003707-2017 - Assistant/Associate Professor - Food and Agricultural Business Management and Finance

Principal Duties

The Department of Agricultural Economics is seeking a self-directed, academic-year faculty member to develop an internationally recognized program of scholarly teaching, research, and/or outreach, in agribusiness management and finance. The Department has a strong group of professionals focused on agribusiness management and the successful applicant will contribute to the Department’s expertise and national reputation in this arena. This will include on-campus, off-campus, and on-line components.                                

The Department of Agricultural Economics has developed a reputation of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education by offering well-taught and rigorous curricula. The candidate will teach undergraduate and/or graduate level courses. The successful candidate will disseminate scholarly output on applied topics in agribusiness management and decision-making through peer reviewed journals, Extension outlets, executive education programs, and/or online communications. The successful candidate must be comfortable engaging executives and managers of food and agricultural businesses and financial institutions in developing the research/engagement agenda, securing extramural funding, and communicating results to agribusiness audiences. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work closely with the Department’s Center for Food and Agricultural Business and the Center for Commercial Agriculture as well as a variety of other College and University Centers and resources.


The candidate must have a Ph.D. in agricultural economics, economics, business, finance, management or other closely related field with outstanding expertise in microeconomic theory and quantitative methods applied to problems related to agribusiness managerial decision-making and leadership. This position requires a strong ability to communicate orally and in writing when working in the classroom or in public forums. Classroom teaching experience is preferred. Salary will be 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, 2736 undergraduate students, and 699 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: [Applink] Your application must include 1) Curriculum Vitae, 2) Job market paper or other writing sample, 3) Cover letter with a.) A short statement describing research, teaching and Extension interests, and b.) Additionally, the Department and College are 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, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion. Please also submit: 4) graduate transcripts, 5) contact information for three references.  Please name your application files: LastName.CV, LastName.Coverletter, etc.                                       

A background check is required for employment in this position. Screening of applicants will begin October 1, 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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