Agribusiness Lecturer

Clemson University: College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences: Agricultural Sciences
Agribusiness Lecturer

Location: Clemson, SC



The Department of Agricultural Sciences (AS), within the College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Life Sciences (CAFLS) at Clemson University, is seeking to fill a faculty position at the Lecturer level in the area of Agricultural Business. The Agribusiness Program at Clemson University is a growing program with over 170 undergraduate students. The department offers an undergraduate degree in Agribusiness in addition to a M.S. in Applied Economics and Statistics and a Ph.D. degree Applied Economics. The Lecturer will help teach the undergraduate curriculum that focuses on the application of economic analysis to decision problems in agriculture, agribusiness, finance, and natural resources economics. The Agribusiness program currently has five tenure-track faculty and two extension faculty. The position is a 9-month appointment. The desired starting date is August 15, 2021.


Clemson University is a Land Grant university located on the shores of Lake Hartwell within view of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the Upper Piedmont of South Carolina, USA. The 1,400-acre campus is part of the 18,000 acres of University Farms and Forests devoted to teaching and research. Clemson University is consistent ranked among the nation's top 25 public universities by U.S. News and World Report.


General Duties and Responsibilities:

Instructional responsibilities include developing and teaching undergraduate courses in the fields associated with the agribusiness and agricultural economics. Possibilities include introductory microeconomics, agribusiness marketing, agribusiness management, and crop systems management. Teaching load will include three to four undergraduate classes per semester. Specific courses that the lecturer will teach include: Agricultural Economics (AGRB 2020), Agriculture and Society (AGRB 2050), Agribusiness Management (AGRB 3190), Agricultural Sales (AGRB 3510), and a potential new interdisciplinary Cropping System Analysis/Management course (AGRB 4260). The successful candidate will be required to advise undergraduate students and supervise internships. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to teach summer school courses for additional compensation.



Minimum requirement is an M.S. in agricultural business, agricultural economics, agricultural sciences or related field. Strong knowledge of the subject matter taught in undergraduate agricultural economics and agribusiness courses is required. Successful candidates must have a strong commitment to quality teaching, excellent communication skills, and desire to teach and mentor undergraduate students. Previous experience in agricultural production, agricultural business management, agricultural finance, agricultural marketing, and/or agricultural sales is preferred. This position provides the opportunity to pursue a Ph.D. while developing instructional skills.



Please submit: (1) a letter of interest with applicant's contact information; (2) contact information for three references; (3) a one-page teaching philosophy; (4) an unofficial transcript from all degree-granting institutions (BS, MS, Ph.D.); and (5) curriculum vitae to Applicants may request their candidacy remain confidential during the initial review process.

Review of applications will begin on January 22, 2021. This position will remain open until filled. We anticipate Zoom interviews beginning the week of February 1, 2021, and on-campus interviews beginning February 22, 2021.


If you need any additional information, please contact:


Dr. David B. Willis, Chair

Agribusiness Faculty Search Committee

(864) 656-5790


To ensure full consideration, please submit materials by January 19, 2021. The position will remain open until an appropriate candidate is found.


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