Dear All,

Apologies for for crosspostings. Please see the below job announcement. Note 
that applications are due August 15th.

Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology ALFA Endowed Eminent Scholar Chair

The Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology is seeking 
candidates at the Full or Associate Professor level for an Eminent Scholar 
position. The holder of the Alfa Endowed Eminent Scholar Chair will demonstrate 
excellence in research, teaching and service /outreach. The successful 
candidate will have received national and international recognition through 
publications in scholarly journals, success in acquiring external funding, 
teaching, and stakeholder engagement.  Key stakeholders include agricultural 
producers, industry, non-profit organizations, and organizations involved in 
the formulation of policies for food and agriculture.

The ALFA Eminent Scholar endowment will provide support for the successful 
candidate to: 1) continue and extend an outstanding record of scholarly 
research, 2) teach in the Department's undergraduate and/or graduate programs; 
and 3) provide leadership in a specific research area in partnership with the 
Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Auburn University, state, national, and 
international organizations and stakeholders. Applications are encouraged from 
scholars who research a diverse range of topics that relate to natural 
resources (energy, water, soil, biodiversity), food and nutrition (health, 
consumer issues), community development (rural development, labor, 
entrepreneurship), farm and agribusiness management (marketing, production, 
finance, technology), or agriculture policy (farm policy, domestic ag policy, 
trade policy, ag law).

Position: This ALFA Eminent Scholar Chair is a nine-month, teaching and 
research appointment. The position has a five-year renewable term with tenure 
in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in agricultural economics or related field. The candidate 
must meet university and departmental standards for tenure and promotion at the 
Associate or Full Professor level. See criteria at the following website:

Salary/Appointment: The salary for the ALFA Eminent Scholar is negotiable and 
competitive based on qualifications. The endowment provides a salary supplement 
and funds annually to support the incumbent's research program. The starting 
date is negotiable after closing date. Research/teaching percentages in the 
appointment are also negotiable.

Application Procedures: Applicants must apply for the position electronically 
through: and submit 
the following: 1) cover letter addressing the candidate's experience pertinent 
to the responsibilities of the position, and should include statements on their 
research, teaching, and stakeholder engagement philosophy (and plans), 2) 
current curriculum vita, and 3) reprints of the candidate’s three most 
important contributions to the scholarly literature, which should include at 
least one recent paper. When prompted during the on-line application process, 
please provide names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three professional 
references. Applicants will remain anonymous throughout the process, and 
references will not be contacted until authorized by the candidate. Only 
complete applications will be considered. Active review of applications will 
begin August 15, 2017, but the search will continue until the position is 

Questions about the position should be directed to:
Dr. Joseph Kloepper. Search Committee Chair
303 Life Sciences Building
Auburn University, AL 36849
Phone: 334-844-1950

The University: Auburn University is a land-grant institution with a student 
enrollment of more than 28,000. The University provides instruction in 
approximately 70 academic departments and maintains graduate research and 
public service programs of a broad scope. The University is located in the city 
of Auburn in east-central Alabama near the metropolitan areas of Montgomery and 
Birmingham, Alabama and Columbus and Atlanta, Georgia. Auburn has a mild winter 
climate, excellent public schools, a family-friendly atmosphere, and easy 
access to the world through the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in 

The Department: The Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology 
consists of 16 full-time faculty, over 200 undergraduate students and 40 M.S. 
and Ph.D. students. More information can be found at
Auburn University is an EEO/Vet/Disability Employer


Loka Ashwood
Assistant Professor
Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology

Auburn University
310 Comer Hall
Auburn, AL  36849
(334) 844-4953<>

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