This job has expired

Lecturer - Agribusiness

Clemson University
McAdams AG - BIO, Clemson, SC

View more

Job Details

Lecturer - Agribusiness

McAdams AG - BIO, Clemson, SC
Open Date:
Jun 22, 2023

The Department of Agricultural Sciences (AS), within the College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Life Sciences (CAFLS) at Clemson University, is seeking to fill a faculty position at the Lecturer level in the area of Agricultural Business. The Agribusiness Program at Clemson University is a growing program with over 140 undergraduate students. The department offers an undergraduate degree in Agribusiness in addition to a M.S. in Applied Economics and Statistics. The Lecturer will help teach the undergraduate curriculum that focuses on the application of economic analysis to decision problems in agriculture, agribusiness, finance, and natural resources economics. The Agribusiness program currently has eight tenure-track faculty. The position is a 9-month appointment.

Clemson University is a 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 1,400-acre campus is part of the 18,000 acres of University Farms and Forests devoted to teaching and research. Clemson University is consistent ranked among the nation’s top 25 public universities by U.S. News and World Report.

General Duties and Responsibilities:
Instructional responsibilities include developing and teaching undergraduate courses in the fields associated with agribusiness and agricultural economics. Possibilities include introductory microeconomics, agribusiness marketing, agribusiness management, and crop systems management. Teaching load will include three to four undergraduate classes per semester. Specific courses that the lecturer will teach include: Agricultural Economics (AGRB 2020), Marketing (AGRB 3090), and Agricultural Sales (AGRB 3510). The successful candidate will be required to advise students and supervise internships. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to teach summer school courses for additional compensation.


Minimum requirement is an M.S. in agricultural business, agricultural economics, agricultural sciences or related field. Strong knowledge of the subject matter taught in undergraduate agricultural economics and agribusiness courses is required. Successful candidates must have a strong commitment to quality teaching, excellent communication skills, and desire to teach and mentor undergraduate students. Previous experience in agricultural production, agricultural business management, agricultural finance, agricultural marketing, and/or agricultural sales is preferred. This position provides the opportunity to pursue a Ph.D. while developing instructional skills.

Application Instructions:

Please submit the following requirements to this Interfolio link: (1) a letter of interest with applicant’s contact information; (2) contact information for three references; (3) a one-page teaching philosophy; (4) an unofficial transcript from all degree-granting institutions (BS, MS, Ph.D.); and (5) curriculum vitae. Applicants may request their candidacy remain confidential during the initial review process.

To ensure full consideration, please submit materials by September 1, 2023. This position will remain open until filled. 

If you need any additional information, please contact:

Dr. Michael Vassalos, Chair
Agribusiness Faculty Search Committee

Dr. David Willis
Agribusiness Faculty Search Committee

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
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.


Working at Clemson University

Clemson is a dynamic research university located in Upstate South Carolina at the center of the booming I-85 corridor between Charlotte, N.C., and Atlanta, Ga. One of the nation’s most selective public research universities according to U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review, Clemson University is the school of choice among top students in South Carolina and is increasingly competitive for the best students in the region and the nation. More than 17,100 students select from 70 undergraduate and 100 graduate degree programs through five academic colleges: Agriculture, Forestry and Life SciencesArchitecture, Arts and HumanitiesBusiness and Behavioral ScienceEngineering and Science; and Health, Education and Human Development.

Clemson’s transformation into a leading research institution — currently attracting in excess of $140 million in externally funded research and sponsored program awards per year — is based upon an academic plan that identifies eight emphasis areas in which the University has opportunities to increase education and research, to align with South Carolina’s economic development needs and to draw upon faculty strengths. Emphasis areas include automotive and transportation technology, advanced materials, biotechnology and biomedical sciences, leadership and entrepreneurship, sustainable environment, information and communication technology, family and community living, and general education.

Major economic development initiatives that have emerged from the academic plan include the Clemson International Center for Automotive Research — a 250-acre campus in Greenville, which has generated more than $225 million in public and private commitments in just four years; an advanced materials initiative at the Clemson Research Park, which includes a new LEED Silver-certified facility; and the South Carolina Health Sciences Collaborative — an initiative of the state’s three research universities and major health-care systems.

As the state’s land-grant university, Clemson reaches out to citizens, communities and businesses all over South Carolina. The Public Service Activities division includes the county-based Cooperative Extension Service, five off-campus research and education centers through the Clemson University Experiment Station and critical regulatory responsibilities for plant and animal health.

The University boasts a 1,400-acre campus on the shores of Lake Hartwell within view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Surrounding the campus are 18,000 acres of University farms and woodlands devoted to research. A warm campus environment, great weather and recreational activities offered by proximity to both the natural surroundings and large cities are part of the Clemson Experience.


Points of interest at Clemson include the following:

The Clemson Conference Center and Inn is a state-of-the-art facility for symposia, meetings, seminars and special events. The complex includes the Madren Continuing Education and Conference Center, the Walker Golf Course and the Martin Inn.

The South Carolina Botanical Garden, a 295-acre public garden, features several thousand varieties of ornamental plants and a unique collection of nature-based sculptures.

The Robert Howell Brooks Center for the Performing Arts brings an exciting array of concert, theater, dance, comedy and other live performances to the community.

The Robert Campbell Geology Museum at the Botanical Garden displays meteorites, minerals, dinosaur fossils and the largest faceted-stone collection in the Southeast.

The T. Ed Garrison Livestock Arena is a showplace for livestock activities in the state and has hosted horse and livestock shows, rodeos, sales, 4-H activities, educational programs, and industrial and agricultural exhibitions.

Fort Hill, the home of John C. Calhoun and later of his son-in-law, University founder Thomas Green Clemson, is a registered National Historic Landmark located in the center of campus.

The Class of 1944 Visitors Center is the front door to Clemson — a friendly place to get tours, information, assistance and an introduction to this beautiful, historic university and community.

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert