Assistant or Associate Professor – Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics



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Urbana, IL

College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics

Position Announcement

Title: Assistant/Associate Professor, Economics of Agricultural Marketing

Description: The Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics seeks to fill a tenure-track position in agricultural marketing. Applications are encouraged from individuals with specialization in one or more of the following: commodity marketing; commodity futures and options markets; agricultural price analysis; agricultural risk management.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit

Responsibilities: The person filling this position will be expected to: (1) develop a nationally recognized research program in agricultural marketing, with particular attention to topics related to the use, pricing behavior, and performance of commodity futures and options markets, (2) collaborate with other faculty and staff in the Office of Futures and Options Research (OFOR), (3) communicate the research results to both peer and non-peer audiences, (4) teach undergraduate/ graduate (two classes per year) classes in agricultural marketing, futures and options markets, agricultural price analysis, agricultural risk management. The position will also have opportunities to contribute to the Department’s comprehensive and award-winning farmdoc extension outreach program (

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics, Economics, Finance, or related fields.

Department: The mission of the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics is to improve the economic and environmental well-being of producers, consumers, and families by drawing on faculty expertise in economics, business, and law. The Department has about 30 faculty members, 650 undergraduate students and 80 graduate students.

Salary/Appointment: Competitive; based onqualifications and rank; 9-month academic year; tenure track; research/ teaching.

Closing/Starting Date: To ensure full consideration, apply by Nov. 12, 2019. Starting date is negotiable after close date.

How to apply

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, and three letters of reference. Applicants who are currently graduate students or post-doctoral fellows must also submit transcripts from graduate program(s). For general questions about the department see or contact Melissa Warmbier at (217) 333-1810, [email protected].

Additional Information: Dr. Scott Irwin by phone: (217) 333-6087 or by email: [email protected]

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