University of Puerto Rico
Mayagüez Campus
Human Resources Office
Recruitment Division

Telephone: 832-4040 Ext. 3159, 3045 Fax 831-1720
Announcement Number: 20-05
Position Title: 20-05 Assistant Professor-Economics and Rural Sociology Department
Job Series: Teaching
Base Salary: $62,256.00
Opening date: December 18, 2020
Closing Date: February 18, 2021
Available to : General Public
Type of Appoiment: Teaching
Point of Contact: Sra. Madelyn Ríos Rivera, MBA
 Email: n/a
 Tel: 787-832-4040 ext. 3159 y/o 3045
Location of Position: Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology

Minimum Requirements
Doctor in Philosophy degree in Agribusiness, Agricultural Economics, or related area, from an accredited institution and completion of all requirements by date of hire. Excellent performance in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses will be expected of the selected candidate. Must demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching in areas of agricultural management and agribusiness; accounting, agricultural marketing, finance, and theoretical and quantitative methods, focusing on agricultural sector. Aiming at developing a sustained mentoring program of graduate students. Ability to work in a multidisciplinary environment. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Spanish. Working knowledge of Spanish is desirable or willingness to learn.

This is a full-time tenure track appointment (100%, 9-month teaching appointment). It is anticipated that the person in this position will work closely with other faculty members (research and/or extension). Faculty responsibilities include teaching graduate and undergraduate courses, coordinate undergraduate teaching laboratories, mentor graduate students, participate in faculty committees, professional service, and improvement activities. The selected candidate will also perform any other reasonably related duties assigned by the Department Chairman, including writing grant proposals to obtain external funding for research.


Please send the following documents to the address below or send PDF to the e-mail provided:
1. Letter of Intent
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Undergraduate, Graduate, and PhD official transcripts
4. Three (3) Professional References

Dr. Alwin J. Jiménez-Maldonado

University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus

Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology

Call Box 9000

Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 00681- 9000

Telephone: (787) 832-4040, ext. 3860, 2471

Fax: 787-265-3860


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Submitted CEE-SA-2020-3873

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