Assistant Professor- Production and Regional Economics

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Clemson University: College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences: Agricultural Sciences
Assistant Professor- Production and Regional Economics

Location: 248 McAdams Hall

The Department of Agricultural Sciences (AS), within the College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Life Sciences (CAFLS) at Clemson University, is seeking to fill a 9-month tenure track faculty position, at the Assistant Professor level, with an emphasis in Production and Regional Economics. Clemson established its Agribusiness program in 2013, and the program has grown rapidly in its five years of existence. The Agribusiness program has five tenure-track faculty, two extension faculty, one lecturer, and approximately 170 undergraduate students. The Agribusiness program recently established a Master of Science degree in Applied Economics and Statistics that currently has 15 students, and a Ph.D. degree in Applied Economics.

Teaching at the graduate and undergraduate level is expected. Teaching assignments are based on program needs, and the applicant's interests and professional skills. However, a share of the teaching appointment will consist of teaching courses in production economics and/or regional economics. Teaching load is two classes per semester. Given the interdisciplinary mix of disciplines within the department, the ability and desire to develop a cropping system economics course to serve the department and College of Agriculture would be a strong teaching plus.

Research responsibilities will consist of evaluating the economic impact of agribusiness activities within the state and conducting research in rural development with an agribusiness emphasis such as emerging post-farm gate economic opportunities. Another important research area is developing a production economics program that focusses on new cropping systems, environmental compliance, and new production technologies. The selected candidate will work with extension faculty housed in the off-campus Research and Education Centers, and faculty in other CAFLS departments to analyze the regional economic benefits and costs of new production technologies and/or environmental regulatory compliance.

Other responsibilities include advising students, serving on department/college/university academic committees, and professional committees. The successful candidate will develop and lead a nationally recognized research program, obtain funding via external grants and contracts, and develop a strong peer reviewed publication record.


A Ph.D. Degree in Agricultural Economics, Economics, or closely related field and strong training in production and/or regional economics. Experience with the analytic tools typically used by production and/or regional economics is expected. The selected candidate will have strong knowledge of the issues confronting the agricultural sector of the economy and possess the ability to teach undergraduate and graduate level courses. Excellence in written and verbal communication is expected. United States Citizenship is not required. Preferred qualifications: Preference is given to candidates with a record of high-quality peer-reviewed journal publications and documented ability to secure external funding to support an active research program. Experience working in multidisciplinary research settings is also preferred.


The position is a 9-month appointment and located on the main campus. The desired starting date is August 1, 2018. Please submit: (1) a letter of interest with applicant's contact information; (2) three reference letters; (3) a one-page teaching philosophy and a one-page research plan; (4) an unofficial transcript from all degree-granting institutions (BS, MS, Ph.D.); and (5) a curriculum vitae. Applicants may request their candidacy remain confidential during the initial review process. This position will remain open until filled. Review of applications will begin on or around April 23, 2018. We anticipate Skype interviews beginning the week of May 7, 2018, and on-campus interviews beginning May 21, 2018.

If you need any additional information, please contact:

Dr. David B. Willis, Chair
Agribusiness Faculty Search Committee
Department of Agricultural Sciences
[email protected]
(864) 656-5790

Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.





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Posted: 3/20/2018
Application Due: 5/19/2018
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