JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2023 - January 31, 2024

Towson University

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College of Business and Economics
Department of Economics
Assistant Professor (Two Positions)

JOE ID Number: 2023-02_111472599
Date Posted: 10/05/2023
Date Inactive: 01/31/2024
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Assistant Professor (Two Positions)
Section: US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Towson, Maryland, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: 00 -- 00 - Default: Any Field
Full Text of JOE Listing:

Assistant Professor (Two Positions)
Department of Economics
College of Business and Economics

The College of Business and Economics invites applications for two tenure-track, 10-month, assistant professor positions in the Department of Economics beginning August 2024. One position meets the needs arising from a retirement and the other meets the needs of the department’s new Economic Analytics (M.S.) program.

The positions are open field. A PhD in economics from an U.S. institution of higher education is required at the time of hire. Successful candidates should demonstrate excellence in teaching and scholarly achievement. Preferences given to candidates with a field in Industrial Organization, International Trade, Urban Economics, Environmental or Natural Resource Economics, Economic History, Macroeconomics, or Econometrics. We are particularly interested in candidates with a strong theory background and demonstrated skills in causal machine learning or computational techniques, but other methodologies are welcome.

The expected teaching load is 18 credit hours (6 courses) per year. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach courses at the Master’s level.

Department of Economics:
The Department of Economics is dedicated to excellent teaching and active research in a broad range of fields, including development economics, international finance and trade, labor economics, health economics, sports economics, macroeconomics, microeconomic theory, natural resource economics and public economics. The department offers several degree options, including the economics major, the economics minor, the business administration major with an economics track (or concentration), as well as the master’s degree in economic analytics. We are a growing department with 21 full-time faculty and staff currently. We look forward to welcoming two new colleagues in fall 2024.

College of Business and Economics:
The College is accredited by AACSB for both its business and accounting programs. It offers undergraduate business programs with majors/concentrations in an array of business fields and offers a growing number of graduate programs. The College plays a prominent role in providing leadership to local/regional firms, governments, and non-profit organizations.

Towson University:
Towson University ( was founded in 1866, is recognized by U.S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore’s largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls over 19,000 undergraduates and more than 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has of 900 full-time faculty, and offers 65 bachelor’s 42 master’s, and 4 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.

Application Process:
Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. For full consideration, have all application materials on file by November 30, 2023. Applicants should submit a letter of interest that also details experience related to external funding, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, teaching evaluations, a sample of scholarly research, and three letters of professional reference. Initial interviews will be conducted virtually in January.

Use the link below to apply. Please note that the search number for which you are applying is CBE-3719.

A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.

The safety of our students, faculty, staff, and neighbors has been our top priority and the focus of every one of our decisions since the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, the University System of Maryland (USM) has strongly encouraged full COVID vaccination and up-to-date booster shots (when eligible) for all faculty, staff, and students at all schools in the USM as both a reasonable and necessary means of protecting our health and safety.

Please be sure to visit the Applicant Data Form to complete a voluntary on-line form. All data collected are for internal, state, and/or federal reporting and will not be used for other purposes. Towson University is an equal opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity, as detailed in “A More Inclusive TU: Advancing Equity and Diversity (2020 – 25).”TU is a national leader in inclusive excellence, the only institution in Maryland with zero achievement gap, and 68% growth in minority enrollment over the past 5 years. We encourage applications from a variety of (dis)abilities, cultural, ethnic, race, sex, gender identity/expressions, national origins, ages, veteran status, color, religious, socio-economic, sexual orientations and belief backgrounds.

Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link
  • Letters of Reference Instructions Below
Application deadline: 01/31/2024
Reference Instructions:
Once an online application is completed, a confirmation email will be sent to the applicant. Please read this email carefully as it contains instructions regarding where and how to submit reference letters.