JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)
August 1, 2015 - January 31, 2016
University of Virginia
Position Title/Short Description
Section: US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Charlottesville, Virginia, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: A2 -- Economic Education and Teaching of Economics
Full Text of JOE Listing:
Newton and Rita Meyers Professorship in the Economics of Higher Education
The Higher Education Program in the Department of Educational Leadership, Foundations and Policy in the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia (UVa) seeks eminent scholars with the potential to hold the Newton and Rita Meyers Professorship in the Economics of Higher Education. Positions are available at the Associate or Professor level. Rank is dependent upon qualifications. The successful candidate will build research collaborations with related schools and disciplines at the University, such as the Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, and/or the Economics Department in the College of Arts and Sciences. Preferred areas of scholarly interest include postsecondary finance, college choice, higher education and economic development, academic labor markets, pathways to college for nontraditional and underrepresented students, inequality in higher educational opportunities and outcomes, the transition from elementary-secondary to postsecondary education, and the impact of state and federal policies on the economics and finance of higher education. Incumbents also offer courses and support excellence in doctoral student research and the development of high potential scholars.
This search is one of several searches this year at the University of Virginia focused on educational research with implications for policy. The University seeks to build on the strong foundation and collaboration in education policy that exists across the Curry School, the Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy and the Economics Department. Successful candidates will hold joint appointments in the Curry School and the Batten School and when appropriate an appointment in the Economics Department.
A doctoral degree in a relevant discipline and an established line of funded research in economics of higher education are required. Demonstrated expertise in the area of the economics and finance of higher education with an outstanding record of scholarly publication, and the demonstrated ability to lead and collaborate with others on inter-disciplinary, evidence-based research projects are essential.
Experience leading multidisciplinary research teams, advising and mentoring doctoral students, and overseeing doctoral student research are required. We are especially interested in candidates with sustained engagement with higher education institutions, national and international research centers and policy centers, governmental agencies, and foundations, with demonstrated ability to integrate this asset into teaching and scholarship at the university level. The Curry School of Education is committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment. Candidates must include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal.
To apply, visit and search on Posting Number 0617514.
Complete a Candidate Profile online, attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae and contact information for three references.
Applicant review will begin November 11, 2015 and the position is open until filled.
If you have questions about the position, please contact Ted Keefe, Curry HR Associate, at twk7b@ .
The Curry School of Education and the University of Virginia welcome applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities; we seek to build a culturally diverse intellectual environment. We are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers.