JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2022 - January 31, 2023

Howard University

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College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Economics
Assistant Professor

JOE ID Number: 2022-02_111470115
Date Posted: 10/05/2022
Date Inactive: 01/31/2023
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Assistant Professor
Section: US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
H -- Public Economics
I -- Health, Education, and Welfare
J -- Labor and Demographic Economics
R -- Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics
O2 -- Development Planning and Policy
Community Development
Urban Economics
Labor Economics
Health Economics
Public Economics
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Department of Economics in the College of Arts and Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. We are especially interested in candidates in applied microeconomics focusing on community development with a strong background in urban, labor, health and/or public economics. The selected candidate is expected to serve as the program coordinator for the Interdisciplinary Studies Community Development program. The Community Development program at Howard is a 4-year interdisciplinary degree program which is focused on issues related to urban policy, nonprofit management and finance, community economic development, community planning, health, social welfare, and education. The Department seeks applicants with active research agendas and the ability to develop strong publication records. Candidates are expected to develop vigorous, extramurally funded research programs in their areas of expertise, actively participate in the Department's teaching and curriculum development at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and mentor undergraduate and graduate students. Evidence of interest and success in mentoring underrepresented students is highly desired.

Howard University, a culturally diverse, comprehensive, research intensive and historically Black private university, provides an educational experience of exceptional quality at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels to students of high academic standing and potential, with particular emphasis upon educational opportunities for Black students. Howard University is currently classified as an R2 research university with aspirations and actions underway to achieve R1 status within the next few years. It is a residential campus of approximately 12,000 students located in the heart of the nation’s capital, Washington, DC.

The Department of Economics currently consists of 19 faculty members, conducting pure and applied research with specializations in Labor, Urban, International, and Growth and Development. It offers BA, MA, and PhD degrees in economics with foci in Labor, Urban, International, and Growth and Development, and is a leading unit in the Community Development Interdisciplinary major.

Required Qualifications:
• Earned doctorate in Economics with experience in community development from an accredited institution;
• Record of scholarship, teaching, and professional service commensurate with the rank of assistant professor;
• Effective communication and organizational skills; and
• Evidence of grant writing experience.

Complete applications consist of
1) Cover letter addressing qualifications listed above;
2) Current curriculum vita;
3) Job market paper; and
4) Three letters of reference.

Completed applications should be submitted through JOE application service. Screening will begin on December 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. The desired starting date is August 16, 2023. Additional details and information on the Community Development program and the Department of Economics can be found at and

The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, marital status, religion, disability or protected veterans status. Veterans and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Inquiries regarding provisions for persons with disabilities or veterans status, Equal Employment Opportunity and Title IX should be directed to the Office of Employee Relations and Equal Employment Opportunity at 202-806-1280.

Application Requirements:
  • Letters of Reference
  • Teaching Evaluations
  • Job Market Paper
  • Cover Letter
  • CV
Application deadline: 04/30/2023
  • Application Deadline Has Passed