POSITION: The Department of Applied Economics and Statistics seeks a full-time, tenure-track faculty member in Food and Agribusiness Marketing and Management (FABM) beginning in fall 2023. The potential candidate could focus on consumer behavior, food policy, food retailing, or related areas. The position will be 9-month, academic-year appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor with approximately 60% of time devoted to research and 40% to teaching. Current assistant professors also are encouraged to apply, and negotiations over shortened tenure and promotion schedules are possible for these candidates.
REQUIREMENTS: Ph.D. in applied economics, agribusiness, agricultural economics, food marketing, economics, or a closely related field. The successful candidate is expected to have demonstrated excellence in research and have a dedicated interest in high quality teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level. We seek individuals that will incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion into their research, teaching, and mentoring both at the graduate and undergraduate levels.
GENERAL INFORMATION: The Department of Applied Economics and Statistics is an interdisciplinary academic unit within the University of Delaware's College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Currently, the Department consists of 17 faculty who teach and supervise approximately 100 undergraduate majors and 80 graduate students. The Department includes the Center for Experimental & Applied Economics, a large experimental economics laboratory, and a statistical lab. Recognized as one of America's best universities to work for, the University of Delaware is in Newark, Delaware, within 2 hours of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. The University is a Land Grant, Sea Grant, Space Grant, and Carnegie Research University.
The successful candidate will have opportunities to shape the future direction of the FABM program through teaching, advisement, research, curriculum design, outreach to the business community, and programmatic leadership. There is a desire for candidates that incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion into their research, teaching, and mentoring both at the graduate and undergraduate levels. In addition to contributing to department, college, and university service activities, responsibilities include:
Teaching: Yearly workload consists of two undergraduate courses for the FABM program and one other undergraduate or graduate course. Some possible course options include consumer behavior, entrepreneurship in agribusiness, food retailing, business management, and analysis of food and agricultural policy. Candidates will be expected to contribute to the undergraduate and graduate programs through advising, teaching, and mentoring, as well as directing theses and research projects.
Research: The successful candidate is expected to establish and maintain an active, externally funded, internationally recognized applied-economics research program in consumer behavior, food policy, behavioral and experimental economics, food marketing, food retailing, agribusiness management, international trade, or a similar area. Collaboration with other faculty and/or professionals in related fields is strongly encouraged. At least one element of the candidate's research program should contribute to the College's local, regional, and/or national research priorities. Especially desired are applicants that can contribute to the Department's existing strengths in consumer behavior and marketing, food labeling, and experimental economics. This position will contribute to the University and College's strategic visions through excellence in graduate education, innovative partnerships, community and industry engagement, and world-class research efforts.
SALARY: University of Delaware salaries and fringe benefit packages compete favorably with other universities in general and land grant universities in particular. Tenure track professors receive a third-year sabbatical leave. A start-up package will be available.
DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2022, but we will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.
CONTACT: For more information, contact Dr. John Bernard ([ Email address blocked ] - Click here to apply to Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Food and Agribusiness Marketing & Management
), Chair, FABM Faculty Search Committee, Department of Applied Economics and Statistics, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware. To apply, submit a letter of application, vitae, a short statement of research and teaching interests, job market paper or other sample of research, a statement describing your previous efforts and future plans to create a diverse and inclusive learning environment, and three contact references. Letters of recommendation will be solicited at time of application submission. Submitted documents will be shared with department faculty.
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