The individual filling this position will have a tenure home in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology (AERS) and will be an affiliate faculty member of the College of Business and Economics (CBE). S/he will provide leadership for the Agricultural Commodity Risk Management program in AERS and the Barker Capital Trading and Management program in CBE. The Endowed Chair will teach in support of undergraduate and graduate programs.
The Endowed Chair will conduct rigorous research related to risks that arise throughout the agricultural supply chain from farm to fork: including but not limited to risks stemming from factors related to production, environment, price fluctuations, logistics and transportation, variable policies, labor, biosecurity, and food safety. It is expected that the research program will be supported by nationally competitive grants and the research results will be published in high quality journals.
In addition, the Endowed Chair will provide important outreach to regional stakeholders, including but not limited to commodity groups, agribusinesses, producers, financial institutions, market participants and policy makers on agricultural and supply chain risk management strategies. Relative position responsibilities in the areas of teaching, research, outreach and service are negotiable upon hire.
The activities of the Endowed Chair will be supported by proceeds from an endowment established by the Idaho Wheat Commission.
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