JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

February 1, 2022 - July 31, 2022

University of Illinois

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Agricultural Consumer and Environmental Sciences
Agricultural and Consumer Economics
Director, Food & Agribusiness Management Program & Open Rank Specialized Faculty

JOE ID Number: 2022-01_111469362
Date Posted: 05/31/2022
Date Inactive: 07/31/2022
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Director, Food & Agribusiness Management Program & Open Rank Specialized Faculty
Section: US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Urbana, Illinois, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
Q0 -- General
A2 -- Economic Education and Teaching of Economics
Food & Agribusiness Management Program
Open Rank Specialized Faculty
Salary Range: Competitive, based on a 100% nine-month specialized faculty appointment, 9-month service basis paid over 12 months
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics (ACE) is searching for an outstanding candidate for Director of the Food and Agribusiness Management Program, and who will also serve in an instructional role as part of the program.

As Director, provide leadership, coordination and instruction for the Food and Agribusiness Management Program in the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics. Expected responsibilities include: Leadership in planning, online and classroom instruction, experiential learning and fundraising; Manage/coordinate student team competitions, international and domestic business immersion experiences, participation in professional society and networking events with industry professionals; Develop relationships and partner with firms to manage internships and student employment opportunities; Lead development efforts to expand the base of external support for student scholarships, classroom engagement, and experiential learning opportunities; Under the supervision of the Department Head, oversee the allocation and use of Program resources; Collaborate with the Department Head, faculty and program support staff in strategic planning efforts and the development of policies, practices, programs and initiatives that strengthen the Food and Agribusiness Management Program; and serve on Department, College and/or University committees as assigned. As an instructor in the program, teach three classes each year in Agricultural & Consumer Economics and have a three-course release for their work as the Director, Food and Agribusiness Management Program.

This position is a 100% nine-month specialized faculty appointment (9-month service basis paid over 12 months), with the possibility of summer appointment, with an additional 0% twelve-month appointment as the Director, Food and Agribusiness Management Program.

Qualifications: Required: Master’s degree in business, finance, economics, or related fields with interest in agribusiness management. At least five years of industry experience. Preferred: Teaching experience. A Ph.D. degree.

For the instructional dimension of the position, candidates who hold a Master’s degree will be considered as an Instructor or Sr. Instructor depending on experience and qualifications. Candidates with an earned Ph.D and instructional experience by the time of appointment may be considered as a Lecturer, Sr. Lecturer, Teaching Assistant Professor, or Teaching Associate Professor depending on their instructional and curricular records and potential to provide curricular and pedagogical leadership.

The U of I is an EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled that participates in the federal e-Verify program and participates in a background check program focused on prior criminal or sexual misconduct history.

Information: For additional information about the department see; for information about the position contact Dr. Peter Goldsmith via e-mail at

Application Requirements:
  • External Application URL and Instructions Below
Application deadline: 07/01/2022
Application Instructions:
Start Date: Anticipated start date is August 16, 2022.

Application: Applications must be received by July 1, 2022.

Apply at and upload a brief cover letter, CV, academic transcripts, and contact information for three letters of reference.

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