Skip to main content

Assistant Professor - Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics

Recruitment Period

Open October 15th, 2019 through Friday, Nov 22, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)


Institution: University of California, Berkeley

Department: Agricultural and Resource Economics

Title: Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics (tenure-track faculty position)

JEL Classification: Q1 (Agriculture); Q2 (Renewable Resources and Conservation); Q3 (Nonrenewable Resources and Conservation); Q4 (Energy); Q5 (Environmental Economics); O1 (Economic Development); A1 (General Economics)

The Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position, with an expected start date of July 1, 2020.

We anticipate hiring a candidate with expertise relevant to the economics of agriculture and natural resources in developed and developing countries. Fields of interest include environmental economics, natural resources, energy, international trade, applied econometrics and data science, labor, development, industrial organization and public finance, among others. We are looking for candidates who are able to take advantage of our location in the College of Natural Resources, with excellent faculty in complementary disciplines.

We seek candidates with a strong interest in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and evidence of high productivity in policy-relevant, theoretically sound, and empirically grounded research in the theoretical or applied economic analysis of issues relating to agricultural and natural resource economics.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at UC Berkeley and the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics. Successful candidates for our faculty positions will demonstrate a commitment to advancing these objectives and values. All applications are required to include a statement on diversity, which will be scored on the applicants knowledge, track record, and future plans to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion; applicants can find guidance to write this statement at

The Department is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. We are also interested in candidates who have had non-traditional career paths or who have taken time off for family reasons, or who have achieved excellence in careers outside academia.

Basic Qualifications: Candidates must have completed all Ph.D. or equivalent international degree requirements, except the dissertation, at the time of application.

Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent international degree in Economics, Agricultural Economics, or a related area, is preferred by the appointment start date.

To apply for consideration, please go to the following link:

Applicants should also request three letters of recommendation (requested directly through our online application system). All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality ( prior to submitting their letters.

Applicants may contact Diana Lazo at with any questions regarding this recruitment.

For additional information on the Department and the campus visit and For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit:

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

Job location

Berkeley, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Job Market Paper

  • Letter of Intent (containing teaching and research statement)

  • Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness - Evaluations, course assessments, scores, ratings, or comments, as it relates to your performance as an instructor or teaching assistant

  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Please submit a 2-3 page statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these issues, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired as a Berkeley faculty member (for additional information go to

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required