Assistant or Associate Professor of 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, Associate Professor
Location of job: 1376 Storrs Drive, WB Young, Storrs, CT, 06269, United States
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: 2023-08-23
Job duration: Continuing/permanent
Current search status: Position filled
Posting end date: 31 Jan 2023
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video starting December, 2022.
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Assistant or Associate Professor - Environmental and Natural Resource Economics


The Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Connecticut is seeking to hire an Assistant/Associate Professor in the area of Environmental and Natural Resource Economics. The position is full-time (9-month) tenure-track with the possibility of tenure at hire, depending on the record of research and teaching.

The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Conduct high-quality research publishable in leading academic journals and actively participate in national and international academic conferences in environmental and 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 fostering 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 (the University of Connecticut) 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, such as energy, climate change, and 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 environmental and natural resource economics.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.


  • Strong publication record and teaching experience in environmental and 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/Associate Professor with 50% teaching and 50% research appointment. The anticipated start date is August 23, 2023. Salary will be highly competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The successful candidate will be considered for tenure if hired as an Associate Professor, depending on the record of research and teaching.


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.
  • Job market paper and other samples of research, including published journal articles.
  • Graduate transcripts.
  • Contact information for three professional references.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries should be sent by email to or 860-486-2836.

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

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

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