JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2017 - January 31, 2018

Virginia Tech

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Big Data Economics - Open Rank

JOE ID Number: 2017-02_111458972
Date Posted: 10/17/2017
Date Inactive: 01/31/2018
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Big Data Economics - Open Rank
Section: US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Blacksburg, Virginia, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: C -- Mathematical and Quantitative Methods
Big Data Economics
Mathematical and Quantitative Methods
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Department of Economics at Virginia Tech invites applications for a position at all tenure-track and tenured ranks (Assistant/Associate/Professor) in the field of Big Data Economics, though priority will be given to applications at the junior rank. The Department has been growing and will continue to hire several positions over the next few years. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to collaborate with faculty across the university on the Data and Decision Destination Area ( This Destination Area focuses on advancing the human condition and society with better decisions through data. Faculty working together in this area integrate data analytics and decision sciences across the transdisciplinary research and curriculum efforts at Virginia Tech and beyond.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. (in economics or a related discipline, foreign equivalent accepted) in hand or firmly expected by August 2018. Candidates at the Associate or Full rank must demonstrate significant scholarship and teaching ability while candidates at the Assistant Professor level should show promise of significant scholarship and teaching ability. A completed application must include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, teaching related information and a copy of publications or working papers. Candidates at the Full and Associate rank should also provide a research statement. All applicants must provide names of three referees. Candidates are encouraged to address in their cover letters how their research, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education. More information is available at

We seek scholars who are committed to fostering an environment in which faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive. Virginia Tech is an equal opportunity employer. See posting # at for the full statement from the Office of Equity and Accessibility.

Mailing Address: Faculty Search Committee, Department of Economics, 3016 Pamplin Hall, 880 West Campus Drive, Virginia Tech Mail Code 0316, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0316.

Application Requirements:
  • Application Instructions Below
Application Instructions:
All candidates must apply online at, posting #TR0170147 and self-identify that they are applying for the position in Economics. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. The appointment will begin in August 2018. For questions about the position please contact the Chair of the Department, Sudipta Sarangi (