Assistant Professor - Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
Advertiser: Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Connecticut
Field(s) of specialization: Environmental; Ag. Econ.
Position type(s): Assistant Professor
Location of job: 1376 Storrs Road, WB Young Building, Storrs, CT, 06269, United States
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: 2024-08-23
Job duration: Continuing/permanent
Letters of reference required: 3
Current search status: Position filled
Posting end date: 11 Dec 2023
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video starting December, 2023.
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Note from EJM: On 2023.11.15 the recruiter changed the deadline for this position.

Assistant Professor - Environmental and Natural Resource Economics


The Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Connecticut, within the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources, invites applications for a faculty position at the Assistant Professor rank. Successful candidates will contribute to the mission of the University and College through research and teaching portfolios that address issues in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics. The Department is especially interested in applicants with a research focus on Energy. This is a full-time, 9-month tenure-track position with 50% teaching and 50% research appointment. The anticipated start date is August 23, 2024. The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Develop a high-quality grant-funded research program, publish in leading academic journals, and actively participate in national and international academic conferences in energy, environmental, and/or resource economics as well as other fields in applied economics and economics.
  • Share a deep commitment to effective instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels and mentoring of students leading to their professional development.
  • Broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; demonstrate a commitment to and support of, diversity in the learning experience through research, teaching, and/or public engagement; and integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods and research tools.
  • Contribute to a collegial and welcoming atmosphere for all members of the Department to grow and thrive professionally.

The Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Connecticut is part of the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources (CAHNR). The successful candidate’s research and/or teaching will address key issues related to the College’s Strategic Vision areas

  • Ensure a vibrant agricultural industry and sustainable food supply
  • Enhance health and well-being locally, nationally, and globally
  • Dismantle structural racism and foster environments that advance racial equity, inclusion, and belonging by advocating for antiracist policies, practices, and norms
  • Advance resilience and adaptation in a changing climate
  • Foster sustainable landscapes across urban-rural interfaces.

Founded in 1881, UConn is a Land Grant and Sea Grant institution and member of the Space Grant Consortium. It is the state’s flagship institution of higher education and includes a main campus in Storrs, CT, four regional campuses throughout the state, and 13 Schools and Colleges, including a Law School in Hartford, and Medical and Dental Schools at the UConn Health campus in Farmington. The University has approximately 10,000 faculty and staff and 32,000 students, including nearly 24,000 undergraduates and over 8,000 graduate and professional students. UConn is a Carnegie Foundation R1 (highest research activity) institution, among the top 25 public universities in the nation. Through research, teaching, service, and outreach, UConn embraces diversity and cultivates leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship in its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. UConn promotes the health and well-being of citizens by enhancing the social, economic, cultural, and natural environments of the state and beyond. The University serves as a beacon of academic and research excellence as well as a center for innovation and social service to communities. UConn is a leader in many scholarly, research, and innovation areas. Today, the path forward includes exciting opportunities and notable challenges. Record numbers of undergraduate applications and support for student success have enabled the University to become extraordinarily selective.


  • Teach three courses per year at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the economics of environmental and natural resources. Serve as advisor and mentor to undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Develop a nationally and internationally recognized research program in the economics of environmental and natural resources, with a focus on areas of growing societal importance and need, analyzing issues in energy, climate change, and local and global environmental sustainability.
  • Secure external funding to support graduate student research.


  • Ph.D. in agricultural and resource economics (or related field) or economics. The successful candidate must have completed all degree requirements by the appointment date.
  • Excellent training in microeconomic theory and quantitative methods.
  • Demonstrated trajectory of nationally and internationally recognized research in energy, environmental, and/or resource economics.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.


  • Strong publication record and teaching experience in energy, environmental, and/or resource economics.
  • Demonstrated ability to secure extramural grants.
  • Participation in large coordinated interdisciplinary research projects for addressing social challenges.


This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor with 50% teaching and 50% research appointment. The successful candidate’s academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus. Faculty may also be asked to teach at one of UConn’s regional campuses as part of their ordinary workload. The anticipated start date is August 23, 2024. Salary will be highly competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.


Please apply online to EconJobMarket and submit the following application materials:

  • Cover letter summarizing how academic qualifications and experience meet the position requirements (maximum two pages)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Research and scholarship statement (including a summary of how current professional accomplishments and goals of future research will contribute to CAHNR’s success in achieving its Strategic Vision)
  • Teaching statement
  • Commitment to diversity statement
  • A job market paper and other samples of research, including published journal articles
  • Graduate transcripts
  • Contact information for three professional reference letter writers

Review of applications will begin on December 11, 2023, and continue until a successful candidate is selected. Inquiries should be sent by email to For more information regarding the Agricultural and Resource Economics, please visit the Department's website at

At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence is complemented by our commitment to building a culturally diverse community.

This position will be filled subject the budgetary approval.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at

All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce. The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner. This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all. We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

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