Assistant/Associate Professor in Agricultural Financial Management

University of Illinois Urbana Champaign Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics

United States

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences
Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics

Assistant/Associate Professor, Agricultural Financial Management

The Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics (ACE) is comprised of world-renowned faculty whose research and outreach programs influence national and international policymaking on issues ranging from how producers, consumers, and agribusinesses manage risk and adapt to climate change to the impacts of new technologies, environmental regulations, federal laws on profitability and human well-being.

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Everything we do is designed to improve the quality of life of the people in the state of Illinois, across the nation, and around the world. We discover, develop, translate, and disseminate knowledge to address societal concerns and train the next generation of experts and leaders in a way that empowers them to expand the boundaries of science to higher levels of understanding and influence.

Within the College of ACES you will join a team of 190 tenure-system faculty members; nearly 1,400 academic professionals, civil service staff, and assistants; 2,800 undergraduates; and 750 graduate students each year. The College of ACES is a remarkable community of faculty, staff and students who are striving to meet the critical challenges of our time. We’re proud to report our four-year graduation rate (74%) is the highest in the nation among comparable programs, according to US News & World Report, and is more than double the national average for public universities (33%, according to the U.S. Department of Education). In fact, an impressive 87% of our alumni are in the workforce or graduate school within six months of graduation.

We have nearly 36,000 living alumni and raise approximately $30 million annually in private support from individuals, corporations, and foundations. Our annual expenditures from all sources are more than $160 million. ACES plays a key role in national and international research initiatives in bioenergy, biotechnology, integrated landscapes, environmental sustainability, food and agricultural systems, global climate change, family resiliency, public policy, and much more. 

The Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics is seeking to fill a tenure-track position in the area of agricultural financial management, an essential component of modern commercial agriculture in Illinois and the nation.

Responsibilities: Agricultural financial management is central to the success of commercial farms in Illinois. The landscape of agricultural financial management has changed dramatically in the last decade with an explosion of new credit instruments, risk management tools, and policy changes. The evolving environment for agricultural financial management prersnts a host of challenges to farmers, bankers and policy-makers and the proposed position would contribute to solutions through an extension and research program addressing crucial agricultural finance and management issues problems. The position will be a key component of the Departments's comprehensive and award-winning farmdoc extension outreach program ( and will also have opportunities to engage with the http://TIAA Center for Farmland Researc.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop a nationally recognized extension and applied research program in agricultural financial management involving interaction with extension clientele in the commercial agriculture sector, including agricultural finance institutions. The candidate will be expected to be a regular contributor to farmdoc daily ( The position will also contribute to the Department’s undergraduate programs by initially teaching one course per year on agricultural finance, farm management, or other aspects of applied economics.

Qualifications:  Ph.D in Agricultural Economics, Consumer Economics, Consumer Finance, Economics, Finance, or related fields is required.

Salary/Appointment: Competitive; based on qualifications and rank; 9-month academic year; tenure track; 100% FTE; extension/research/teaching.

Closing/Starting Date:  To ensure full consideration, all application materials must be submitted by April 23, 2021.  Starting date is negotiable after close date.

Application:  To apply, please create a candidate profile at and upload a brief cover letter, a CV, a sample of written work, a research statement, a teaching statement, and three letters of reference. Applicants who are currently graduate students or post-doctoral fellows must also submit transcripts from graduate program(s). For general questions about the department see or contact Melissa Warmbier at (217) 333-1810,

Additional Information:  Dr. Scott Irwin by phone: (217) 333-6087 or by email: 

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Assistant/Associate Professor, Agricultural Financial Management - Agricultural and Consumer Economics (143147)



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