JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

February 1, 2021 - July 31, 2021

University of Florida

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College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
African American Studies Program
Open Rank-Assistant/Associate

JOE ID Number: 2021-01_111466434
Date Posted: 02/01/2021
Date Inactive: 07/31/2021
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Open Rank-Assistant/Associate
Section: US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Gainesville , Florida, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: D0 -- General
Race and Racism
Structural inequality
Health Disparities
Education Disparities
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The African American Studies Program at the University of Florida, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track faculty position to begin on August 16, 2021. The search committee is seeking an applied microeconomist whose research addresses the impact of racial discrimination in labor, education, housing, and/or health. This position in African American Studies is part of a nationally-focused cluster and will play a central role in moving the current program in the African American Studies towards departmental status.
We are therefore, seeking candidates who have experiences in curriculum and departmental development. The African American Studies Program seeks to hire faculty who are engaged in research that examines African American issues, add to our program’s intellectual diversity, and reflect the interests of our undergraduate students.

A Ph.D. in African American Studies is preferred; or Ph.D. in economics with a research, teaching expertise in African American economics, together with a demonstrated commitment to the African American Studies program’s mission and values. The program strives to provide innovative, compelling, and strategic research and teaching to both academic audiences as well as the local and national community. Core strategic priorities include:
• Research that examines the African American experience in a transnational context from a broad base of disciplinary theories;
• Community-based outreach and learning; and
• Teaching and skills development that introduces students from all disciplinary areas to African American intellectual history, critical theory, and professional development.

The successful applicant is expected to teach two courses per fall and two courses per spring semester, with a mix of introductory and advanced undergraduate courses. The ability to develop experiential learning opportunities for undergraduates and excel in mentoring undergraduate research and experience in developing a department. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes a full benefits package. More information about the African American Studies Program can be found at
For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at and must include:
a) Cover letter
b) Current curriculum vitae
c) Statement of research interests/plans
d) Statement of teaching interests/philosophy
e) Sample publication
f) The names and email addresses of 3 potential referees who can comment on quality of scholarship/teaching. If applying for a position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor, the potential referees must be of equal or higher rank, and able to comment on the quality of research, teaching, engagement and/or service.

Review of applications will begin February 15, 2021, and continue until the position is filled. All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education. All applications should be submitted via interfolio

Questions may be directed to Dr. Akintunde Akinyemi, Chair, Steering Committee, at

The selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

As articulated in the goals of the university, the college values faculty who embrace diversity and inclusion in research, teaching, and service. The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Minorities, women, and individuals from other under-represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. The selection process will be conducted in accordance with the provisions of Florida’s Government in the Sunshine and Public Records Laws. If an accommodation due to disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).

Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link
Application deadline: 04/15/2021