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Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Economics of Food Supply Chains

Title: Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Economics of Food Supply Chains

  • Employer: Purdue University (Department of Agricultural Economics)
  • Location: United States
  • Position Type: Assistant Professor
  • Deadline: Jan 9, 2018

  • Job Description:

    Principal Duties: The Department of Agricultural Economics is seeking a self-directed, academic-year assistant professor 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.

    Qualifications: 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 Ph.D. is required by the start of the appointment.

    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, and 5) Contact information for three references. The cover letter must include a short statement describing 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.Candidates must also specifically address in the cover letter diversity concerns related to at least one of these areas above, 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.coverletter, 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: 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.