Associate or Full Professor, Agribusiness Management - Tenure Track

Purdue University, College of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Economics
Indiana, United States
Competitive Salary
Oct 20, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Principal Duties:  The Department of Agricultural Economics is seeking an academic-year faculty member to develop an internationally recognized program of scholarly teaching and research, in agribusiness management, broadly defined.

The successful applicant will contribute to the Department’s expertise and national reputation in the area of agribusiness management. The candidate will teach undergraduate and/or graduate level courses and assist in furthering this tradition of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education by offering well-taught and rigorous curricula. The successful candidate is also expected to conduct scholarly research and publish in high impact peer reviewed journals. The successful candidate will be comfortable engaging the industry of food and agricultural businesses in developing a research/education agenda, securing extramural funding, and communicating with agribusiness leaders.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to conduct research and engage with the excellent centers in the Department such as the Center for Food and Agricultural Business (CAB), as well as the Center for Commercial Agriculture (CCA), the Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP), the Purdue Institute for Family Business (PIFB), and the North Central Regional Center for Rural Development.

Appointments at the rank of Associate Professor with tenure presume evidence of excellence in scholarship that establishes the individual as a significant contributor to the field or profession, with potential for national distinction. Appointments at the rank of Professor presume national distinction in scholarship, as evident in the candidate's wide recognition and outstanding contributions to the field or profession. The rank of the appointment will be determined based on the applicant’s prior scholarly impact, leadership experiences, and national and international reputation as determined by the faculty.

Required Qualifications:

  1. The candidate must have a PhD in Agricultural Economics, Business, Management, Economics, Behavior, Marketing, Human Resources, Organizational Behavior or other closely related field;
  2. Evidence of high-quality research;
  3. Evidence of effective teaching;
  4. Demonstrated strengths in collaboratively leading teams with a diverse set of colleagues;
  5. Excellent communication skills, both orally and in writing.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience in research and teaching in agribusiness management; and
  2. Experience delivering academic research to non-academic audiences.

Salary and Benefits:  Salary is competitive and commensurate with education, training, and professional experience. An excellent fringe benefit package includes a retirement program, medical, and life and disability insurance.

The Department: The Department of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University has 38 tenure track faculty, 508 undergraduate students across four majors, and over 100 graduate students. The department’s research and education activities are conducted on a wide array of issues that include agribusiness management, sales, industrial organization, decision sciences, development, trade, macroeconomic policy implications, production, consumption, and environmental and resource issues. 

The College: The Department of Agricultural Economics is an integral part of the College of Agriculture, one of the world’s leading colleges of agricultural, food, life, and natural resource sciences and ranked seventh in the US in the 2020 QS World University Rankings. The College is deeply committed to the three land-grant missions (teaching, research, and extension), to international activities and perspectives that span all missions, and to excellence in all we do. The College has 11 academic departments and includes 295 faculty, 2731 undergraduate students, and 681 graduate students. The College’s current strategic plan can be accessed at

Application and Materials: To apply, please visit here:

Applications must include 1.) cover letter, 2.) CV, 3.) diversity and inclusion statement, 4.) vision statement for the position, 5.) teaching philosophy, and 6) reference list with email and mailing addresses.

Purdue University’s Department of Agricultural Economics is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including discovery, instruction and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in a separate Diversity and Inclusion Statement, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

Screening of applicants will begin on November 16, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.  A background check is required for employment in this position.  For additional information contact Debby Weber at 

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.