Associate Professor

University of Louisville Equine Industry Program Associate Professor Position Available

Job ID: 34579

Location: Equine Administration 

Position Description 


The Equine Industry Program in the College of Business at University of Louisville invites applications for the position of Applied Economist at the proposed rank of Associate or Assistant Professor (Term). Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 


Candidates must possess a Ph.D. degree in applied economics, economics, econometrics, agricultural or urban economics, or a related field, plus two years of teaching experience in higher education. The successful candidate will have a record of conducting applied economic research, generating insights, and communicating results in an impactful way. He or she also will have experience in or demonstrated passion for the equine industry.

Additional required skills and experience include: excellent econometric skills; demonstrated ability to perform in-depth statistical analyses and report results; ability to multi-task and meet deadlines; ability to communicate technical information and data to non-technical audiences; and excellent written and oral communication skills. 

Position Description

The Applied Economist will play a critical role in advancing the Equine Industry Program. He or she will conduct applied research that supports the horse racing industry in Kentucky and the broader international racing industry (including, but not limited to, auction market, farm best practices, taxation, racing, and gaming). He or she also will develop and facilitate events that result in measurable improvements for the equine industry including an annual conference, industry meetings, and educational roundtables. He or she may also teach undergraduate courses as assigned under the direction of the Program Director. He or she is expected to work effectively and collaboratively with the Program Director, internal and external stakeholders, and constituents involved in the equine industry. 

About the Equine Industry Program

The Equine Industry Program is on the move and a leader in horse commerce, enterprise and academics. It was established in 1986 and is supported by KRS (Kentucky Revised Statute) 230.550. As the one of only two AACSB-accredited equine programs in the world, the Equine Industry Program provides training and educational opportunities in the horse racing industry relating to, but not limited to, finance, management, marketing, regulation, and administrative aspects of the horse racing industry.

The Equine Industry Program is ideally situated in the heart of horse country and one mile from historic Churchill Downs, home to the Kentucky Derby. The city of Louisville is a vibrant community with a population of over one million that offers a relatively low cost of living as well as a variety of housing options-including being a short commute away from several horse communities. The city also boasts a thriving cultural and arts scene, one of the highest number of restaurants per capita in the United States, and a world-class public park system.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, and contact information for three professional references as a single document (PDF) with the online application.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Louisville is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, age, color, national origin, ethnicity, creed, religion, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, pregnancy, or veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact the Employment team at or 502.852.6258.


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Computers are available for application submission at the Human Resources Department located at 1980 Arthur Street - Louisville, Kentucky 40208. If you have any questions or problems please contact, Center for Faculty Personnel - or by phone 502-852-5301. If you require assistance or accommodation with our online application process, you may schedule an appointment at (502) 852-6542 with Employment Services at the Human Resources office located at 1980 Arthur Street, Louisville, KY 40208.

Application Information

Contact: Equine Administration
University of Louisville 

Online App. Form:

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