003757-2017 - Assistant Professor in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics 

Nature of Position

Tenure-track faculty position in applied economics focused on environmental and natural resource topics, with primary responsibility in research and additional responsibilities in teaching. This is an academic year appointment with potential to access additional summer salary. This position is available as of August 2018.

Principal Duties

The Department of Agricultural Economics seeks a candidate in the area of environmental and natural resource economics to build on its strong tradition of applied economic analysis. The successful candidate will pursue rigorous research, be well trained in economic theory and quantitative methods, demonstrate interest and aptitude in policy-relevant research, and secure extramural financial support for their research. The successful candidate will also contribute to teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels. The department has a large graduate program providing opportunities to teach advanced courses and collaborate with graduate students. Opportunities exist to participate in the activities of Purdue Centers, among them the Purdue Climate Change Research Center, the Purdue Center for the Environment, the Purdue Energy Center, the Purdue Center for Global Food Security, the Purdue Policy Research Institute, and the Purdue Water Community. The department has a rich tradition of providing research-based contributions to public policy debates surrounding agricultural markets and policy, and was recently ranked by the CWUR World University Rankings as #4 in the world among departments focusing on agricultural economics and policy. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to Purdue’s mission surrounding multidisciplinary research to identify and address pressing issues facing Indiana and the world.


A Ph.D. in agricultural economics, economics, or a related field and evidence of outstanding quantitative research skills. In addition, strong oral and written communications skills are required, as is interest in teaching and collaborative research with graduate students and colleagues. The Ph.D. is required by the start of the appointment. Salary is commensurate with training and experience.

The College

The Department is an integral part of the College of Agriculture, one of the world’s leading colleges of agricultural, food, life, and natural resource sciences and ranked eighth globally in the 2016 QS World University Rankings. The College is deeply committed to the three land-grant missions (teaching, research, and extension), to international activities and perspectives that span all missions, and to excellence in all we do.  The College has 11 academic departments and includes 325 faculty members, 2782 undergraduate students, and 690 graduate students. The College’s strategic plan can be accessed at https://ag.purdue.edu/plan/Pages/default.aspx

Application Procedure

Send applications to EconJobMarket.org here https://www.econjobmarket.org/postings.php?posid=4666 Your application must include the following: 1) Cover letter, 2) Job market paper or other writing sample, 3) Curriculum Vitae, 4) Graduate transcripts, 5) Contact information for three references. The cover letter must include a short statement describing your research and teaching interests. The Department of Agricultural Economics is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, highlighting past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion. Please name your application files: LastName.cv, LastName.cover_letter, etc.

A background check is required for employment in this position. Screening of applicants will begin November 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. For further information contact Debby Weber: weberdl@purdue.edu   Job Description posted at: https://ag.purdue.edu/agecon/Pages/Job-Opportunities.aspx 

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.


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