University of Illinois Seeks Assistant or Associate Professor, Agricultural and Applied Economics

Posted on October 10, 2022
University of Illinois Seeks Assistant or Associate Professor, Agricultural and Applied Economics
Position Title: 
Assistant or Associate Professor, the Economics of Consumer Behavior
Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics
College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences


Position Summary:
The Department of Agricultural & Consumer Economics (ACE) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) seeks to fill an Assistant/Associate tenure-track Professor position in agricultural and applied economics (55% Research, 45% Teaching). We seek outstanding scholars in the broadly defined area of consumer behavior with an emphasis on food, sustainable food systems, and/or the environment. Research engaging the methodological frontiers of the field is of particular interest, including empirical industrial organization, data science/big data, and/or experimental approaches. Candidates researching consumer behavior with an international focus are also welcome to apply. Teaching responsibilities would generally include two courses at the undergraduate or graduate level.
The person filling this position will be expected to:
(1) develop or maintain (depending on rank) a nationally- prominent research program with publications in leading peer-reviewed scholarly journals,
(2) contribute to the
Department’s undergraduate and graduate teaching programs through teaching (generally two courses per year) and student mentoring, and
(3) communicate research results to relevant policy makers and stakeholders.
ACE and UIUC provide a rich collaborative research with the presence of research centers such as the Center for the Economics of Sustainability (CEOS) in ACE, the Institute for Sustainability, Energy and
Environment (ISEE), and the Center for Digital Agriculture (CDA)
opportunities for engagement with stakeholders and policy makers through the award-winning farmdoc program
and access to world-class computational resources through the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA.)
All candidates must have a Ph.D. in agricultural/applied economics, economics, or related field. Candidates at the Assistant Professor level should show potential for strong research and teaching programs in their area of specialization, and must have completed their degree before the start date of the appointment.
Start Date: August 16, 2023
Salary: Commensurate with qualification and experience
Appointment Details: 100% FTE, 9/12 tenure-track faculty
Application Procedures:
 To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by Nov 15, 2022, but applications will be accepted until a candidate for hire is identified. Interviews may begin before the closing date
however, no offers will be extended until after that date. Apply for this position at and upload a brief cover letter, a CV, a sample of written work, a research statement, a teaching statement, a statement describing the candidate’s commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusive environments, and names and contact information for three references.
Additional Information:
 For additional information about the department see
for information about the position contact the search chair, Hope Michelson, at
For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.