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University of Tennessee System
UTIA- Agricultural & Resource Economics
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Posted: 09/19/2018
Assistant Professor of Agricultural & Resource Economics– Food and Health Economics

Position: Assistant Professor of Agricultural & Resource Economics. This is a full-time, 12-month, tenure track position with a 90% research (UT AgResearch), 10% teaching (Herbert College of Agriculture) appointment.

Subject: Agricultural and Resource Economics – Food and Health Economics

Location: Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, Institute of Agriculture, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

 Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to: 1) develop a nationally-recognized research program focusing on food and health economics including topics such as food safety, nutrition, and links between human health and labor market outcomes and/or community and economic development; 2) teach undergraduate and graduate courses; 3) publish in high quality disciplinary and multidisciplinary journals; 4) acquire extramural funding; 5) mentor and supervise undergraduate and graduate students; and 6) participate in service activities of the Department, Institute, University, and profession.

Institution: The University of Tennessee, Institute of Agriculture is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. As a Land Grant Institution, the University of Tennessee has Teaching, Research, and Extension missions. The Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics consists of 20 faculty, support staff, 100+ undergraduate majors, and 21 graduate students. Visit our website: 

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics, Economics, or closely related field. The successful candidate will have excellent research, teaching, communication and quantitative skills and a willingness to work in multidisciplinary teams. Preference will be given to candidates with evidence of strong econometric skills.

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application: Screening of applicants will begin November 15, 2018, and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. To apply, please mail or email your current curriculum vita, letter describing your interest in, and qualifications for, the position, and official transcripts, and arrange for three letters of reference to be mailed or e-mailed directly, to:

Dr. T. Edward Yu

Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics 317 Morgan Hall, 2621 Morgan Circle

The University of Tennessee Knoxville Tennessee 37996-4518

Phone: 865-974-7411; Fax: 865-974-9492


Effective Date: Position available beginning March 1, 2019.

The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admission without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status.