JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2020 - January 31, 2021

University of Connecticut

Economics
Assistant Professor of Economics

JOE ID Number: 2020-02_111465496
Date Posted: 09/30/2020
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: C -- Mathematical and Quantitative Methods
Keywords:
Econometrics
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 Econometrics.

The successful candidate will develop a nationally and internationally competitive research program through scholarly publications, professional engagement, and potentially extramural funding. 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.

Founded in 1881, UConn is a Land Grant and Sea Grant institution and member of the Space Grant Consortium. It is the state’s flagship institution of higher education and includes a main campus in Storrs, CT, four regional campuses throughout the state, and 13 Schools and Colleges, including a Law School in Hartford, and Medical and Dental Schools at the UConn Health campus in Farmington. The University has approximately 10,000 faculty and staff and 32,000 students, including nearly 24,000 undergraduates and over 8,000 graduate and professional students. UConn is a Carnegie Foundation R1 (highest research activity) institution, among the top 25 public universities in the nation. Through research, teaching, service, and outreach, UConn embraces diversity and cultivates leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship in its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. UConn promotes the health and well-being of citizens by enhancing the social, economic, cultural, and natural environments of the state and beyond. The University serves as a beacon of academic and research excellence as well as a center for innovation and social service to communities. UConn is a leader in many scholarly, research, and innovation areas. Today, the path forward includes exciting opportunities and notable challenges. Record numbers of undergraduate applications and support for student success have enabled the University to become extraordinarily selective.

The Economics Department consists of 27 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 2021 (equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable); have demonstrated excellence in scholarly research (as shown by high-quality working papers, submitted work and publications) in the field of Econometrics; have the ability to teach rigorous Ph.D. level Econometrics courses and master level quantitative courses for our M.S. in Quantitative Economics program; and possess a deep commitment to promoting diversity through their academic and research programs.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred qualifications for this position include complementaries with current strengths of faculty, opportunities for research collaboration, and demonstrated teaching experience. Ability to teach open source programming (like R and Python) and background in empirical economics are desirable.

Appointment Terms

This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2021. 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.

Application

For full consideration, applications must be received by November 15, 2020. New applications will be accepted and screening will continue until the position is filled.

At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence is complemented by our commitment to building a culturally diverse community.

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background screening.

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:
  • CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Job Market Paper
  • Letters of Reference
  • Research and Scholarship statement
  • Teaching statement
  • Commitment to Diversity statement