Professor and Chair - Economics

Nov 10, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Northeastern University

Professor and Chair - Economics

Requisition Number: FTFR001054

Division/College: College of Social Sciences and Humanities

Location: Boston Main Campus

Full-time/Part-time: Full Time


The Department of Economics at Northeastern University invites nominations and applications for the position of Department Chair at the rank of full professor, to begin July 1, 2018. The field within Economics is open, although applications are particularly encouraged from candidates with expertise in applied and policy areas. The Chair is responsible for managing department operations and providing effective leadership for faculty, staff and students. An important duty of the chair is to promote faculty recruitment, retention, and advancement; to foster faculty's scholarly and teaching excellence. The Chair works to align department activities with the mission of the University, including its broad research emphasis in sustainability, security, health, and big data; to participate in the growing number of interdisciplinary initiatives within the University; to lead the department in revising and building its undergraduate and graduate programs; to promote faculty scholarship and junior faculty advancement; and to foster teaching excellence. The Chair should promote continued collegiality among department faculty engaged in different research areas and who take differing methodological approaches.


The successful candidate will have substantial administrative experience as well as an excellent and recognized record of scholarship and teaching. A PhD in Economics or equivalent is required. Candidates should have a commitment to diversity in the educational and workplace environment and to experiential and applied learning, which are central to a Northeastern University education.

Additional Information:
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a dynamic and highly selective urban R1 research university in the center of Boston, Massachusetts, whose standing among peer universities has increased rapidly in recent years. Grounded in its signature co-op program, Northeastern provides unprecedented global experiential learning opportunities. It receives the largest number of undergraduate applications of any private university in the United States.

The College of Social Sciences and Humanities is a leader in the Experiential Liberal Arts ( The College is strongly committed to fostering excellence through diversity and enthusiastically welcomes nominations and applications from members of groups that have been, and continue to be, underrepresented in academia.

The Department of Economics, which resides in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities, includes 25 full time tenured, tenure track and teaching professors who serve approximately 700, highly talented undergraduate and graduate students in 2 undergraduate majors, 8 combined majors, and the MA and PhD programs in applied economics ( ).

How To Apply

Review of applications will begin November 30, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants must submit the following materials for the on-line application process: letter of application, CV, a vision statement for chairing the department, and names, positions and contact information for four references. References will not be contacted until discussions are initiated with the candidate.

To apply, please go to Do not send materials by e-mail or fax. Questions and nominations may be directed to Mindy Marks, Search Committee Chair, Department of Economics, 301 LA, Northeastern University, Boston, MA 02115, Email: [email protected]

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: [email protected]

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.


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