JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

February 1, 2024 - July 31, 2024

Pennsylvania State University

Assistant Professor in Agricultural Economics

JOE ID Number: 2024-01_111473647
Date Posted: 02/01/2024
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Assistant Professor in Agricultural Economics
Section: US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: University Park, Pennsylvania, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: Q1 -- Agriculture
Full Text of JOE Listing:

Assistant Professor in Agricultural Economics

Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education

This is a nine-month, tenure-track position in Agricultural Economics with a 60% research and 40% teaching responsibility. The successful applicant will be expected to develop a nationally and internationally recognized policy-driven research program focused on issues related to agricultural policy. Specific research topics may include, among others, farm policy and markets, insurance and risk management, food and nutrition programs, agro-environmental programs, and climate-friendly agriculture. The successful applicant will be expected to secure external funding. Teaching expectations will be three courses per year in the Agribusiness Management (AGBM) undergraduate major and Energy, Environmental, and Food Economics (EEFE) graduate program. 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 agricultural economics topics preferred. The successful candidate must have completed all degree requirements by the appointment date. Applicants should demonstrate excellent quantitative and communication skills and the ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams. Ability to engage professionally with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students is required, and the successful candidate will actively strive to provide an inclusive learning environment for all students.

Application Requirements: The review of applications will begin on March 1, 2024 with a start date of August 1, 2024, or as negotiated. Candidates should provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, names, and contact information for three references, three representative publications, a statement of research experiences/future interests, and a statement of teaching/pedagogy related to the position description. In addition, every candidate must submit a “Reflection on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging” document as part of their portfolio. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with university policies. Questions can be directed to the Search Committee chair: Dr. Ted Jaenicke (

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Application deadline: 07/31/2024