Job Details

SUNY Morrisville
  • Position Number: 5372814
  • Location: Morrisville, NY
  • Position Type: Agriculture - Agricultural Economics & Agribusiness

Prodig Visiting Professor Postdoctoral Fellow for Food and Agribusiness

SUNY Morrisville


SUNY Morrisville, a college that leverages the expansive resources of the State University of New York, is a model of innovative applied education. Located in the center of New York State, the college offers students hands-on, experiential learning in modern classrooms and specialized facilities, many of which are rare or one-of-a-kind in higher education. Morrisville's 3,000 students - who come from diverse backgrounds across the state and around the world - choose from more than 80 associate and bachelor degree programs that embrace agriculture, technology, business, social sciences, including Psychology, Criminal Justice, and the liberal arts. An internship program that prepares students for success in the 21st-century workplace ranks among the top ten in the nation. At Morrisville, motivated students work alongside talented faculty members - many with field experience - to imagine, build, and test practical, sustainable solutions to some of the fundamental questions confronting a shrinking world with diminishing resources.

The Morrisville campus is 30 miles southeast of Syracuse and 30 miles southwest of Utica; it is a half-hour drive from the New York State Thruway with easy access to Albany (two hours), Rochester (two hours), Buffalo (three hours) and New York City (four hours).

The Norwich Campus of SUNY Morrisville has been serving the Norwich community and the surrounding areas for more than 46 years, offering students associate degree options such as Criminal Justice, Computer Information Technology, and Nursing. The campus is also used by businesses, not-for-profits and community partners for training, events and videoconferencing.

The Syracuse Educational Opportunity Center (EOC), administered by SUNY Morrisville, provides the urban community of Syracuse with innovative academic programs leading to higher education as well as vocational training programs leading to gainful employment and economic self-sufficiency.

Recognizing the importance of diversity in assuring the success of students and graduates in an increasingly global environment, SUNY Morrisville is committed to equity and inclusion in all aspects of hiring and employment.


Campus Title: PRODiG+ Postdoctoral Fellow for Food and Agribusiness

Budget Title: PRODiG+ Fellow

Unit: UUP, view our state benefits here!

Salary: $65,000

Duration: This position follows a 10-month academic year schedule for a two-year term.


The SUNY PRODiG+ Fellowship program (Promoting Recruitment, Opportunity, Diversity, Inclusion and Growth) is a collaborative program of the thirteen comprehensive colleges in the SUNY system aiming to (1) increase the number and share of excellent diverse faculty committed to advancing the ideals of diversity, equity, and inclusion; and (2) strengthen the pipeline for retention and support of those faculty. Increased representation of faculty members who have a demonstrated commitment to such ideals is important to building a community for success and well-being of our students.

Program Benefits:

PRODiG+ Fellows will receive a two-year non-renewable contract*
Meaningful mentorship - on-campus pairing with senior faculty members and participants as part of the SUNY PRODiG+ cohort.
Competitive Salary and Summer Research Stipend
Campus support for professional development
Manageable teaching load for graduate-level instruction
Support for PRODiG+ fellow in research, writing, and publishing
Moving expense stipend
Access to travel funds
*It is expected that this position will transition to a renewable contract after these 2-years, based on performance and campus need.

Read more about the SUNY PRODiG+ program here!

Brief Description of Duties:

SUNY Morrisville seeks a postdoctoral fellow to support our Master of Science in Food and Agribusiness program. This is a two-year term position in our Master of Science in Food and Agribusiness & Bachelor of Business Administration Program in Agricultural Business Development.

Learn more about our one-of-a-kind Programs using the links below and join our team!

The successful candidate will be a collaborative team member of the Agricultural Business department, eager to support the development of the next generation of Agricultural Business and Economics professionals.

Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Curriculum Development & Classroom Instruction

A teaching load of 3:4 (21 Credit hours at graduate level).
Primary focus on graduate Food & Agribusiness and undergraduate Agricultural Business curriculum. This includes collaboration with the departments to support the development and improvement of these program areas.

Research & Student Mentorship

Provide support for student research projects and theses.
Provide guidance and support to students throughout their educational journey, including recruiting students to join our program, academic advising & retention, career counseling, supervision of student interns, and support student clubs.
Foster a student-centered approach that emphasizes individual growth and prepares students for the challenges of careers as leaders in the field of Agricultural Economics and Business.
Conference attendance to promote personal and student research projects.


Minimum Qualifications

Eligible to work in the United States without visa sponsorship.
A Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness, or a relevant terminal degree from an accredited institution completed prior to the start date.
Demonstrated personal, academic, and/or work experience engaging with diversity, equity, and inclusion and/or a commitment to facilitating and enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in the campus community. Such experience may include, but is not limited to, an academic/scholarly track record focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion; work, volunteer/unpaid/community service; or related experience/expertise in serving underserved or vulnerable areas and/or populations.
Research Experience: A strong research record of accomplishment, evidenced by publications or working papers.
Some experience teaching or working as a college-level instructor.

Preferred Qualifications:

Demonstrated expertise in Agricultural Economics.
Holds a PMP or has Project Management experience.
Strong interpersonal and communication (both written and oral) skills.

Preference will be given to candidates who are:

Current SUNY students, alumni, and/or Fellows.
From a low-income background (e.g., Pell-eligible as undergraduates), were first-generation college students (students whose parents have not earned a bachelor's degree), have overcome adversity, are AmeriCorps alumni, or are veterans
The PRODiG+ Fellowship is open to any and all prospective candidates regardless of race, color, national origin, or sex, and is consistent with all current governing federal and state nondiscrimination law. All application submissions will be assessed and evaluated in accordance with the required eligibility criteria.

Please upload the below documents with your application:

Cover Letter
Three employment references (we will not contact references without prior permission)
All candidates must respond to the following essay prompt in 750 words or less:
- Please describe how you've engaged, facilitated, and/or enhanced and inclusion efforts in the campus. Examples could include personal, academic, and/or work experience and include, but is not limited an academic/scholarly track record focused on and inclusion; work, volunteer/unpaid/ community service; or related experience/expertise in underserved or vulnerable areas and/or populations.


SUNY Morrisville is committed to creating a vibrant community enriched by diverse perspectives, talents and experiences, and prohibits discrimination in employment based on gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, physical capability, age, creed, sexual identity, veteran status, and economic means. We encourage applications from candidates who share this commitment and will contribute to the diversity of our college community, especially members of historically under-represented groups. AA/EEO/ADA

In accordance with the "Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act" institutions of higher education are required to prepare an annual report containing information on campus security policies and campus statistics. This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on-campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by SUNY Morrisville; and on property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a printed copy of this report by contacting SUNY Morrisville University Police at (315) 684-6410, Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities at (315) 684-6070, Office of Human Resources at (315) 684-6038 and or by accessing the following web site

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Application Deadline: Although applications will be accepted until the position is filled, candidates should submit their application by as soon as possible, to assure optimal consideration.

Application Procedure: Application materials are required to be submitted on-line at;jsessionid=674F892145DE8313EAAF02355583F031?JOBID=177123

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