Assistant or Associate Professor - Sustainable Food and Farm Policy

Position: Sustainable Food and Farm Policy

Rank: Assistant or Associate Professor


The Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics ( in the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University invites applications for a tenure track assistant/associate professor.  The incumbent is expected to conduct innovative research on policies related to food, farming and sustainability and to provide intellectual leadership to the Department and to the University’s Discovery Theme Initiatives in the area of sustainable food and farm policy. 

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, and teach the equivalent of three classes in our undergraduate, masters, and/or PhD programs.

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 Ph.D. degree with fields in Environmental, Development and Regional Economics; an M.S. 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. 

This position is part of a cluster of four new hires in the department focused on sustainable resource management in the 21st century.  The position is partially funded by a Discovery Theme Initiative ( at Ohio State University, a significant faculty hiring investment in key thematic areas in which the university can build on its culture of academic collaboration to make a global impact. The successful candidate will be among the first wave of hires University-wide in a highly collaborative interdisciplinary Initiative for Food and Agricultural Transformation ( that includes more than 50 existing faculty and many external partners seeking transformational solutions for resilient, sustainable and global food security.


Applicants must possess a PhD in economics or an applied economics field, or expect to complete all degree requirements before August 1, 2016.  Interest in developing or working in collaborative multidisciplinary research teams, and experience with University teaching and mentoring members of underrepresented groups is preferred.

Application Instructions:

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but those received before November 23, 2015 will receive priority consideration. Complete applications include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, a writing sample and three letters of recommendation. 

Applications should be submitted through EconJobMarket:  Inquiries or questions about the position can be directed to Dr. Brian Roe, Sustainable Food and Farm Policy Search Committee Chair at

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion:

The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, 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. We are an NSF Advance Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.