JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2014 - January 31, 2015

University of Massachusetts Amherst

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College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Resource Economics
Assistant Professor in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics

JOE ID Number: 2014-02_111451035
Date Posted: 09/02/2014
Date Inactive: 01/31/2015
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Assistant Professor in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
Section: US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Amherst, Massachusetts, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: Q5 -- Environmental Economics
environmental economics
natural resource economics
Full Text of JOE Listing:

Job Description
The Department of Resource Economics invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor with a research focus in environmental economics to start September 2015. Although all areas of environmental economics will be considered, we have a particular interest in applied econometricians who conduct research in the areas of climate change, energy and the environment, or health and the environment. Teaching responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to, Department graduate and undergraduate courses in environmental and natural resource economics.

Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in agricultural/resource/applied economics, economics, or a related field as of September 1, 2015.

Additional Information
The Department of Resource Economics has 14 faculty, 300 undergraduate majors, and about 20 graduate students (one-half are Ph.D. candidates). We place special emphasis on high quality research, on faculty-student interaction, and on cooperation among faculty. We share a fundamental commitment to teach and attract a diverse student body.

Application Instructions
To apply, submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, graduate transcript, and writing samples online at Please arrange to have 3 letters of recommendation sent directly to

Review of applications will begin November 7, 2014. The search will continue until the position is filled. We will be conducting preliminary interviews of candidates at the American Economic Association annual meeting in January 2015. Inquiries may be directed to

The University is part of the 5-College Consortium in the beautiful Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, with excellent social, cultural, and recreational amenities in a town and rural setting. We are 2 hours from Boston and 3 hours from New York City.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. The University seeks to increase the diversity of its professoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate student populations because broad diversity is critical to achieving the University's mission of excellence in education, research, educational access and service in an increasingly diverse globalized society. Therefore, in holistically assessing many qualifications of each applicant of any race or gender we would factor favorably an individual’s record of conduct that includes students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. Among other qualifications, we would also factor favorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career or degree.

Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link
  • Letters of Reference Instructions Below
Reference Instructions:
Please arrange to have 3 letters of recommendation sent directly to