JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2015 - January 31, 2016

University of Massachusetts Amherst

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

JOE ID Number: 2015-02_111453670
Date Posted: 09/18/2015
Date Inactive: 01/31/2016
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Assistant Professor in Environmental & 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
Salary Range: competitive
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 and natural resource economics to start September 2016. Candidates from all sub-disciplines of environmental and natural resource economics will be considered and are encouraged to apply. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration. 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, 2016.

Additional Information
The Department of Resource Economics has 14 faculty, 300 undergraduate majors, and about 25 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 6, 2015. 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 2016. 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 is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. 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. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual’s record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career.

Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link