JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2023 - January 31, 2024

University of Massachusetts Amherst

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College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Assistant Professor of Economic History

JOE ID Number: 2023-02_111473076
Date Posted: 11/02/2023
Date Inactive: 01/31/2024
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Assistant Professor of Economic History
Section: US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: AMHERST, Massachusetts, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: N0 -- General
Economic History
Salary Range: Competitive
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About UMass 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 Economics Department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is accepting applications for a tenure-track appointment expected to start on September 1, 2024, at the level of Assistant Professor with a primary research focus on Economic History. Complementary fields are open and could include labor, education, health, gender, industrial organization, political economy, macroeconomics, stratification, development, environment/energy/climate, or other fields. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration.

The Economics faculty members at UMass Amherst work in diverse areas from both heterodox and mainstream approaches. The faculty studies economic theory and applied economics related to multiple dimensions of human well-being and social welfare; how economic opportunities are generated and distributed in society; the interplay between power and institutions and between economic behavior and the performance of the economy. Our Department is committed to fostering a diverse faculty, student body, and curriculum.


A Ph.D. in Economics, History, or a related field by the start date of the appointment. Candidates will be judged on their scholarly research as well as teaching.

Additional Information

Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience; salary and benefits are competitive.

Application Instructions

Applicants must apply through the UMass online application system, unless unable to do so. Applicants should submit:

1. A letter of interest addressed to Professor Patrick Mason, Chair, Department of Economics, (Crotty Hall, 412 North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA 01002 USA)

2. Curriculum vitae

3. One recent research paper

4. Evidence of teaching effectiveness

5. A diversity statement that discusses the candidate’s skills, experiences and commitment to teaching and mentoring diverse and historically underrepresented student populations; professional service that assists in achieving equity, inclusion, and diversity; and how the candidate’s past or future research addresses fundamental questions important to a diverse and global society.

6. Names and contact information for three references who are willing to submit letters upon request through the UMass online application system

Review of applications will begin on November 17, 2023, and continue until the position is filled. Candidates will interview remotely beginning in December 2023 with campus visits beginning after January 7, 2024. Candidates are encouraged to use AEA signaling. Questions can be addressed to

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 degree and career.

Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link
Application deadline: 11/17/2023