003748-2017 - Assistant Professor in Economics of Food Supply Chains

Principal Duties

The Department of Agricultural Economics is seeking a self-directed, academic-year faculty member to develop a renowned program of scholarly research and teaching in the area of agricultural and food supply chains. Topics of interest include: vertical and horizontal relationships among firms in food and agricultural markets; consumer demand for and provision of credence attributes (food safety, environmental sustainability, production processes, etc.); public policies such as labeling or geographic restrictions on production or procurement; information and communication technologies for supply chain organization. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and/or graduate level courses and advise students. The successful candidate will publish their work in peer-reviewed outlets, attract extramural support for their research program, and engage food and agribusiness leaders and managers. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with a core group of scholars who focus on the economics of food and agricultural markets and food and agribusiness management.


Candidate must have a Ph.D. in agricultural economics, economics, or related field. We seek candidates with a solid grounding in microeconomics, excellent quantitative skills, and research and teaching interests related to the supply chain in food and agriculture. The position requires the ability to communicate effectively with scholars, students, industry leaders, and policymakers alike.

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, 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=4597 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.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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