JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2020 - January 31, 2021

St. Olaf College

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Department of Economics
Assistant Professor, Economics

JOE ID Number: 2020-02_111465885
Date Posted: 11/03/2020
Date Inactive: 01/31/2021
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Assistant Professor, Economics
Section: US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Northfield, Minnesota, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
C1 -- Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General
I3 -- Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty
J1 -- Demographic Economics
applied econometrics
income inequality
urban economics
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Department of Economics at St. Olaf College seeks a full-time, tenure track economist specializing in applied econometrics, to begin August 2021. This new colleague will teach intermediate and advanced econometrics courses, introductory economics, and will contribute to the curriculum of the department by offering economics electives as well as introductory courses in the field. While teaching and research in macroeconomics is an advantage, all candidates with specializations in applied econometrics are welcome. Teaching and research interests in fields such as income distribution and poverty, the economics of race and gender, or urban economics are highly desired.

A Ph.D. in economics with specialization in econometrics is required. Candidates who expect to complete the Ph.D. by September 1, 2021, will receive full consideration.

The department is particularly interested in applicants who can and will advance the College's goals for diversity, equity and inclusion. We request that in the letter of application, candidates address their potential to contribute to the St. Olaf community that maintains a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values. We strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups in accordance with our equity goals.

Application Requirements:
  • External Application URL and Instructions Below
  • Letters of Reference Instructions Below
Application deadline: 12/31/2020
Reference Instructions:
Include the names and contact information for three references in the application. We will solicit letters directly after an initial round of screening.
Application Instructions:
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A complete application includes:
- A cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the position, including how your research and teaching interests would enhance the department’s offerings, and how you could contribute to St. Olaf’s commitment to cultivating a rich and diverse community of people and perspectives
- Current curriculum vitae
- Writing sample
- A statement on teaching which includes your teaching interests, ideas about pedagogical approaches, and experiences you may have had (about two pages)
- A statement describing the research you propose to carry out as a new St. Olaf faculty member and its potential for undergraduate collaboration (two to three pages)
- Graduate transcripts (official or unofficial), showing graduate coursework towards the Ph.D. in economics
- Contact information for three professional references who can speak to your potential as a scholar and abilities in classroom teaching.