Assistant Professor

Amherst, Massachusetts
Commiserate with experience.
Aug 08, 2017
SSP/Econ search 2017
Faculty Jobs
Social Sciences, Economics
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Economics Department and the School of Public Policy at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invite applications for a joint tenure-system appointment at the rank of assistant professor. Under exceptional circumstances, candidates at other ranks may receive consideration.

Fields are open, and candidates should have a knowledge of and interest in public policy in their field. In particular, we encourage applications from candidates in the Political Economy of Health, Health Care, Public Health, Environmental Equity, and other health-related fields that have relevance for public policy . Our faculty employ heterodox and mainstream approaches. A completed Ph.D. in Economics or a closely related field is required by time of appointment.

Candidates will be judged on their scholarly research as well as teaching. To apply please submit a cover letter, CV, contact information for three references, a recent research paper, and, if possible, evidence of teaching effectiveness at

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. Candidates may interview at the ASSA meeting and are encouraged to use AEA signaling. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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. Our Department is committed to fostering a diverse faculty, student body, and curriculum.

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.

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