JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2019 - January 31, 2020

University of Connecticut

Economics
Assistant Professor of Economics

JOE ID Number: 2019-02_111463599
Date Posted: 09/30/2019
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Assistant Professor of Economics
Section: US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Storrs, Connecticut, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: E -- Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics
Keywords:
Macroeconomics
Quantitative Methods
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Department of Economics at the University of Connecticut (UConn) invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor in the field of Macroeconomics.

The successful candidate will develop a nationally and internationally competitive research program through scholarly publications, professional engagement, and potentially extramural funding. The department particularly values multi-disciplinary scholarship. In the area of teaching, successful candidates will share a commitment to effective instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels, development of innovative courses, and mentoring of students in research, outreach and professional development. Successful candidates will also be expected to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; demonstrate through their research, teaching, and/or public engagement the richness of diversity in the learning experience; integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods and research tools; and provide leadership in developing pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of students with diverse learning styles and intellectual interests.

The Economics Department consists of 26 tenured and tenure-track faculty who boast an impressive record of scholarship and publications in top disciplinary journals in a range of areas of economics (for more information see: https://econ.uconn.edu). The department’s graduate program confers both Ph.D. and M.S. degrees, with about 90 active students. The undergraduate program is sizeable, with more than 1100 majors.

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates for this position must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. in Economics or related field by August 2020 (equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable); have demonstrated excellence in scholarly research (as shown by high-quality working papers, submitted work and publications); have the ability to teach rigorous Ph.D. level courses in Macroeconomics and contribute to an M.S. program in Quantitative Economics; and possess a deep commitment to promoting diversity through their academic and research programs.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred qualifications for this position include complementarities with current strengths of faculty, opportunities for research collaboration, and demonstrated teaching experience.

Appointment Terms:

This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure track position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2020. The successful candidate’s academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus. Faculty may also be asked to teach at one of UConn’s regional campuses as part of their ordinary workload. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

For full consideration, applications must be received by November 15, 2019. New applications will be accepted and screening will continue until the position is filled.

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #2020122) This position will be filled subject to budgetary approval. All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

Application Requirements:
  • Cover Letter
  • CV
  • Letters of Reference
  • Sample of Research (job market paper)
  • Research and Scholarship statement
  • Teaching statement
  • Commitment to Diversity statement