JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

February 1, 2021 - July 31, 2021

University of Michigan

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Institute for Social Research
Survey Research Center
Research Professor

JOE ID Number: 2021-01_111466779
Date Posted: 04/06/2021
Date Inactive: 06/26/2021
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Research Professor
Section: US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: E6 -- Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Survey Research Center (SRC) ( at U-M's Institute for Social Research seeks an economist or other social scientist at the rank of Research Professor or Research Associate Professor to lead the Surveys of Consumers. The Surveys of Consumers ( produces key indicators for understanding economic performance including measures of consumer sentiment and expected inflation. The Survey of Consumers pioneered the measurement of consumer expectations in nationally-representative samples and has disseminated data on them for decades. The surveys have advanced research on survey methodology and economic policy.

We are interested in appointing a distinguished senior social scientist with a proven track record of scholarly achievement and the ability to thrive in the entrepreneurial, interdisciplinary, and collegial culture of SRC. The candidate must have the qualifications to lead the methodological, operational, analytic, and dissemination functions of the Surveys of Consumers. A successful candidate could be a macroeconomist with a background in surveys or an economist or other social scientist focused on surveys who has sufficient expertise in macroeconomics to lead the analysis and dissemination activities. Prior experience in survey design, fieldwork, web-based collection, or other aspects of data production and dissemination are highly desirable.

Application Requirements:
  • External Application URL and Instructions Below
Application deadline: 06/26/2021
Application Instructions:
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter describing scholarly activities, any funded research programs and plans, and interest in the Survey Research Center and the position. Please include a curriculum vitae and up to three recent publications. All applicants must submit their applications on our online applications site, Interfolio, at

Please direct questions or inquiries to Reference #85700.