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ACES: Asst/Assoc Prof. Economics of Sustainable Agriculture- Agricultural and Consumer Econ (155916)

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Job Location:
Urbana, Illinois
Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness

Assistant /Associate Professor: Economics of Sustainable Agriculture

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics

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Be a part of our story. The Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics (ACE) is comprised of world-renowned faculty whose research and outreach programs influence national and international policymaking on issues ranging from how producers, consumers, and agribusinesses manage risk and adapt to climate change to the impacts of new technologies, environmental regulations, federal laws on profitability and human well-being.

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The Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics (ACE) seeks to fill a tenure track research/teaching position for an Assistant or Associate Professor of the economics of sustainable agriculture. Applicants should have a demonstrated record of research in economics studying issues at the intersection of agricultural and environmental systems such as but not limited to soil health, carbon sequestration, water quality, habitat conservation, and policy design. The research program would be expected to employ advanced theory, econometrics, optimization, or simulation methods in economics to inform decisions about sustainable agricultural management practices and/or policy. Teaching responsibilities would include two courses at the undergraduate or graduate level.

Responsibilities: The person filling this position will be expected to: (1) develop or maintain (depending on rank) a nationally-prominent research program with publications in leading peer-reviewed scholarly journals, (2) contribute to the Department's undergraduate and graduate teaching programs through teaching (generally two courses per year) and student mentoring, and (3) communicate research results to relevant policy makers and stakeholders.

ACE and UIUC provide a rich collaborative research environment in the study of sustainable agriculture with the presence of research centers such as the Center for the Economics of Sustainability (CEOS) in ACE, the Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Environment (ISEE), the Center for Digital Agriculture (CDA), and the Illinois Regenerative Agriculture Initiative (IRAI); opportunities for engagement with stakeholders and policy makers through the award-winning farmdoc program; and access to world-class computational resources through the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA.)

Qualifications: All candidates must have a Ph.D. in agricultural/applied economics, economics, or related field. Candidates at the Assistant Professor level should show potential for strong research and teaching programs in their area of specialization, and must have completed their degree before the start date of the appointment. Candidates at the Associate Professor level must have a record that shows real promise of becoming a leader in research, teaching, and service, with a high demonstrated likelihood of sustaining contributions to the field and to the department.

Salary and Appointment: Competitive, based on qualifications and rank, 9-month academic year, tenure track, 55% research / 45% teaching.

Start Date: The anticipated starting date for the position is August 16, 2022.

Application: To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by December 10, 2021, but applications will be accepted until a candidate for hire is identified. Interviews may begin before the closing date; however, no offers will be extended until after that date. To apply, please create a candidate profile at and upload a brief cover letter, a CV, a sample of written work, a research statement, a teaching statement, a statement describing the candidate's commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusive environments, and names and contact information for three references.

Additional Information: For additional information about the department, see For additional information about the position, contact the search chair, Amy Ando, at

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