture in today's world is a business, whether it be processing and marketing agricultural products, farming, or supplying agricultural inputs. Consumers face a variety of choices that are impacted by policies and regulations, by micro and macro conditions affecting them, and by their individual circumstances and welfare. The Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics addresses important issues regarding the management of agricultural and related businesses, the functioning of agricultural markets, the protection and use of resources, the performance of government policies affecting agricultural and related industries, and the impacts of decisions made by consumers with respect to the purchase of food and fiber products.

ARE offers undergraduate major and minor programs in agricultural business management and a concentration in biological sciences business management within the agricultural business management program. At the graduate level, the department offers a Master of Science degree in agricultural economics, and a Ph.D. degree in economics. These instructional programs are enriched by faculty members with extension and research activities which contribute to the relevance and thoroughness of the teaching program.”

Essential Job Duties

  • The Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics at North Carolina State University is seeking a 9-month non-tenure track Lecturer to take a lead role in the Department's Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program. The Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program includes an undergraduate Minor in Agricultural Entrepreneurship and an Agribusiness Clinic in which students and faculty undertake entrepreneurship and other business projects sponsored by businesses and other institutions.

  • This position will teach on a recurring 9-month term, August through May. The incumbent will teach six courses/sections per year, including ARE 270 (Entrepreneurship I), ARE 370 (Entrepreneurship II), ARE 470 (Entrepreneurship III), Entrepreneurship IV (which is currently offered as a special topic), as well as one or more of the following: ARE 321 (Agricultural Finance), ARE 412 (Advanced Agribusiness Marketing), ARE 404 (Advanced Agribusiness Management), and a course in Agricultural Sales that is currently offered as a special topic.

  • The instructor will provide academic advising to students in the Agricultural Entrepreneurship Minor and to students in the Department's Agricultural Business Management major. Opportunities for summer employment and grant collaborations are possible as are opportunities to work with teams in the Agribusiness Clinic. The instructor will be a member of the leadership team responsible for the management of the Agricultural Entrepreneurship Program.

  • Other Responsibilities

  • Additional duties as assigned.
  • Minimum Education and Experience

  • Master's degree in an Entrepreneurship field, or related field.
  • At least 5 years of Entrepreneurship experience.
  • Other Required Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to teach is imperative.
  • Must have the ability to communicate orally and in writing and the skill to be an effective teacher in the classroom or other public forums.
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Doctorate degree in an Entrepreneurship field, or related field.
  • 10+ years of Entrepreneurship experience.
  • Prior teaching experience and agribusiness experience.
  • Required License(s) or Certification(s)


    Valid NC Driver's License required No Commercial Driver's License required No

    Job Open Date 03/26/2021

    Anticipated Close Date Open Until Filled. Special Instructions to Applicants

  • Applicant required documents: Cover Letter, CV, Contact Information for References
  • Position Number 00100514

    Position Type Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week) 1.00 Appointment 9 Month Recurring Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather Non Mandatory - Adverse Weather Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events Mandatory - Medical Emergencies Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No Department ID 118001 - Ag & Resource Economics AA/EOE

    NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

    If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

    Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at www. or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

    NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • How did you learn of this opportunity?
  • NCSU Website
  • NCSU Executive Search Services
  • Other Online Job Board
  • Carolina Job Finder / Employment Guide
  • Job / Career Fair
  • The Chronicle of Higher Education
  • HERC
  • Professional Journal
  • Print Advertisement (Newspaper / Periodical)
  • Professional Organization
  • Direct Contact from NCSU HR Representative / Recruiter
  • NCSU Employee Referral
  • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Other)
  • Other
  • If you learned about this vacancy from "other source" or "other website", please provide the source.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Do you have, or will you have by date of hire, a Master's degree in an Entrepreneurship field, or related field and at least 5 years of Entrepreneurship experience?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you have, or will you have by date of hire, a Doctorate degree in an Entrepreneurship field, or related field and 10+ years of Entrepreneurship experience?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you have prior teaching experience and agribusiness experience?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you have teaching experience at the college level?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Application Materials Required

    Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact Information for References
  • Optional Documents

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