Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Connecticut

Position ID:UConn-Agricultural and Resource Economics-2017116 [#7960, 2017116]
Position Title: Assistant Professor in Agricultural Economics
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Area: Agricultural and Resource Economics / Agricultural Economics
Starting Date:2017/08/23
Appl Deadline: finished (posted 2016/09/15, finished 2017/03/27)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Position Summary

The University of Connecticut (UConn) is entering a transformational period of growth supported by the $1.7B Next Generation Connecticut ( the $1B Bioscience Connecticut ( investments and a bold new Academic Plan: Path to Excellence ( As part of these initiatives, UConn has hired more than 450 new faculty at all ranks during the past three years.  We are pleased to continue these investments by inviting applications for faculty positions in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the rank of tenure-track Assistant Professor.   

The Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics ( is among the top 20 nationally. It has 13 faculty members, 120 undergraduates and 55 graduate students (over 30 PhDs). It offers B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees and it 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 ( We are located on the main campus of the University, within driving distance of Boston and New York City. 

The successful candidate will be have 50% research and 50% teaching duties beginning August 23, 2017. Responsibilities include developing and implementing a strong applied research program with a focus on agribusiness, food, or energy; teaching three courses per academic year; advising undergraduates and mentoring graduate students, and actively seeking extramural research funding.

Minimum Qualifications

A Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics, Economics, or related field, excellent oral and written communication skills, and excellent training in microeconomics and quantitative methods. Equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable.

Preferred Qualifications

A record or potential to attract extramural funding, advanced training or experience in the economics of agriculture or food, and record or potential for excellence in research in agribusiness, food, or energy markets, and/or related public policy issues, and proven ability to work in a collegial manner with colleagues and clientele from diverse disciplines and experience.

Appointment Terms

This is a full-time, nine-month, tenure track position.  The successful candidate's primary academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus with the possibility of assignment at one of UConn’s regional campuses.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To Apply

Select “Submit” to complete your application. Submission must include (1) your curriculum vita, (2) graduate transcripts (not necessarily official copies), (3) job market paper, (4) three letters of reference, (5) a letter of interest that includes your vision and programmatic objectives for this position and (6) commitment to diversity statement (including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles).

To ensure full consideration, applications should be received no later than November 15, 2016. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. We will be interviewing at the ASSA meetings in Chicago, January 6-8, 2017. (Search # 2017116)

Direct inquiries to:, enter 2017116 in the subject line or call 860-486-2836 for more information. 

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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.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics
University of Connecticut
1376 Storrs Road, Unit 4021
W.B. Young Building
Storrs, Connecticut 06269-4021

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