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Chairperson, Department of Applied Economics and Statistics

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Work type: Faculty
Location: Newark
Categories: Applied Economics & Statistics, Full Time

The University of Delaware seeks a dynamic and innovative leader to advance excellence in research, education and outreach programs as the next of Chair of the Department of Applied Economics and Statistics. The blending of economic and statistics disciplines is unique to this department and the position offers the opportunity to lead a one-of-a-kind unit that is focused on quantitative and behavioral sciences.

The Department conducts innovative and impactful teaching, research and outreach in areas including experimental economics, with a focus on agricultural and environmental issues through the department’s Center for Experimental and Applied Economics; statistical methodology and applications in high dimensional data and machine learning with applications to environmental statistics, genomics, and finance; and extension programs in agribusiness risk management serving the state and region. The Department has fourteen faculty, and six professional and administrative staff. The department offers undergraduate degrees in Food and Agribusiness Marketing and Management, Environmental and Resource Economics, and Statistics, and master’s degrees in Agriculture and Resource Economics, Statistics, and Applied Statistics (online).  For more information, see

Prospective candidates should have

  • a proven record of teaching, service, and externally funded research commensurate with appointment at the rank of full professor,
  • a commitment to undergraduate and graduate education,
  • a commitment to Extension and outreach programming,
  • dedication to expanding a collaborative and interdisciplinary environment,
  • leadership in fostering an equitable, diverse, and inclusive working and learning environment,
  • a vision for mentoring junior faculty,
  • effective management and interpersonal skills,
  • an understanding of the land grant mission.


The chair will represent the Department and its programs across the university and to external stakeholders, and participate actively in the administration of the College along with the dean, associate deans, and other chairs and unit leaders.

Founded in 1743, the University of Delaware combines tradition and innovation, offering students a rich heritage along with the latest in instructional and research technology. Located in scenic Newark, Delaware, within 2 hours of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C., the University is a Land Grant, Sea Grant, Space Grant, Carnegie Research University (very high research activity), with external funding exceeding $240 million. A state-assisted, privately governed institution, the University enrolls approximately 19,000 undergraduates and 4,000 graduate students.

Review of applications will begin January 10, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants must submit a cover letter, a research statement, contact information for three references, and curriculum vitae. Candidates will be notified before references are contacted. For inquiries, contact: Dr. Michael Arnold, Search Committee Chair,, or 302-831-1916.



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