JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2023 - January 31, 2024

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

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Social and Behavioral Sciences
Resource Economics
Health Economics Assistant Professor

JOE ID Number: 2023-02_111472630
Date Posted: 09/28/2023
Date Inactive: 01/31/2024
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Health Economics Assistant Professor
Section: US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Amherst, Massachusetts, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: I1 -- Health
Health Economics
Applied Microeconomics
Full Text of JOE Listing:

About University of Massachusetts Amherst
UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.

Job Description
The Department of Resource Economics invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position, expected to start on September 1, 2024. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration. Applicants should have a research focus in the area of Health Economics. The new hire is expected to develop a nationally recognized research agenda to add to the Department’s growing Health Economics research focus. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate courses in Microeconomics, Econometrics, Managerial Economics, and/or Health Economics. A wide range of interdisciplinary research opportunities are available across the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus, including through the Computational Social Sciences Initiative and the Institute for Social Science Research.

Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in Economics, Applied Economics, Public Policy, Econometrics or a related field as of September 1, 2024. Applicants with an Applied Microeconomics and Applied Econometrics research focus, specifically in the area of Health Economics, will be given preference. Research complementarities with the department’s other focus areas will also be considered.

Application Instructions
Along with the application, please submit the following:

1. A letter of interest addressed to Professor Emily Wang, Search Committee Chair, Department of Resource Economics, 80 Campus Center Way, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003, USA.
2. A curriculum vitae.
3. Up to three (3) sample works published within the past five (5) years that the applicant believes show their strongest work.
4. A teaching statement describing the candidate’s teaching philosophy and, if the candidate has prior teaching experience, evidence of quality teaching (such as summaries of teaching evaluations).
5. A one-page statement outlining the skills, experience, and commitment the candidate will bring to bear in teaching, mentoring, and professional service to promote equity, inclusion, and diversity for the University’s historically underrepresented and other marginalized groups of students, as well as for the discipline as a whole.
6. Names and contact information for three (3) references who are willing to submit letters upon request through the UMass online application system.

To guarantee full consideration, applications need to be received by the review date, November 10, 2023. The search will continue until the position is filled. We will be conducting preliminary interviews remotely in December 2023. Inquiries should be sent to Professor Emily Wang, the Search Committee Chair, at

Additional Information
The Department of Resource Economics has 20 faculty, approximately 400 undergraduate majors, and 25 graduate students (70% are Ph.D. students). We place special emphasis on high quality research, faculty-student interaction, and cooperation among faculty. We share a fundamental commitment to teach and attract a diverse student body.

The University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual’s record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career and degree.

Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link
Application deadline: 11/10/2023