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The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Seeks Assistant or Associate Professor, Agricultural Commodity Markets

December 28, 2022

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Assistant or Associate Professor, Agricultural Commodity Markets (Extension/Research)

College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences


Position Summary  

The Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics (ACE) seeks candidates who will develop a nationally recognized extension and research program in grain market analysis. The emphasis will be on the analysis of fundamental supply, demand, and policy factors impacting markets for Midwest crops.
Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to provide leadership for the grain market outlook area of the highly successful farmdoc extension program in the Department of ACE and engage with University of Illinois Extension’s commercial agriculture team. They will also conduct applied research that supports and enhances extension grain outlook activities, which may include grain price outlook newsletters, farmdoc daily articles, outlook reports, data products and decision tools, and presentations at meetings and webinars. The candidate is expected to publish applied research in disciplinary academic journals. Collaborative research with other departmental faculty and graduate students is encouraged.
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Qualifications: Ph.D. in agricultural economics, economics, business, finance, or a related field. Familiarity with the mission of land grant institutions and agriculture, as well as familiarity/experience with Extension and outreach. Knowledge of agricultural crop markets required.
Salary/Appointment: Competitive, based on qualifications
9-month academic year, tenure track, 60% Extension/40% research.
Start Date: The anticipated starting date for the position is August 16, 2022.
Application: To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by January 28, 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. To apply, please create a candidate profile at and upload a brief cover letter, a CV, a sample of written work, a research statement, an extension statement, and 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, Scott Irwin at

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