Assistant Professor, State and Local 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: 2 Mar 2023
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video starting November, 2022.
Ad text:

The successful candidate is expected to conduct extension and applied research activities related to state, county, municipal, and school budgets, revenues, and expenses. Specifically, the individual will help state and local government officials and county extension educators understand and project fiscal policy. This may include budget, property tax, income tax, land use, and school funding issues. In addition, the candidate is expected to publish in high-impact peer reviewed journals, to mentor graduate students, and to secure external grant funding around these issues. In addition to primary outreach and applied research activities, the successful candidate will teach about one course per year.

Active participation in undergraduate and graduate education by teaching, mentoring, chairing and serving on graduate committees, supervising undergraduate research projects and publishing research results with students is also expected. The department has a reputation for teaching excellence within both the college and university. Potential exists for teaching distance courses. The successful candidate is expected to contribute toward enhancing teaching excellence.

The successful candidate is expected to have a Ph.D. in agricultural economics, business management, economics, public policy, or another closely related field. This is an 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

Application and Materials:

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 outreach and teaching philosophy and vision,

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

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 November 1, 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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