Assistant Professor in Regional Economics and/or Community Economic Development



The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture is seeking a full-time, twelve-month, tenure-track position in regional economics and/or community development. This position will have an approximate start date of August 1, 2019, with a distribution of effort of approximately 65% research, 30% teaching, and 5% service. The candidate should have an interest in conducting policy-relevant research in regional economics, community economic development, or related fields such as health economics with a particular focus on rural areas of the United States.

The successful candidate is expected to: 1) develop a nationally recognized research program evidenced by publications in leading peer-reviewed scholarly journals; 2) successfully attract external funding to support research efforts, including funding of graduate students; 3) demonstrate a commitment to working with teams of researchers on interdisciplinary research problems including working with the Community and Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky (CEDIK); 4) direct MS and PhD student research; 5) contribute to the multi-functional, land-grant mission of the Department through outreach and engagement efforts with community stakeholders; and 6) exhibit excellence in classroom instruction at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

Qualifications include a Ph.D. in agricultural economics, economics, or a closely related field with an emphasis on regional economics and/or community economic development. Other qualifications include the ability to conduct high-level independent research, direct graduate student research, and effectively teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Outstanding written and verbal communication skills are required as are strong quantitative skills. Spatial econometric skills are preferred, but not required.

Applicants should submit the following:
• a cover letter;
• full curriculum vitae;
• a job market paper (please upload under Specific Request 1)
• the names and contact information for three references. Please include this information when prompted in the application. This information may be utilized to solicit references letters within the employment system.

Candidates may direct any questions to the Search Committee Chair Alison Davis at [email protected] Applications will be reviewed beginning December 7th 2018 and continue until the position is filled.




Job Title
Assistant Professor in Regional Economics and/or Community Economic Development

Requisition Number
FE01664

Working Title


Department Name
81040:AGR ECONOMICS

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Type of Position
Faculty

Position Time Status
Full-Time

Required Education

PhD in agricultural economics, economics or closely related field with an emphasis on regional economics and/or community economic development.



Required Related Experience

The ability to conduct high-level independent research, direct graduate student research, and effectively teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels



Required License/ Registration/Certification

N/A



Skills/Knowledge/Abilities

Outstanding written and verbal communication skills are required as are strong quantitative skills



Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?
No

Preferred Education/Experience

Spatial econometric skills are preferred, but not required.



Open Untill Filled
No

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.



Posting Specific Questions

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  1. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's Online Employment System?
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • HigherEdJobs.com
    • Diverseeducation.com (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • HERCjobs.org (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • InsightIntoDiversity.com
    • Academic Keys
    • Latinos in Higher Education
    • Indeed.com
    • A colleague, friend, and/or family member
    • None of the Above


Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Specific Request 1
Optional Documents

    PI106304797