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Purdue University, Dept of AgEconomics

Job Summary


Purdue University, Dept of AgEconomics


W. Lafayette, IN, United States

Education Level


Work Experience

1-3 Years



Job Category


NonTenure Clinical Prof/Associate Director MSMBA

About the Organization

The Center: For more than 25 years the Center for Food and Agricultural Business (CAB)  https://www.agecon.purdue.edu/cab/ has helped people in the food and agribusiness industries improve their management competencies to address the challenges and opportunities of a dynamic and complex agri-food system. The Center provides innovative professional development experiences, advanced degree opportunities and applied research to the industry.The College: The Department of Agricultural Economics https://ag.purdue.edu/agecon/Pages/default.aspx is an integral part of the College of Agriculture, one of the world’s leading colleges of agricultural, food, social, life, and natural resource sciences and ranked number 6 globally in the 2013 QS World University Rankings. The College is deeply committed to the three land-grant missions (teaching, research, and extension), to international activities and perspectives that span all missions, and to supporting a diverse and inclusive environment focused on excellence in all we do. The College has 11 academic departments and includes 320 faculty, 2704 undergraduate students, and 690 graduate students. The College’s strategic plan is found at:  https://www2.ag.purdue.edu/Pages/strategicplan.aspx.

About the Job

Rank:  All ranks (Assistant/Associate/Full) will be considered.  Clinical/Professional Faculty hold non-tenure track faculty appointments.

Principal Duties:  The Center for Food and Agricultural Business is seeking a dedicated faculty leader who will direct the design, development, and delivery of organizational behavior, leadership, and human resource management topics in CAB Engagement programs. The position requires intense involvement with CAB’s internal and external stakeholders, as well as delivery in executive education classrooms at a world-class level. The successful candidate will represent the Organizational Behavior/Human Resource/Leadership discipline on collaborative teams that draw from a diverse set of knowledge professionals. These include faculty in agricultural economics at Purdue University and other parts of academia as well as professionals from a diverse set of agribusiness fields around the world. Duties will include developing creative works and leading applied research projects as needed. In addition to playing a key role in CAB engagement activities, the successful candidate will serve as an associate director of the Center, leading the MS-MBA program – a dual degree program that offers a Master of Science in Agricultural Economics from Purdue and an MBA from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University (IU). Key responsibilities within this role include oversight of all aspects of the MS-MBA degree program, including curriculum development, pedagogy, innovations in teaching methods and delivery. The successful candidate will be expected to teach in the MS/MBA program. Other expectations are to recruit and lead faculty instructors, supervise professional design and marketing staff, and coordinate academic assessment and capstone projects for degree-seeking students. This role also requires interaction with faculty and graduate program staff at both degree-granting institutions. Program direction and engagement activities will take place domestically and internationally, requiring travel about 10% of the time.

Job Requirements

Qualifications: The candidate must have a PhD in Psychology, Human Resources, Organizational Behavior or related field.  He or she must have notable experience in organizational behavior, human resources or leadership. Knowledge of agribusiness, experience delivering professional development programs to adult learners in an academic environment, and experience in higher education are desirable. The successful candidate will have demonstrated strengths in working collaboratively, communicating orally in formal education settings as well as with colleagues, and writing for executive and/or academic audiences. Salary and Benefits:  Salary is competitive and commensurate with education, training and professional experience, and an excellent fringe benefit package that includes retirement program, medical, and life and disability insurance.

Application Instructions

Application: Apply for this position as a Candidate at EconJobMarket.org and upload your application documents here: https://www.econjobmarket.org/  A complete application includes: a short statement describing how the candidate’s experience will contribute to success in this role, graduate transcripts, a writing sample, address/e-mail information for 3 references, and a CV. A background check is required for employment in this position. Application review will begin October 20, 2013 and will continue until a successful candidate is identified. For further information, please contact Debby Weber, Search Coordinator, weberdl@purdue.edu   Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/ Equal Access /Affirmative Action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.