Assistant Professor of Agribusiness Economics

Posted: October 15, 2012

The Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education seeks Assistant Professor of Agribusiness Economics

Assistant Professor of Agribusiness Economics

Work Unit: College of Agricultural Sciences

Department: Agricultural Economics, Sociology and Education

Job Number: 37819

STARTING DATE: August 15, 2013 

RESPONSIBILITIES: This tenure-track, 36 week position has teaching and research responsibility in the economics of agribusiness. The successful applicant will be expected to develop a nationally and internationally recognized research program focusing on consumer economics, marketing, agribusiness management, industrial organization, or related topics. 

Applicants should possess excellent quantitative and communication skills, and the motivation to work in multi-disciplinary teams. The successful applicant will be expected to secure external funding to support her/his research program and graduate students. Teaching responsibilities will include such courses as Food Product Marketing, and Agricultural Markets and Prices. Teaching responsibilities include 3-4 courses per year at the undergraduate and graduate level, academic advising, and direction of student research. Faculty are expected to contribute as needed to all missions of the college.

QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in agricultural economics, agribusiness, economics, business, or related field.

SALARY: Competitive, commensurate with background and experience. An attractive benefits package is available.

APPLICATION: Applicants should submit a letter of application, resume, samples of written work and the names and contact information of three professional references to: Dr. Ann Tickamyer, Head, Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology and Education, The Pennsylvania State University, 103 Armsby Building, University Park, PA 16802.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: Review of applications will begin January 15, 2013 and continue until a qualified candidate is identified. For more information contact Dr. James Dunn at

For information on the department and its programs, see:

Employment will require successful completion of background check(s)in accordance with University policies.


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