Assistant Professor of Regional/Rural/Urban Economics

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The Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics at The Ohio State University seeks applications for an Assistant Professor in Regional/Rural/Urban Economics, with a focus on economic development in rural communities representative of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. We are seeking an individual to develop a cutting-edge research, teaching and extension program in regional economics that explores the interactions between local rural and urban communities, industries, policies, and economies.

The appointee will have an academic year (9 month) appointment in the Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics with competitive salary and benefits package and is expected to develop and maintain a world-class research program in their field of inquiry, teach 1-2 classes in our undergraduate, masters, and/or PhD programs, and develop a research-based extension/outreach program that includes planned educational activities and translational materials for extension educators addressing local stakeholder needs.

The Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics ( is a premier department of applied economics that values excellence in research, teaching and outreach to fulfill our departmental commitment to the land-grant mission of The Ohio State University. AEDE’s world-class faculty currently serves 80 PhD students, 20 M.S. students and 500 undergraduate majors in four programs: A top-rated applied economics Ph.D. degree; an M.S. and Masters in Applied Economics degree; a B.S. major in Agribusiness and Applied Economics; and in partnership with the School of Environmental and Natural Resources, a rapidly growing B.S. major in Environment, Economy, Development, and Sustainability.

Applicants must possess a PhD in agricultural economics, applied economics, economics, or related field.

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion:
The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment; and encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. Our college’s Principles of Community affirms our conviction that racism has no place in CFAES. We are an NSF Advance Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium.

Application Instructions:
Screening of applications will begin on December 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Complete applications include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research, teaching and extension interests, a statement on ways you approach diversity and inclusion, and three letters of reference. Questions about the position can be addressed to the Regional Economics Search Committee Chair at: [email protected]

The salary range for this position is $115,008 – $125,004.

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