Extension Assistant Professor – Farm Business Management and Agricultural Taxation in Raleigh, NC

North Carolina State University

Posting Information

Posting Number


Internal Recruitment


Working Title

Extension Assistant Professor – Farm Business Management and Agricultural Taxation

Anticipated Hiring Range

Commensurate with Experience

Work Schedule

Monday – Friday (40 hours per week, with flexibility)

Job Location

Raleigh, NC


Agriculture and Resource Economics

About the Department

The Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ARE) embodies excellence in research, teaching, and extension in the economics of agriculture and the economics of natural resources and the environment. Dedicated, student-focused faculty teach diverse courses and nurture industry connections to help students pursue rewarding careers. Researchers engage students in relevant, applied research. Extension specialists and associates conduct research-based education and training activities that benefit local and global communities including North Carolina’s vibrant agricultural sector (9th ranked nationally in cash receipts from farming in 2022 (USDA NASS)).

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 via the Economics Graduate Program, offers a Master of Science degree and a Master of Economics degree, 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.

ARE is part of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, which conducts outstanding research, teaching, and extension programs and plays a vital role in North Carolina agriculture, food and fiber systems, environmental quality enhancement, and economic development. ARE is housed in Nelson Hall along with The Poole College of Management (PCOM) on the NCSU Campus in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Essential Job Duties

The Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics at North Carolina State University is seeking a non-tenure track Extension Assistant Professor to take a lead role in the Department’s farm management extension outreach and classroom education programs. The two main responsibilities for this individual are to a) provide leadership in cooperative extension education in farm business management across North Carolina, and b) develop expertise in farm and rural taxation issues and participate in delivering income tax schools in collaboration with the Office of Professional Development (OPD) in the Division of the McKimmon Center for Extension and Continuing Education. NCSU Income Tax Schools educate tax professionals and others about tax rules and regulations applicable to farmers and agriculture-related families and businesses. As such, the schools are a key educational channel for extension training on agricultural and rural taxation.

This position is a non-tenure track position with responsibilities in extension (70%) and teaching (30%) over a recurring 9-month term. The individual in this position will produce education programming through North Carolina Cooperative Extension (ces.ncsu.edu) based on their expertise in farm management and tax issues. The individual will a) develop publications and educational program materials on critical topics in farm management and agribusiness taxation directly affecting North Carolina farm families, rural landowners, and agribusinesses; b) engage various constituent groups and work with state and area cooperative extension specialists and agents to develop educational programs that meet clientele needs; c) disseminate information through county cooperative extension faculty and via presentations, websites, publications, conferences, producer meetings, and other appropriate channels; and d) collaborate with the NC State University Office of Professional Development to coordinate and conduct the NC State Tax Schools (including the provision of programmatic and subject matter expertise for NC State’s Tax School tax education programs). This individual will represent NC State University on the National Farm Income Tax Extension Committee.

This individual will teach 2 courses per year in the NC State University undergraduate Agribusiness Management program and/or the Agricultural Institute. Teaching responsibilities will be assigned in accordance with the individual’s expertise and are expected to be closely aligned with the cooperative extension program expectations (e.g. farm and agribusiness management, agricultural taxation). The individual will also contribute to undergraduate student advising. Although this position does not have a research appointment, extension assistant professors are still expected to author or co-author peer reviewed publications in journals related to their areas of expertise.

This individual will also be expected to drive around the state of North Carolina for occasional meetings, events, etc., as well as perform other duties as assigned.

Other Responsibilities


Minimum Education and Experience

PhD degree in Agricultural Economics, Finance, Accounting, or a terminal degree in another closely related area of study.

Other Required Qualifications

Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in extension education/outreach, and experience with agribusinesses.
Credentials such as a current CPA certificate or Enrolled Agent.
Prior teaching experience.

Required License(s) or Certification(s)

Valid NC driver’s license or the ability to obtain within 60 days of start.

Valid NC Driver’s License required


Commercial Driver’s License required


Recruitment Dates and Special Instructions

Job Open Date


Anticipated Close Date

Open Until Filled, however, the evaluation of applicants will start on November 1, and interviews may be held in 2023.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicant required documents: Cover Letter, CV, Contact Information for Professional References.

Position Details

Position Number


Position Type

Non-Tenure-Track Faculty

Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week)



9 Month Recurring

Mandatory Designation – Adverse Weather

Non Mandatory – Adverse Weather

Mandatory Designation – Emergency Events

Mandatory – Medical Emergencies

Department ID

118001 – Ag & Resource Economics


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. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process are welcome to contact 919-515-3148 to speak with a representative at the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

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