JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2020 - January 31, 2021

Colby College

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Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track

JOE ID Number: 2020-02_111465498
Date Posted: 09/30/2020
Date Inactive: 01/31/2021
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track
Section: US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Waterville, Maine, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: D0 -- General
Applied Microeconomics
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Economics Department at Colby College invites applications for one tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor starting September 1, 2021.

We are searching for an early career economist with a potential for excellence in teaching and research. The successful candidate will offer a portfolio of scholarship with significant content focused on contemporary socioeconomic issues related to the economics of minorities and races, the environment, education, inequality, or labor markets.

Each member of the department faculty is expected to be able to contribute to the department’s core curriculum and offer elective courses that are informed by their scholarship. We seek candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the department through their teaching, scholarship, mentorship, and service. We are looking for candidates who can work with us to engage and support students from different cultural, demographic, and socio-economic backgrounds and 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, divisional research grant opportunities, and department funded student research and teaching assistants. The teaching load at Colby 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 16, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. We plan to conduct remote interviews via electronic conferencing to determine a set of finalists for this position. To be considered for an interview, your application dossier must include: (i) a cover letter that describes your motivation for applying to Colby, outlines your research agenda, and communicates how a liberal arts environment dedicated to diversity and inclusion aligns with your teaching philosophy; (ii) your curriculum vitae; (iii) three letters of recommendation; (iv) a representative sample of your research; (v) your graduate transcript; and (vi) evidence of classroom teaching effectiveness, including course evaluations if available. Candidates should have a completed Ph.D. prior to September 1, 2021.

All materials must be submitted electronically to: As part of the submission process, you should be prepared to identify what you consider to be your primary disciplinary field of focus for your teaching and scholarship.

Questions about this 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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For more information about the Department of Economics at Colby please visit

Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link
Application deadline: 01/31/2021