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Open Rank Professor, the Economics of Food Policy - Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Urbana, Illinois

Open Rank Professor, the Economics of Food Policy

Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics

College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


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The Department of Agricultural & Consumer Economics (ACE) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) seeks to fill an open rank [Assistant/Associate/Full] tenure-track Professor position in agricultural and applied economics.

We seek outstanding scholars in the broadly defined area of food policy. Examples of possible areas of specialization include the economics of: (i) food security, health or nutrition; (ii) consumer demand or behavior related to the food system; (iii) sustainable food and agricultural systems.


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.


Candidates must have a PhD in Economics, Applied Economics, Agricultural Economics, Consumer Economics, Behavioral Economics, Public Policy or related fields. Qualified candidates will also have strong training in applied econometrics and demonstrated potential to develop a robust record of publication and public engagement in food, consumer, and agricultural economics. Candidates will be expected to teach courses related to consumer economics and policy at the graduate and undergraduate levels. UIUC has multiple programs of excellence across campus in the areas of applied sciences, economics, and public policy with whom faculty in ACE collaborate.

Anticipated Start Date:August 16, 2023

Salary: Commensurate with qualification and experience

Appointment Details: 100% FTE, 9/12 tenure-track faculty

Application Procedures:

1) To ensure full consideration, applications must be received byNov 15, 2022,although the position will remain open until filled. Interviews may begin before the closing date; however, no offers will be extended until after that date. Apply for this position using the Apply Now button at the top of bottom of the posting at The application package should include the following: a) cover letter, b) curriculum vitae, c) teaching statement, e) diversity statement, and e) names/contact information for three references. The statement on diversity should address past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through teaching, service, professional activities, and/or research.

Additional Information:

For additional information about the department see; for informationabout the position contact the search committee chair, Jonathon Coppess, at .For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

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Requisition ID: 1013008

Job Category: Faculty

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