Assistant Professor of Agricultural Economics – University of Kentucky

Department of Agricultural Economics College of Agriculture, Food and Environment University of Kentucky

POSITION TITLE: Assistant Professor of Agricultural Economics (Regional Economics and/or Community Economic Development)

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: This is a full-time, twelve-month, tenure-track position in the Regular Title Series with an approximate start date of August 1, 2019. The distribution of effort is approximately 65% research, 30% teaching, and 5% service. The candidate should have an interest in conducting policy-relevant research in regional economics, community economic development, or related fields such as health economics with a particular focus on rural areas of the United States.

The successful candidate is expected to: 1) develop a nationally recognized research program evidenced by publications in leading peer-reviewed scholarly journals; 2) successfully attract external funding to support research efforts, including funding of graduate students; 3) demonstrate a commitment to working with teams of researchers on interdisciplinary research problems including working with the Community and Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky (CEDIK); 4) direct MS and PhD student research; 5) contribute to the multi-functional, land-grant mission of the Department through outreach and engagement efforts with community stakeholders; and 6) exhibit excellence in classroom instruction at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. in agricultural economics, economics, or a closely related field with an emphasis on regional economics and/or community economic development. Other qualifications include the ability to conduct high-level independent research, direct graduate student research, and effectively teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Outstanding written and verbal communication skills are required as are strong quantitative skills. Spatial econometric skills are preferred, but not required.

LOCATION: University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary and fringe benefits are competitive with those of other leading land-grant universities.

APPLICATION: Application can be made online at and requires a cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, contact information for three references, and a job paper. Applications will be reviewed beginning December 7, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

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The University of Kentucky is an equal opportunity university. We encourage applications from women, minorities, and all interested and qualified people. The EEO

Coordinator is Tim West, S-105 Agricultural Science North, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40546-0091.


Dr. Alison Davis
Search Committee Chair
Department of Agricultural Economics 411 C.E. Barnhart Building
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40546-0276 859-257-7260