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Assistant Professor in Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness

The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio
Posted Date
Oct 24, 2022
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Department: Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics

The Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics (AEDE) in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University invites applications for an Assistant Professor in Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness. The incumbent will develop and implement an excellent teaching and research program that addresses critical agricultural economics and agribusiness issues related to the production, distribution, and accessibility of food and agricultural commodities through sustainable means.

Applicants with interests in agricultural production, policy, finance, supply chain, and/or marketing that affect agricultural and food businesses are encouraged to apply. Applicants are encouraged to embrace the interdisciplinary tradition of AEDE and CFAES in solving significant societal challenges. The appointee will have a 9-month academic year appointment.
The appointee is expected to develop a nationally recognized research program (approximately 50%) with a complementary extension program in their area of expertise (approximately 25%); and will teach 1-2 courses in AEDE’s undergraduate and/or graduate programs related to agricultural economics and agribusiness (approximately 25%).

The Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics ( is a premier department of applied economics that values excellence in research, teaching and outreach to fulfill our departmental commitment to the land-grant mission of The Ohio State University. The Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics’ world-class faculty currently serves: 60 PhD students (with fields in environmental, development, regional, and agricultural economics); 15 Masters of Applied Economics students; and 400 undergraduate majors (who obtain a BSc in Agribusiness and Applied Economics or a BSc in Environment, Economy, Development, and Sustainability, the latter program run in partnership with the School of Environment and Natural Resources).

Qualifications (required & desired):

Applicants must possess a PhD in either agricultural economics, economics, or a related field; or expect to complete PhD degree requirements before August 1, 2023.

Application Instructions:

Complete applications include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, a diversity statement, a writing sample, and three letters of recommendation. Applications will be accepted through the Careers at OSU website, Applicants should submit an application at: 

We will begin screening applications on December 1, 2022. Inquiries or questions about the position can be directed to the Agricultural Economics Search Committee Chair at

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, protected veteran status, or any other bases under the law. Applicants are encouraged to complete and submit the Equal Employment Identification form.

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