Assistant Professor of Agribusiness - Emphasis in Agricultural Markets and Prices

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Clemson University: College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences: Agricultural Sciences
Assistant Professor of Agribusiness - Emphasis in Finance, Commodities, and Marketing
Location: Clemson, SC

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 position at the Assistant Professor level with an emphasis in finance, commodities, and marketing. Clemson's Agribusiness program was established in 2013, and has grown rapidly in seven years. The Agribusiness program has 5 tenure-track faculty, two-extension faculty, 1 lecturer, and approximately 160 undergraduate students. The Agribusiness program recently re-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. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in finance, commodities, and marketing. The successful applicant will also 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, but not be restricted to, applied agribusiness issues relevant to South Carolina. The selected candidate is highly encouraged to work with faculty housed in Clemson's off-campus Research and Education Centers, and faculty in other CAFLS departments to promote the South Carolina agricultural economy.

Other responsibilities include advising graduate 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 external funding, 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.


Required qualifications: A Ph.D. degree in Agricultural Economics, Economics, or closely related field and strong training in finance, commodities, marketing and applied econometrics is expected. The selected candidate must have strong knowledge of policy 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 15, 2021.

Please submit the following to (1) a letter of interest with applicant's contact information; (2) contact information for three references; (3) a one-page teaching philosophy; (4) a one-page research plan; (5) an unofficial transcript from all degree-granting institutions (BS, MS, Ph.D.); and (6) 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 March 29, 2021. We anticipate preliminary Zoom interviews beginning the week of April 5, 2021, and final interviews beginning April 26, 2021.

If you need any additional information, please contact:

Dr. David B. Willis, Chair

Agribusiness Faculty Search Committee

[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: 3/10/2021
Application Due: 5/9/2021
Work Type: Full Time