JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2018 - January 31, 2019

University of Hawaii at Manoa

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University of Hawaii Economic Research Org. & Department of Economics
Assistant Professor

JOE ID Number: 2018-02_111461766
Date Posted: 11/12/2018
Date Inactive: 01/31/2019
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Assistant Professor
Section: US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
C4 -- Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics
C8 -- Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs
H7 -- State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations
I1 -- Health
J -- Labor and Demographic Economics
Q4 -- Energy
Q5 -- Environmental Economics
Forecasting, Public finance, Labor, Health, Environmental, Regional, Data Science
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM) invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor (position 84643), a tenure track appointment with the University of Hawai‘i Economic Research Organization (UHERO, 0.75 FTE) and the Department of Economics (0.25 FTE), with locus of tenure in UHERO, College of Social Sciences, UHM, permanent, tenure track, full-time, 9-month, to begin August 1, 2019, subject to position clearance and availability of funds.

Duties: Conduct applied research in one or more of the following areas: economic forecasting, state and local public finance, labor economics, health economics, environmental/energy economics, urban/regional economics, or data science. Publish in peer-reviewed academic journals, and serve as principal investigator on extramurally funded projects. Lead UHERO Analytics— a group of staff programmers, graduate research assistants, and undergraduate interns that develop and maintain all of UHERO’s custom database systems; design, build and maintain custom data and web applications; and develop and deploy best-in-class visualizations, dashboards and other innovative methods to produce high-impact research outreach. Teach undergraduate or graduate courses on Data Analysis and Visualization, and other areas as needed. Mentor and advise students. Conduct service and outreach in congruence with UHERO’s mission. Other duties as assigned by the director.

Minimum qualifications:
1. A Ph.D. in economics or related social science, statistics, data science or related field from an accredited college or university or foreign equivalent. ABDs will be considered but all degree requirements must be completed prior to date of hire. ABDs must also submit a letter from their committee chair attesting that dissertation and all degree requirements will be completed prior to date of hire.
2. Demonstrated ability to conduct high-quality applied policy analysis relevant for a regional economy.
3. A record of research achievement (publications, grants) commensurate with time in field.
4. Demonstrated ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses and mentor and advise students in the applicant’s area of expertise.

Desirable qualifications: Demonstrated ability to communicate statistical analysis and research results via data visualization; demonstrated ability to manage projects while supervising staff, graduate and undergraduate students; demonstrated ability modeling and forecasting regional or national economies; demonstrated proficiency with programming languages used for data scraping, manipulation, and development of data-driven web apps, such as Perl, Python, Ruby, etc.; demonstrated ability with database development and management; demonstrated knowledge of Hawai`i’s economy.

Pay Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To apply: Applicants apply online through Job Openings for Economists at Note regarding official transcripts: copies are acceptable, however, official transcripts will be required upon hire. Application materials will not be returned. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Inquiries: Carl Bonham (

Continuous recruitment. Review of applications will begin on December 13, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. First-round interviews will be conducted at the AEA meetings in Atlanta.

EEO/AA, Clery Act, ADA

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Employment is contingent on satisfying employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986; reference checks of previous employers; and for certain positions, criminal history record checks.

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Application Requirements:
  • Cover Letter
  • CV
  • Job Market Paper
  • Teaching Evaluations
  • Transcripts
  • Research Papers
  • Letters of Reference
Application Instructions:
Statement of Research Experience and Interests

Statement of Teaching Experience and Interests
  • Application Deadline Has Passed