JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2021 - January 31, 2022

Northeastern University

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College of Social Sciences and Humanities
School of public Policy and Urban Affairs
Open Rank - Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Applied Economics and Policy

JOE ID Number: 2021-02_111468421
Date Posted: 11/12/2021
Date Inactive: 01/31/2022
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Open Rank - Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Applied Economics and Policy
Section: US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
I -- Health, Education, and Welfare
J -- Labor and Demographic Economics
H -- Public Economics
R -- Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics
Q -- Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics
O -- Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth
D9 -- Micro-Based Behavioral Economics
L -- Industrial Organization
Applied Microeconomics
Public Finance
Urban, Rural, Regional Economics
Industrial Organization
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs at Northeastern University invites nominations or applications for an open rank tenured or tenure-track position beginning in the Fall 2022 semester in applied economics and policy. We are particularly interested in applied microeconomics fields such as education, health, labor, and public finance; public policy fields including housing, transportation, and economic development; and related fields such as behavioral, development, environmental, and urban economics. We encourage applications from candidates whose work advances concerns around racial justice and equity within the above areas of interest.


The ideal candidate will contribute to our applied research and experiential mission, with research that focuses on public policy issues. We are particularly interested in candidates able to form research-practice partnerships in local, national, and international settings to produce impactful policy-relevant analysis. This may involve working closely with and contributing to our existing research centers engaged in related work including the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy, the Boston Area Research Initiative, and the Institute for Health Equity and Social Justice Research.

The successful candidate will deliver outstanding instruction to undergraduate and graduate students, including the ability to teach applied economics courses to students with diverse backgrounds and professional interests. In particular, we seek candidates who can teach core courses in one or more of the following areas: applied microeconomics, microeconomic theory, economic and public policy analysis, program evaluation, and quantitative methods/econometrics as well as electives in their areas of interest or expertise. Familiarity with online teaching is beneficial.

Candidates should expect to contribute to student advising and mentoring and also assist with curriculum development. Depending on the candidate’s experience, there is also the potential for future leadership in departmental and institutional structures of faculty governance.


Qualifications include Ph.D. (received or expected by July 2022) in Economics or a related discipline. Candidates should have strong evidence of a commitment to research with an interdisciplinary focus and a demonstrated interest in public policy issues with a high potential for impact. Excellent teaching and advising skills are an integral part of the position including undergraduate, Master’s and Ph.D. courses.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and writing sample, along with a teaching statement and teaching evaluations (if available), a diversity/equity/inclusion statement, and four letters of recommendation for junior faculty, or a list of four references for senior faculty. Applications and nominations will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning November 22, 2021 and will be considered until the position is filled.

To apply, please go to and click on the link for full-time positions or full-time interdisciplinary positions or if viewing this description on the Northeastern University website, click “Apply to this job.” Please address nominations and inquiries about the position to Professor Alicia Sasser Modestino, at

Additional Information

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link
  • Letters of Reference Instructions Below
  • Letters of Reference Link
Application deadline: 01/31/2022
Reference Instructions:
Junior faculty should submit three letters of recommendation. Senior faculty should submit a list of three references with names and contact information.