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Professor and Chair, The Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics (AEDE)

The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio
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Nov 15, 2022
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Professor and Chair, The Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics (AEDE)
The Ohio State University  

Columbus, Ohio



The Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics (AEDE)


Applications and nominations are invited for the position of Chair of the Department of

Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics (AEDE) in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) at The Ohio State University.


Responsibilities: The Chair administratively leads a comprehensive and diverse program of research, teaching, and extension/outreach. We are particularly interested in applications from individuals with diverse life experiences and whose record indicates the ability to successfully foster effective, collegial, cooperative, and productive relationships among students, staff, and faculty within the Department and with other departments, programs and stakeholders in the College, at the University, and beyond. The Chair must possess both a scholarly record and skill set that would lead to effective mentoring and development of faculty. In addition, the Chair is expected to work with other unit leaders and administrators to advance the vision and missions of the Department, to optimize resource needs of the Department and promote the Department and College with local, state, national, and international organizations. The Chair is the Tenure Initiating Unit (TIU) Head for AEDE. The Chair reports jointly to the Vice President for Agricultural Administration/Dean of CFAES and the CFAES Senior Associate Dean/Director of Faculty and Staff Affairs.


The Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics (AEDE): The Department promotes an inclusive, equitable, prosperous, and sustainable society through cutting-edge research, teaching, and application of economic knowledge to address pressing societal problems and inform public and private decision-making. AEDE offers rigorous courses in agricultural economics and agribusiness; environmental and natural resource economics; sustainability; international and development economics; and urban, regional, and community economics. These comprise undergraduate majors in Agribusiness and Applied Economics (AAE) and Environment, Economy, Development and Sustainability (EEDS), along with five minors. AEDE offers two graduate degrees, the Master of Applied Economics and the PhD in Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics. Faculty have active research programs that address some of the most pressing local and global challenges using methods in applied economics and multi- and interdisciplinary approaches. AEDE is committed to fostering a culture that is diverse, equitable, and unconditionally inclusive in thought and action.


Additional information is available on the department’s website,



Candidates must hold an earned doctorate in a field connected to one of the

disciplines of the Department; have tenure-track faculty experience and be eligible for

appointment as a tenured full professor in any of the disciplinary areas in the Department; and exhibit the ability to administer and manage the human and fiscal resources of an academic unit. We seek forward-thinking candidates who can inspire impactful scholarship and who have demonstrated leadership qualities, experience developing academic and extension/outreach programs, and an entrepreneurial approach. The candidate must be committed to diversity, equity, justice and inclusion; in particular, they must have a track record or demonstrated ability to work with, recruit, and retain diverse faculty, staff, students and to engage with a diverse portfolio of stakeholders. The applicant must have a demonstrated ability to provide leadership spanning disciplinary boundaries by developing and maintaining productive working relationships among the disciplinary areas within the Department and with other department chairs and school directors, alumni, University personnel, state and federal agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and other stakeholders of the Department.


Application Procedure:

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2022 and continue until a qualified candidate is identified. Nominations of qualified individuals are invited at any time. Qualified persons are requested to submit the following: 1) cover letter; 2) a statement of the applicant’s vision for the Department and administrative philosophy, which should address leadership experiences and qualifications; 3) a complete curriculum vitae 4) names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses, of three references and 5) a statement of philosophy that includes an articulated approach to and experiences in fostering a diverse, inclusive and welcoming environment for faculty, staff and students. Initial nominations and inquiries will be kept confidential. In addition to completing online application forms, external applications will upload listed materials as a single PDF at Active OSU employees click on the box titled, “Current OSU Employees and Enrolled Students,” externals on the box titled, “All Non-OSU Employees.”


Questions should be directed to:

Dr. Scott Shearer, Chair of the Search Committee

Professor and Chair, Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Telephone: +1 614-292-7284



The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. We are an NSF Advance Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium. The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.  




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