JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)
August 1, 2021 - January 31, 2022
Position Title/Short Description
Section: US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Brunswick, Maine, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: 00 -- 00 - Default: Any Field
Full Text of JOE Listing:
The Department of Economics at Bowdoin College invites applications for two tenure-track positions beginning July 1, 2022. We intend to hire at the rank of assistant professor, but exceptional senior candidates will also be considered. The positions are open field, although we are especially interested in candidates with expertise in applied microeconomics. A PhD is expected by the date of appointment.
The successful applicants will teach at least one course in their fields of expertise and at least one intermediate core (microeconomics, macroeconomics or economic statistics) or principles course each year. Topics of interest include: health economics, the economics of poverty and inequality, public finance, industrial organization, economic development, or international trade. Teaching load is two courses per semester. We are especially interested in candidates able to make a connection with Bowdoin’s various interdisciplinary departments and programs, such as the Health, Society, and Culture Initiative; Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx Studies; Africana Studies; Asian Studies; Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies; and/or Digital and Computational Studies.
Bowdoin requires its faculty to have a promise of long-term successful scholarly or artistic engagement and a strong commitment to inclusive excellence in their teaching. (For a description of inclusive excellence, please consult the following resource Bowdoin College offers opportunities for professional development, a fully-funded, year-long junior sabbatical leave (after three years of teaching and successful reappointment), and regular, generously funded, post-tenure sabbaticals.
Bowdoin is a community that warmly welcomes people of all backgrounds. We encourage applications from candidates committed to the support of an inclusive campus community and those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s multifaceted diversity. We especially encourage people from historically excluded groups to apply. We recognize that recruiting and retaining faculty may involve considerations of spouses and domestic partners. To that end, where possible, the College will attempt to accommodate and respond creatively to the needs of partners and spouses of members of the faculty.
Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Please visit to submit: 1) a cover letter that details your scholarly research agenda and describes your teaching experience and interests; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a statement that describes your teaching philosophy and how your teaching, scholarship, and mentorship supports our commitment to equity and inclusion; 4) a research paper; 5) the names and contact information for three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2021.
Founded in 1794 on the Maine coast, Bowdoin is one of the oldest and most selective coeducational, residential liberal arts colleges in the country. Located in Brunswick, a 30-minute drive north of Portland, the College is in an area rich with natural beauty and year-round outdoor activities. Bowdoin’s reputation rests on the excellence of its faculty and students, intimate size, strong sense of community, and commitment to diversity (36% students of color, 7% international students and approximately 15% first generation college students). Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses. For further information about the College and our department, please visit our website:
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