JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2019 - January 31, 2020

Colby College

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Assistant Professors

JOE ID Number: 2019-02_111463509
Date Posted: 09/30/2019
Date Inactive: 01/31/2020
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Assistant Professors
Section: US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Waterville, Maine, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
J -- Labor and Demographic Economics
E -- Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics
D -- Microeconomics
Labor Economics
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Economics Department at Colby College invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the rank of assistant professor starting September 1, 2020.

We are searching for early career economists with a potential for excellence in teaching and research with a field in labor economics or macroeconomics. Candidates with other primary fields, but research interests related to labor or macroeconomics are strongly encouraged to apply. We seek candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Colby through their scholarship, teaching, mentorship and service. We are looking for candidates that can engage and support students from different cultural, demographic, and socio-economic backgrounds. We especially encourage applications from underrepresented groups in economics.

Colby is a highly selective liberal arts college located in Central Maine with high standards for teaching and research. Our students are motivated, intellectually curious, and easily engaged in the classroom and in independent research. Our department faculty have active research agendas generously supported by the College, including a pre-tenure sabbatical during the fourth year, start-up and travel funds, and department funded student research and teaching assistants. The teaching load is 4.5 courses per year, with a reduced load for new Ph.D.s in their first two years.

Our review of completed applications will begin on November 15, 2019 and continue until the positions are filled. To be considered for an interview at the 2020 ASSA meetings in San Diego, your application dossier must include: a cover letter that describes your motivation for applying to Colby and includes an outline of your research agenda and how a liberal arts environment dedicated to diversity and inclusion aligns with your teaching philosophy; your curriculum vitae; three letters of recommendation; a representative sample of your research; your graduate transcript; and evidence of classroom teaching effectiveness. Candidates should have a completed Ph.D. prior to September 1, 2020.

All materials must be submitted electronically to: for the labor economics position and for macroeconomics.

Questions about either search should be directed to:

Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes employment decisions on the basis of the individual's qualifications to contribute to Colby's educational objectives and institutional needs. Colby College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or veteran’s status in employment or in our educational programs. Colby is an Equal Opportunity employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and encourages applications from qualified persons of color, women, persons with disabilities, military veterans and members of other under-represented groups. Colby complies with Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in an institution’s education programs and activities. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to Colby’s Title IX coordinator or to the federal Office of Civil Rights.

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Application Requirements:
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Application Instructions:
All materials must be submitted electronically to: for the labor economics position and for macroeconomics.