Professor / Full Professor of Agriculture and Food Economics

Dublin (IE)
21 Feb 2017
End of advertisement period
14 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Professor / Full Professor of Agriculture and Food Economics

UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science

Ref: 008941

University College Dublin invites applications for a permanent faculty position as Professor / Full Professor of Agricultural and Food Economics. The successful applicant will be appointed at the grade of either Professor or Full Professor depending on their experience and potential, as assessed by the Interview Board. The position will be located in the School of Agriculture and Food Science and has support from the Agricultural Trust.

The successful candidate will have a commitment to the development of agricultural and food economics as a discipline through strong leadership. He/she will be a scholar of distinction with an international reputation and a demonstrated ability to attract competitive national and international funding. In addition to providing strong, committed leadership and inspiration in research, the successful candidate will also be required to play an important and leading role in teaching programme developments, administration and staff development.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated an ability to provide leadership in a key area of agricultural or food economics such as, Applied Agricultural Economics and Policy Development, Farm Business, International Trade, Food and Agribusiness Strategy Development or other Agricultural Economics related areas and will have contributed to the development of his/her subject both nationally and internationally. He/she must have the potential to develop and lead a coherent, long-term and multi-disciplinary research programme linking together the key agri-food economics disciplines and develop a prominent leadership role in the agriculture and food industry by contributing to the development of agricultural policies and strategies at national and international level.

Salary Scale Professor €78,332- €103,253 per annum

Full Professor €106,516- €136,276 per annum

Appointment will be made on scale and in accordance with the Department of Finance guidelines.

Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the UCD Job Vacancies website:

Closing Date: 17:00hrs (local Irish Time) on 14th April 2017

Note:  Hours of work for academic staff are those as prescribed under Public Service Agreements. For further information please follow link below:

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications.