JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2017 - January 31, 2018

Penn State University

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College of Agricultural Sciences
Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education
Assistant Professor in Food, Health, and Agricultural Policy

JOE ID Number: 2017-02_111458754
Date Posted: 10/05/2017
Date Inactive: 01/31/2018
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Assistant Professor in Food, Health, and Agricultural Policy
Section: US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: State College, Pennsylvania, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: Q -- Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics
Food Economics
Health Economics
Food and Agricultural Policy
Full Text of JOE Listing:

Responsibilities: This is a nine-month, tenure-track position in agricultural economics and agribusiness management with a 50% research and 50% teaching responsibility. The successful applicant will be expected to develop a nationally and internationally recognized policy-driven research program focused on issues related to food, behavior, and health. Pertinent research topics may focus on economic analysis of policies related to food and nutrition assistance programs, obesity and other health issues, food safety, food labeling, general agricultural-environmental policies, and related areas. The successful applicant will be expected to secure external funding. Teaching expectations will be four courses per year, including at least three undergraduate courses in agribusiness management. The successful candidate is expected to mentor graduate students.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in applied or general economics, or related field, with experience in research and competing for grants on food, behavior, and health preferred. Applicants should demonstrate excellent quantitative and communication skills and the ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams. Postdoctoral experience indicating independence and productivity is preferred. An ability to engage professionally with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students is required.

Salary: Competitive, commensurate with background and experience. An attractive benefits package is available.

Job application review will begin on November 20, 2017, and remain open until a qualified candidate is identified. Apply online at
Starting Date - August 2018 or as negotiated.

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Application Requirements:
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