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ACES: Asst/Assoc Professor, Environmental Economics - Agricultural and Consumer Economics (155930)

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

Assistant /Associate Professor: Environmental Economics

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 position in Environmental Economics with a focus on the economics of climate change. The selected candidate will have a research program employing advanced quantitative methods to investigate issues related to climate change impacts, mitigation, and/or adaptation. The position will fill critical needs in graduate teaching and advising in environmental economics, in addition to teaching a course at the undergraduate 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 scientific journals, (2) contribute to the Department's undergraduate and graduate teaching programs through teaching (generally two courses per year) and student advising, and (3) communicate research results to relevant policy makers and stakeholders.

ACE and the University of Illinois provide a rich collaborative research environment in climate change studies with the presence of research centers such as the Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Environment (ISEE), the Center for Climate, Regional, Environmental and Trade Economics (CREATE), the Center for the Economics of Sustainability (CEOS), the Center for Digital Agriculture (CDA), collaboration with departments such as Crop Sciences, Atmospheric Sciences, Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences, Civil and Environmental Engineering, 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 has been identified. Interviews may begin before the closing date; however, no offers will be extended until after the 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 inclusion, and names/contact information for three references. 

Additional Information: For additional information about the department, see For additional information about the position, contact the search chair, Sandy Dall'erba at

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