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Tenure Track Professor in Agricultural Analytics and Production

Title: Tenure Track Professor in Agricultural Analytics and Production

  • Employer: Purdue University (Department of Agricultural Economics)
  • Location: United States
  • Position Type: Assistant or Associate Professor
  • Deadline: Dec 15, 2017

  • Job Description:

    Principal Duties: Purdue University’s department of agricultural economics is seeking an applied economist for an academic year appointment at the assistant/associate professor level to develop and/or lead a nationally recognized research, engagement or teaching program in any area of agricultural economics that is directed towards farm-level decision making. Specific areas of interest that have substantial overlap with the department’s areas of expertise include economic analysis of precision agricultural production technology, agricultural production sustainability, and risk. We are particularly interested in candidates who also bring strong quantitative analysis skills and experience working with layered data sets related to agricultural production. The candidate may teach undergraduate and/or graduate level courses.

    This faculty position complements a variety of both new and existing positions within the department as well as within the College of Agriculture. Within the department, this position is complementary to numerous tenure-track faculty searches upcoming in the next one to two years. Within the college, there is an initiative to hire six faculty over the next two years as part of a cluster hire to leverage existing strengths in digital agriculture. Digital agriculture has the potential to create a continuum from the sensing of data, to the handling and analysis of the data, ending with action on this information (then with feedback through a cycle) within the food system. These hires, expected in Agricultural & Biological Engineering, Agricultural Economics, and Agronomy, will complement digital agriculture strengths in these programs, as well as those in Botany & Plant Pathology, Entomology, and Horticulture. Additionally, there will be many opportunities to collaborate across colleges within the university.

    Qualifications: The candidate must have a Ph.D. in agricultural economics or economics, with expertise in microeconomic theory and quantitative methods applied to problems related to farm-level decision-making. This position requires a strong ability to communicate orally and in writing when working in the classroom or in public forums. The Ph.D is required by the start of the appointment. 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, 2782 undergraduate students, and 690 graduate students. The College’s strategic plan can be accessed at

    Application Procedure: Send applications to here [Applink] Your application must include 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, teaching and engagement interests. Additionally, the Department and College are committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Therefore, candidates must also specifically address in the cover letter diversity concerns related to at least one of these areas, 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.cover_letter, etc.

    Screening of applicants will begin October 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. A background check is required for employment in this position.
    For further information, contact Debby Weber:
    Job Description posted at

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

  • This position has closed. Applications are no longer accepted.