Associate/Full Professor, Boehlje Chair in Managerial Economics for Agribusiness
Advertiser: Department of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University
Field(s) of specialization: Business Economics
Position type(s): Associate Professor, Full Professor
Location of job: 403 West State Street, Krannert Building Room 652, West Lafayette, Indiana, 47907, United States
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: Continuing/permanent
Letters of reference required: 3
Application deadline: 20 Dec 2023 midnight UTC (no longer accepting applications)
Current search status: Reviewing applications
Posting end date: 20 Dec 2023
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video
Ad text:

Associate or Full Professor with Tenure, Appointments at the rank of Associate Professor with tenure presume evidence of excellence in scholarship that establishes the individual as a significant contributor to the field or profession, with potential for national distinction. Appointments at the rank of Professor presume national distinction in scholarship, as evident in the candidate's wide recognition and outstanding contributions to the field or profession. The rank of the appointment will be determined based on the applicant’s prior scholarly impact, leadership experiences, and national and international reputation as determined by the faculty.

Location: Department of Agricultural Economics, College of Agriculture, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA

Principal Duties:

The successful candidate is expected to develop a nationally recognized engagement, research, and teaching program. The department has a high-profile reputation for working with the agribusiness industry to address challenges and opportunities that help move the industry forward. The successful candidate will be expected to enhance the department's reputation by actively engaging with food and agribusiness industry leaders. The department’s Center for Food and Agricultural Business (CAB) is a key facilitator of the department's industry engagement. The department strongly encourages the successful candidate to both engage in and lead CAB programs.

The department encourages the successful candidate to pursue high quality scholarly research in the areas of managerial decision-making, agribusiness strategy, supply chain management, entrepreneurship and/or related areas such as decision sciences, data analytics, innovation, technology adoption, etc. The candidate is expected to publish in high-impact peer reviewed journals, mentor graduate students, and secure external funding.

The department has a reputation for teaching excellence across the university and the successful hire is expected to contribute toward this reputation. The candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses that will provide students with the economic tools and analytic approaches necessary to become effective managerial decision makers. Potential exists for teaching distance courses. The specific courses and course load will depend on the candidate and department needs.

Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in agricultural economics, managerial economics, business management, economics, marketing, 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. This position will be the inaugural Boehlje Chair in Managerial Economics which provides an annual stipend to support this position’s program.

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

2) The candidate’s C.V.

3) A Diversity and inclusion statement explaining how the candidate’s teaching, scholarship, and mentoring, helps foster and advance diversity, equity, and inclusion,

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

5) A Statement of teaching philosophy and vision,

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 December 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.

Submission materials required
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Job market paper
  • Additional paper (optional)
  • Additional paper (optional)
  • Other material (in one file) (optional)
  • Cover letter
  • Video presentation of job market paper (optional)
  • Letters of reference: 3
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