JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)
August 1, 2014 - January 31, 2015
University of Kansas
Position Title/Short Description
Section: US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Lawrence , Kansas, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: Q4 -- Energy
Salary Range: Comensurate with qualifications and experience
Full Text of JOE Listing:
The Department of Economics at the University of Kansas invites candidates to apply for the position of Assistant Professor. This position includes the endowed appointment of Oswald Scholar, which provides research support and a discretionary fund. The position is expected to begin as early as August 18, 2015.
Candidates must specialize in the combination of Energy and Environmental Economics. Given the specialization of the position, the University of Kansas is particularly interested in candidates who can contribute to a key campus-wide strategic initiative entitled “Sustaining the Planet, Powering the World,” which represents a collaborative interdisciplinary endeavor at KU. (For more information on this initiative and three other key initiatives, see Thus, the University seeks candidates who will offer a demonstrated ability to collaborate in interdisciplinary environments. As part of the contribution to the identified strategic initiative, the successful candidate will be expected (1) to research and publish on topics involving the combination of energy and environmental economics, and (2) to develop and teach courses on these same topics. On these points, the University seeks candidates who present evidence of the potential for high quality research and highly effective teaching. Moreover, the successful candidate will be expected to serve on graduate student committees; direct theses and dissertations; perform advising responsibilities; and serve on Departmental, College, and University committees.
We encourage woman and minorities to apply.
KU is a Research 1 (RU/VH) institution, the flagship of the Kansas system, and a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU). It is located in Lawrence, a thriving and progressive community, which lies close to Kansas City.
1. Ph.D. or ABD in Economics (or a similar field) from an accredited school is expected by the start date of the appointment (08-18-2015)
2. Demonstrated potential for high quality research
3. Demonstrated potential to teach effectively both undergraduate-level and graduate-level courses
4. Demonstrated potential to work in collaborative interdisciplinary environments
For a complete announcement and to apply online, go to or and click “Search Faculty Jobs”; search by key word [ENERGY].
A complete online application includes the following materials: cover letter; curriculum vitae; one research sample; evidence of effective teaching (e.g., teaching portfolio); 1-page research statement; 1-page teaching statement; and the names, contact, and e-mail information for three references.
Initial review of applications begins November 1, 2014 and continues as needed to ensure a large, high quality, and diverse applicant pool.
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