Assistant Professor, Agricultural Finance
Advertiser: Department of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University
Field(s) of specialization: Finance
Position type(s): Assistant Professor
Location of job: 403 West State Street, Krannert Building Room 652, West Lafayette, Indiana, 47907, United States
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: 2023-08-14
Job duration: Continuing/permanent
Letters of reference required: 3
Current search status: Position filled
Posting end date: 31 Dec 2022
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video starting October, 2022.
Ad text:

The Department of Agricultural Economics is seeking a self-directed, academic year tenure-track faculty member to develop an internationally recognized program of scholarly research, teaching, and outreach in agricultural finance. The Department has a strong group of faculty focused on agricultural finance and related topics and the successful applicant will contribute to the Department’s expertise and national reputation in this arena.

The successful candidate will develop a high-quality scholarly research program in agricultural finance. The candidate is expected to publish in high-impact peer reviewed journals, to mentor graduate students, and to secure external grant funding.

Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate courses with a typical course load being two to three courses per year. Potential exists for teaching distance courses. Example courses the successful candidate may be expected to teach include agricultural finance, agribusiness management, microeconomics, or related courses.

All faculty in the department are expected to contribute to all three pillars of the land grant mission including engagement and outreach. The Department is home to a number of applied research centers with a proven track record of engagement with stakeholders. A range of college and university resources are also available to provide opportunities for funding, impact, and engagement.

The successful candidate is expected to have a Ph.D. in agricultural economics, finance, business management, economics, or another closely related field. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. This is a 9-month, academic year appointment.

Salary and Benefits: Salary is competitive and commensurate with education, training, and professional experience. An excellent fringe benefit package includes a retirement program, medical, and life and disability insurance.

The Department: The Department of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University has 38 tenure track faculty, over 450 undergraduate students across four majors, and over 100 graduate students. The department’s research and education activities are conducted on a wide array of issues that include agribusiness management, sales, experimental economics, industrial organization, decision sciences, development, trade, policy, macroeconomics, production, consumption, and environmental and resource issues.

The College: The Department of Agricultural Economics 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 in the world in the 2022 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 302 faculty, 2823 undergraduate students, and 769 graduate students. The College’s current strategic plan can be accessed at


Applying for this position is a two-step process.

· Candidates must submit materials to

· Candidates must provide their name and upload their CV at:

Application materials must include:

1.) Cover letter that speaks to the candidate’s qualifications for and interests in the position as described herein with contact information,

2.) C.V.,

3.) Diversity and inclusion statement explaining how the candidate’s teaching, scholarship, and mentoring, has helped or will help to foster and advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in the department and the college,

4.) Statement of research interests and future research direction,

5.) Teaching statement,

6) A list of three professional references with contact information.

Purdue University’s Department of Agricultural Economics is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including discovery, instruction and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in a separate Diversity and Inclusion Statement, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

Purdue University, the College of Agriculture, and the Department of Agricultural Economics are committed to free and open inquiry in all matters. Candidates are encouraged to address in their cover letter how they are prepared to contribute to a climate that values free inquiry and academic freedom.

Screening of applicants will begin on October 17, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. A background check is required for employment in this position. For additional information contact Tracy Buck at

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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