JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

February 1, 2019 - July 31, 2019

University of Maine

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School of Economics
Assistant Professor of Agricultural Economics

JOE ID Number: 2019-01_111462284
Date Posted: 02/01/2019
Date Inactive: 07/31/2019
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Assistant Professor of Agricultural Economics
Section: US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Orono, Maine, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
Q1 -- Agriculture
O1 -- Economic Development
Q -- Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics
Agricultural economics
Applied economics
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The School of Economics at the University of Maine invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor in the area of Agricultural Economics. We seek candidates with potential for high-quality scholarship; a commitment to excellent teaching; and a willingness to provide service to the university, profession and agricultural industry stakeholders. The position’s appointment split is 50 percent research and 50 percent teaching, which amounts to three courses per year. Teaching responsibilities include, but are not limited to, microeconomics, empirical methods (e.g, econometrics), and agricultural economics.

Responsibilities and Duties: Responsibilities include conducting and disseminating original research related to agricultural economics, teaching graduate and undergraduate courses, and advising and mentoring students. The successful candidate is expected to develop a nationally recognized, industry-relevant applied economics research program. The successful candidate is expected to seek external funding to support their research program and to seek collaborative research opportunities with other faculty and agricultural stakeholders. They are also expected to contribute successfully to the education and research programs of the School of Economics by demonstrating a commitment to professional development, collegiality, public service, and high-quality teaching.


Required: Ph.D. in agricultural economics, applied economics, economics, or a closely related field; strong potential for or established record of effectiveness in teaching, research, and public service; and interest in working on projects of relevance to agricultural industry and government stakeholders.

Preferred: Excellent communication skills appropriate for technical and non-technical audiences; strength in quantitative analysis.

How to Apply: Submit a full CV, up to three reprints, list of references, copies of academic transcripts and a cover letter that highlights the applicant’s capacity to perform the position responsibilities. All application materials must be submitted via HireTouch ( “Apply For Position.” Applicants will need to create a profile and application.

Review of applications will begin February 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants are encouraged to submit their materials as soon as possible for full consideration.

The preferred start date is September 1, 2019.

Questions about this job announcement can be forwarded to Kathleen Bell, who is serving as the chairperson of this search committee, (

The University of Maine is an EEO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link
  • Letters of Reference Instructions Below
Reference Instructions:
When applying for this position, applicants will provide the name and email address of their references. Your references will then be prompted to submit letters directly into the HireTouch system.