University of Massachusetts Amherst
Assistant Professor, Afro-American Studies and Economics
The W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies and Economics Department invite applications for a tenure-track position starting Fall 2013 at the Assistant level. Depending on qualifications, the scholar will be appointed to a tenure-track position in either Afro-American Studies or Economics with an adjunct appointment in the other department. Teaching, graduate-advising responsibilities, and service will be divided between the two departments.
We seek expertise relating to: (1) household, labor market, or neighborhood outcomes with an emphasis on racial stratification and discrimination; (2) Economics of Identity; (3) Health or Environmental Disparities. Scholars from economics and closely related disciplines are encouraged to apply. A Ph.D. by the time of appointment is required. Candidates will be judged on their scholarly research as well as teaching. See http://www.umass.edu/afroam/  and http://www.umass.edu/economics/  for more information.
To apply electronically (strongly encouraged), submit cover letter, CV, three letters of reference, a recent research paper, sample syllabi, and, if possible, evidence of teaching effectiveness at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/2346 . Letters of reference and complete applications also can be submitted by postal mail to Afro-Am/Econ Joint Search, Department of Economics, Thompson Hall, 200 Hicks Way, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA 01003. Review of applications will begin on 10 December 2012, and will continue until the position is filled.
UMass Amherst is a member of the Five College consortium along with Amherst, Smith, Hampshire, and Mount Holyoke Colleges, and is also a member of the Academic Career Network, a resource for dual career couples. The University of Massachusetts is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply. Our Departments are committed to fostering a diverse faculty, student body, and curriculum.