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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Agricultural Economics - Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics

Position overview

Position titles:
Anticipated start: July 1, 2022

Application Window

Open October 12th, 2021 through Monday, Nov 15, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Position description

JEL Classification: Q1 (Agriculture); Q2 (Renewable Resources and Conservation); Q3 (Nonrenewable Resources and Conservation); C1 (Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General)

The Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics (ARE) at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications from qualified individuals to two positions, one open rank (OR; assistant, associate or full professor), the other a tenure-track Assistant Professor (NT). The successful applicant to the open rank position may occupy the recently endowed Rausser Chair of Agricultural Economics.

We seek outstanding scholars with an active research program in one of two areas of interest:

  1. Agricultural economics (or resources pertinent to agriculture) in developed countries.
  2. The development and application of new analytical tools to empirical questions relevant to the economics of agriculture and natural resources, including tools from data science or econometrics.

Successful candidates will be expected to inspire our PhD students to pursue research in topics involving new analytical tools or applications in agriculture and natural resources. Candidates with an active research program in agriculture (and resource) economics will be expected to teach courses related to agricultural economics and policy at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. We look for candidates who can take advantage of our location in the Rausser College of Natural Resources, by exhibiting both the ability and interest to engage with other scientists with research interests related to agriculture.

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging 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 applicants are required to submit a statement on diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging, which will be assessed on the applicant’s knowledge, track record, and future plans in this area; applicants can find guidance to write this statement at https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity/support-faculty-candidates.

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.

For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit: http://ofew.berkeley.edu/new-faculty

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

    PhD (or equivalent international degree), or enrolled in PhD or equivalent international degree-granting program at the time of application.

Preferred qualifications

    PhD (or equivalent international degree) in Economics, Agricultural Economics, or related field.

Application Requirements by Level

Assistant Professor

Position title: Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics

Individuals should submit their application at this level if they meet one of the following conditions: Current or recent PhD candidate or graduate; current or recent postdoc; current assistant professor (including those who are `senior’ assistant professors near tenure). Please note that this level determination is only for application review purposes, not the ultimate appointment level of the finalist.

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

  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging - Please submit a 2-3 page statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, 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 https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity/support-faculty-candidates).

  • Letter of Intent (containing research and teaching statements)

  • Research Paper 1 of 3 - One research paper pertaining to agriculture or natural resources (relevant to agriculture) in developed countries or analytical tools for agricultural economics.

  • Research Paper 2 of 3 - One research paper pertaining to agriculture or natural resources (relevant to agriculture) in developed countries or analytical tools for agricultural economics.

    (Optional)

  • Research Paper 3 of 3 - One research paper pertaining to agriculture or natural resources (relevant to agriculture) in developed countries or analytical tools for agricultural economics.

    (Optional)

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

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required
Apply link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03160

Associate/Full Professor

Position title: Associate/Full Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics

Individuals should submit their application at this level if they meet one of the following conditions: Current tenured professor; position equivalent to tenured professor (i.e., at an international university). Please note that this level determination is only for application review purposes, not the ultimate appointment level of the finalist.

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

  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging - Please submit a 2-3 page statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, 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 https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity/support-faculty-candidates).

  • Letter of Intent (containing research and teaching statements)

  • Research Paper 1 of 3 - One research paper pertaining to agriculture or natural resources (relevant to agriculture) in developed countries or analytical tools for agricultural economics.

  • Research Paper 2 of 3 - One research paper pertaining to agriculture or natural resources (relevant to agriculture) in developed countries or analytical tools for agricultural economics.

    (Optional)

  • Research Paper 3 of 3 - One research paper pertaining to agriculture or natural resources (relevant to agriculture) in developed countries or analytical tools for agricultural economics.

    (Optional)

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

Reference requirements

Contact information and letters may be requested of finalists.

Apply link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03160

Help contact: lazo@berkeley.edu

Campus Information

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values at UC Berkeley. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and academic and non-academic staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our academic positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity, inclusion, and belonging.

The University of California, Berkeley 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: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

In searches when letters of reference are required 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 (http://apo.berkeley.edu/ucb-confidentiality-policy) prior to submitting their letter.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/5000695/SARS-CoV-2_Covid-19. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.)

Job location

Berkeley, CA