Assistant Professor of Agribusiness - Emphasis in Agricultural Markets and Prices

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Assistant Professor of Agribusiness - Emphasis in Agricultural Markets and Prices

Clemson, SC
Open Date:
Dec 16, 2019

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 marketing, prices and commodities. Clemson’s Agribusiness program was established in 2013, and has grown rapidly in six years. 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 12 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, the successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in marketing, prices, and commodities. The successful applicant is also expected to teach one graduate level course in their area of expertise and departmental need. Normal teaching load is two classes per semester.

Research responsibilities will focus on applied agribusiness issues relevant to South Carolina. The selected candidate will work with extension faculty housed in the off-campus Research and Education Centers, and faculty in other CAFLS departments to promote the South Carolina agricultural economy.

Other responsibilities include advising students, serving on department, college, and 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.

Clemson University is an R1 Land Grant university located on the shores of Lake Hartwell within view of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the Upper Piedmont of South Carolina, USA. The Clemson student body consists of approximately 18,000 undergraduate students and 4,300 graduate students. The 1,400-acre campus is part of the 18,000 acres of University Farms and Forests devoted to teaching and research. U.S. News and World Report has consistently annually ranked Clemson University among the nation’s top 25 public universities.

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Required qualifications: A Ph.D. Degree in Agricultural Economics, Economics, or closely related field and strong training in marketing and applied econometrics is expected. The selected candidate must 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.

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.

Application Instructions:

The position is a 9-month appointment and located on the main campus. The desired starting date is August 1, 2020.

Please submit: (1) a letter of interest with applicant’s contact information; (2) contact information for three references; (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) curriculum vitae to 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 January 15, 2020. We anticipate Skype interviews beginning the week of February 3, 2020, and on-campus interviews beginning February 17, 2020.

If you need any additional information, please contact:

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




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Posted: 12/17/2019
Application Due: 12/13/2020
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