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Assistant Professor of Agribusiness/Experimental Economics
Auburn University

Date Posted Sep. 5, 2019
Title Assistant Professor of Agribusiness/Experimental Economics
University Auburn University
Auburn, AL, United States
Department Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Economics
    Agricultural - General

The Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology (DAERS) in the College of Agriculture at Auburn University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Agribusiness/Experimental Economics. The planned start date for the position is August 2020. This position is a 9-month tenure-track, academic-year appointment at the rank of assistant professor. The allocation of effort of this position is 40% teaching and 60% research.

Requirements: Ph.D. in applied economics, agribusiness, agricultural economics, marketing, economics, business economics, international trade, public policy, finance, or a closely related field at the time employment begins. Successful candidates are expected to have demonstrated excellence (or the potential for excellence) in research and have a dedicated interest in high quality teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Current assistant professors also are encouraged to apply, and negotiations over shortened tenure and promotion schedules are possible for these candidates.
Responsibilities: The successful candidate will have opportunities to shape the future direction of the agribusiness/experimental economics program in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology at Auburn University though teaching, advisement, research, curriculum design, outreach to the business community and other stakeholders, and programmatic leadership. The department also desires that the candidate play a leadership role in building and administering an experimental economics laboratory, for which there will be institutional support. In addition to contributing to department, college, and university service activities, responsibilities include:

Teaching: The teaching load for this position is two to three courses per academic year. The successful candidate will ideally teach a training course that prepares the department’s undergraduate students for National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) competition. Another one or two courses the incumbent is expected to teach can be Agricultural Business Management, Farm Management, a graduate level course in experimental economics, or a new course designed by the incumbent that fits the teaching needs of the department. The incumbent will be expected to contribute to the department’s teaching programs through teaching, mentoring, and directing theses and research projects.

Research: The incumbent is expected to develop an active, innovative, externally funded, and internationally recognized research program focused on experimental economics. The research program is expected to generate publications in leading field journals. The focused research area can be one of the following: food marketing, market structure and competition, consumer behavior, demand and price analysis, agribusiness, as well as environmental and resource economics. Other possible areas of research interest include futures and options, international trade, and some similar areas that serve college priorities. Collaboration with other faculty and professionals in related fields is strongly encouraged. This position will contribute to the University and College’s strategic visions through excellence in graduate education, innovative partnerships, community engagement, entrepreneurship, and world-class research efforts.

To Apply: Candidates should apply directly at . Please submit a cover letter, vitae, a job market paper, and when prompted enter the contact information of three references. Unofficial transcripts may be requested from top candidates. Official academic transcripts for all degrees will be required for the successful applicant.
Deadline: Review of applications will begin November 1st, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.
Contact: For more information, please contact the search committee chair Dr. Ruiqing Miao at

The Department: The Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology (DAERS) has 14 full-time faculty, 4 extension specialists, and over 200 undergraduate and 21 graduate students. It offers an undergraduate degree in Agribusiness and Economics, a MS in Agricultural Economics, a MS in Rural Sociology, and a PhD in Applied Economics. More information can be found at

The University: Auburn University is one of the nation’s premier public land-grant institutions. In 2019, it was ranked 52nd among public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Auburn maintains high levels of research activity and high standards for teaching excellence, offering Bachelor’s, Master’s, Educational Specialist, and Doctor’s degrees in agriculture and engineering, the professions, and the arts and sciences. Its 2018 enrollment of 30,440 students includes 24,628 undergraduates and 5,812 graduate and professional students. Organized into twelve academic colleges and schools, Auburn’s 1,450 faculty members offer more than 200 educational programs. The University is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, its positive work environment, its student engagement, and its status as a Carnegie R1 institution.

The Community: Auburn residents enjoy a thriving community and Auburn is recognized as one of the "best small towns in America." In addition to a moderate climate, there is easy access to major cities or to beach and mountain recreational facilities. Situated along the rapidly developing I-85 corridor between Atlanta, Georgia, and Montgomery, Alabama, the combined Auburn-Opelika-Columbus statistical area has a population of over 500,000, with excellent public school systems and regional medical centers.

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Contact Information

  • Dr. Ruiqing Miao
    Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology
    Auburn University
    Auburn, AL


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