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Clemson University
Clemson, SC
South Carolina
United States
Posted: 10/11/2021
Assistant Professor - Agribusiness
Clemson University: College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences: Agricultural Sciences
Assistant Professor - Agribusiness

Location: Clemson, SC

The Department of Agricultural Sciences (AS), within the College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Life Sciences (CAFLS) at Clemson University, is seeking to fill a 9-month tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level. The position is 60% Research and 40% Teaching, with an emphasis in Agribusiness (the preferred candidate will have specialization in Applied Agribusiness Management, Agricultural Trade, Applied Econometrics, or Experimental Economics). Clemson's Agribusiness program, established in 2013, has grown rapidly in eight years. The Agribusiness program consists of 8 tenure-track faculty, 1 lecturer, and approximately 160 undergraduate students. The Agribusiness program recently re-established a Master of Science degree in Applied Economics and Statistics that currently has 10 students and expects to annually enroll 8-10 students.

The position is a 9-month appointment and is located on the main campus. The desired starting date is August 15, 2022.

The successful candidate will lead a nationally recognized research program in the research area of their focus, develop a strong peer-reviewed publication record, and obtain external funding. Research responsibilities should focus on agribusiness issues relevant to South Carolina, US Southeast Region, and the Nation. The successful candidate will work closely with existing AS faculty and on and off-campus faculty in different CAFLS departments and Research and Education Centers (RECs) to promote the agricultural economy.

The selected candidate will teach two undergraduate classes and one graduate class, based on the departmental needs and the candidate's area of expertise. Example undergraduate courses are: Quantitative Economics I (AGRB 2080) and Agribusiness Management (AGRB 3190) but may change based on departmental needs. The successful candidate will also contribute to the continuous improvement of the undergraduate and graduate program curricula. Additional responsibilities include advising graduate students, serving on department, college, and university academic committees, and professional committees.

Clemson University is an R1 Land Grant university located on the shores of Lake Hartwell within view of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the Upper Piedmont region of South Carolina, USA. The Clemson student body consists of approximately 18,000 undergraduate students and 4,300 graduate students. The 1,400-acre campus is part of the 18,000 acres of University Farms and Forests devoted to teaching and research. U.S. News and World Report has consistently annually ranked Clemson University among the nation's top 25 public universities.


Required qualifications: A Ph.D. degree in Agricultural Economics, Economics, or closely related field with a strong focus in agribusiness is expected at the time of employment. The selected candidate must have strong knowledge of policy issues confronting the agricultural economy and possess the interest and ability to teach undergraduate and graduate-level courses. Excellent written and verbal communication is required.

Preferred qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates with documented ability to secure external funding to support an active research program, a record of high-quality peer-reviewed journal publications, and a dedicated interest (and/or demonstrated excellence) in teaching. Experience in working as an active member in multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary research settings is also preferred.


Please submit the following to (1) a letter of interest with the applicant's contact information; (2) Curriculum Vitae
(3) a one-page teaching philosophy; (4) a one-page research plan; (5) an unofficial transcript from all degree-granting institutions (BS, MS, Ph.D.); and (6) contact information for three references; Applicants may request their candidacy remain confidential during the initial review process.

For full consideration, please apply by November 6, 2021. Review of applicants will begin immediately, and the position will remain posted until filled.

We anticipate preliminary Zoom interviews beginning the week of November 29, 2021, and final interviews beginning in January 2022. This timeline is tentative and subject to change. The hiring committee will reach out to you directly if they are interested in moving forward with your application.

If you need any additional information, please contact:

Dr. Michael Vassalos, Chair
Agribusiness Faculty Search Committee
(864) 656-2439

Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.

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