JOE - December 2012

University of Iowa
Tippie College of Business
Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor in Economics of Obesity
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor in Economics of Obesity
Section: 1 -- US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Iowa City, IA, USA
JEL Classification: I1 -- Health
Keywords: University of Iowa Obesity Initiative
Deadline Date: 04/2013

JOE ID Number: 201212_398185

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The Department of Economics at The University of Iowa solicits applications to fill a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, effective August 2013. Applications are encouraged from individuals whose research relates to economic and behavioral factors influencing human obesity including nutrition and physical activity, their consequences and/or policy responses. The successful candidate will be expected to participate actively in a multidisciplinary University of Iowa Obesity Initiative (OI), encompassing research and education. New faculty will complement the University's existing expertise to form the core of this ambitious initiative. Participation in the OI will be an important component in performance evaluations. Successful applicants must show clear potential to develop and lead a nationally prominent, externally funded research program and a commitment to excellent teaching in growing undergraduate and graduate programs. Candidates for assistant professor must have a relevant doctoral degree and a promising record of scholarship and productivity. Productive post-doctoral research experience is highly desired. Candidates for associate professor also are required to have a record of peer-reviewed research that provides evidence of nationally recognized scholarly work and research; a history of funding from an external agency supporting scholarly research; and extensive experience teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels with evidence supporting excellent teaching.
Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, visit the University of Iowa website at, requisition #61728. Applicants must include a cover letter, CV, recent publications, and a three to five page summary of research accomplishments and future plans. Three reference letters are required and the applicant will provide the email address of references at the application website. Questions about the position should be directed to Professor John Solow (phone: 319-335-0845, email: Consideration of completed applications will begin on November 1, 2012.
Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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