JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

February 1, 2024 - July 31, 2024

Columbia University

Lemann Family Foundation Professorship of Brazilian Studies
Department of Economics, History, Political Science, Sociology or the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA)
Associate Professor, Tenured/Full Professor

JOE ID Number: 2024-01_111473830
Date Posted: 03/21/2024
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Associate Professor, Tenured/Full Professor
Section: US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: New York, New York, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
A2 -- Economic Education and Teaching of Economics
00 -- 00 - Default: Any Field
Salary Range: Associate Professor: $130,000-$179,000; Professor $156,000-$280,000
Full Text of JOE Listing:

Columbia University in the City of New York invites applications for the Lemann Family Foundation Professorship of Brazilian Studies. This full-time position represents a unique opportunity for an accomplished scholar to contribute to research and teaching on contemporary Brazilian issues. The appointment may be at the Associate (tenured) or Full professor level.

The successful candidate may be appointed in the Department of Economics, History, Political Science, Sociology or the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). Joint appointments are also possible. Scholars from other areas but with a robust scholarship in public policy will also be considered.

We expect leading scholars in their fields, committed to the study of Brazil and sustaining an active research and publication agenda. Beyond teaching courses in the field of specialization, the candidate will be expected to actively participate in the activities of the Lemann Center for Brazilian Studies within the Institute for Latin American Studies, and in building the field of Brazilian Studies at Columbia. We also expect candidates to work on forging connections with academic and cultural life in Brazil, both in their own research and at an institutional level.

Key Responsibilities:

Engage in active research and scholarship related to contemporary issues in Brazil.

Teach and mentor students in areas relevant to Brazilian studies.

Participate in interdisciplinary collaborations across various schools and departments at Columbia University.

Contribute to the broader academic community through seminars, workshops, and conferences.

Engage in research and co‚Äźcurricular activities in Brazilian studies across Columbia University.

Applications received by March 15th will be fully considered by the search committee. Screening of the candidates will begin immediately, and the search will remain open until it is filled. The appointment is expected to begin in July 2025.

For further information, please contact the search committee at


A Ph.D. at the time of appointment is required. Candidates must have a distinguished publication record suitable for tenure at a leading research university. Research and teaching interests must include contemporary issues facing Brazil, and interest in the relevance of research for addressing policy is preferred. Candidates should demonstrate achievement and excellence in teaching.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

Application Requirements:
  • External Application URL and Instructions Below
Application deadline: 09/30/2024
Application Instructions:
Application Instructions

All applications must be submitted through Columbia University’s Academic Search and Recruiting (ASR) system. Applicants should upload the following materials, all in English:

Curriculum vitae.

Cover letter with a summary of scholarly achievements and the candidate’s connection to Brazilian studies (up to 3 pages).

Personal statement detailing current and future research plans, teaching experience and plans, and description of service or other relevant activities (up to 5 pages).

One sample academic publication.

Name, institutional affiliation, and contact information for three references. Note that letters of recommendation will only be requested for finalists later in the process.

Please visit our online application site at: for further information about how to submit your application.