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Assistant Professor in Agricultural and Resource Economics

Title: Assistant Professor in Agricultural and Resource Economics

  • Employer: University of Connecticut (Agricultural and Resource Economics)
  • Location: United States
  • Position Type: Assistant Professor
  • Deadline: Dec 1, 2017

  • Job Description:

    The University of Connecticut (UConn) is entering a transformational period of growth supported by the $1.7B Next Generation Connecticut (http://nextgenct.uconn.edu/) and the $1B Bioscience Connecticut investments (http://biosciencect.uchc.edu/) and a bold new Academic Plan: Path to Excellence (http://issuu.com/uconnprovost/docs/academic-plan-single-hi-optimized_1). As part of these initiatives, UConn has hired more than 450 new faculty at all ranks during the past four years. We are pleased to continue these investments by inviting applications for a faculty position in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the rank of tenure-track Assistant Professor.

    The Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (are.uconn.edu) is among the top 20 nationally. It has 13 faculty members, 100 undergraduates and 45 graduate students (over 25 PhDs). It offers B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees and is internationally recognized in the areas of Agribusiness & Food Marketing, Environmental & Resource Economics, and Economic Development. The Department hosts co-editorship of Agribusiness: An International Journal and the Zwick Center for Food & Resource Policy (zwickcenter.uconn.edu). We are located on the University’s main campus in Storrs, within driving distance of Boston and New York City.


    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    The successful candidate will have 50% research and 50% teaching duties with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2018 in a full-time, nine-month tenure-track position. Responsibilities include:

    • Developing and implementing a strong competitive applied economics research program

    • Teaching three courses per academic year at the graduate and/or undergraduate level

    • Advising undergraduate students and mentoring graduate students

    • Actively seeking extramural research funding.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics, Economics, or a related field; excellent oral and written communication skills; advanced training or demonstrable research experience in the economics of agriculture, agribusiness, and/or food, including related areas such as health, the environment, business policy, development or poverty; excellent training in microeconomic theory and empirical methods; and ability to teach economics and business courses with an emphasis on agriculture and food. Equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable. Preferred qualifications include a proven record/potential in securing external grant funding; a record or potential for excellence in research in agribusiness, industrial organization, food or agricultural markets, and/or related public policy issues; research interests complimentary to the department’s strengths; and proven ability to work in a collegial manner with colleagues and clientele from diverse disciplines and experience.

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

    We will be interviewing via Skype as well as at the ASSA meetings in Philadelphia, January 5-7, 2018. For questions, call 860-486-2836 or send email to Karen.nye@uconn.edu.

    All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http:www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

    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.


  • This position has closed. Applications are no longer accepted.