This is a nine-month, tenure-track position in teaching, research, and outreach. The successful candidate will develop an effective instructional and research program targeting the research needs of individuals working in the production economics, farm management and agricultural entrepreneurship of Southern Illinois agricultural commodities, food production, farm and natural resource management sectors as well as local and national policy issues. The research, teaching and outreach assignments will align with the candidate’s interests and academic background and needs of the Agribusiness Economics program and School of Agricultural Sciences. The Faculty member will establish a competitively funded research program relevant to the area agricultural production economics and farm management in Southern Illinois which leads to publications in peer-reviewed outlets. Teaching responsibilities will be at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Salary is commensurate with experience.
The faculty’s time is expected to be approximately 50% teaching, 45% research and 5% service within the Program. Southern Illinois has a strong local foods initiative and University Farms has tremendous opportunities for entrepreneurship research and related work with state-of-the-art facilities including: a compost facility, specialty crops, animals, cover crops, precision agriculture, orchards, wildlife, and other areas. The University Farms have active agronomy, livestock, horticulture, soybean and forestry centers as well as the Sustainability Center that are well suited for hands on activities for both undergraduate and graduate students. Opportunities exist for extensive interdisciplinary research with faculty in Forestry, Animal Science, Horticulture, Crop, Soil and Environmental Management and Agricultural Systems and Education-related disciplines. Service opportunities exist within the University, Carbondale community, and profession.
Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics or closely related discipline with an emphasis on production economics, farm management, agricultural entrepreneurship of agricultural commodities, food production, farm and natural resource management, or agricultural policy on a state and national level. ABD applicants will be considered if all degree requirements will be met by August 1st, 2023. If all requirements for the Ph.D. are not completed by that date, a term appointment may be offered at the rank of instructor at a reduced rate of pay, in accordance with University policy
Evidence of research excellence is required. The candidate should have the ability to develop and instruct undergraduate and graduate courses and the ability to develop an externally-funded research program. Preference will be given to applicants with strong agricultural backgrounds and industry experience. Applicants must also possess the ability to communicate effectively and work cooperatively on interdisciplinary research and instructional teams.
Special instructions for applicants: Upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copy of transcripts (official required at time of hire), statement of teaching philosophy and research interests (uploaded as document type "other"). Applications must be submitted through jobs.siu.edu.