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Assistant Professor - Economics

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Job no: 495654
Position Type: Faculty Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Economics
Applications Open: Sep 24 2018
Applications Close: Open until filled

General Summary of Position:

The Department of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Lowell (located 30 miles from Boston, MA, and a member of the five-campus University of Massachusetts system), invites applications for one tenure-track position at the assistant professor rank beginning September 2019.

The department is seeking a candidate with expertise in macroeconomics and monetary economics (JEL classification E) and it is particularly interested in those with subfield focus E6 : macroeconomic p olicy, m acroeconomic a spects of p ublic f inance, and g eneral o utlook . The successful applicant will be expected to maintain an active research agenda leading to publications in peer-reviewed journals, provide high quality instruction, and participate in service activities. S/he should be qualified to teach courses in introductory economics, statistics, econometrics and upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses within the realm of their field of specialization. A demonstrated interest in participating in interdisciplinary grant applications and graduate programs is a strong plus. The contractual teaching load is 3-3. However, course reductions are granted based on research productivity. Candidates who are ABD will be considered, but the position requires completion of all doctoral requirements by August 2019. Preference will be given to applicants who can show evidence of research productivity.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell (UML), has approximately 18,000 undergraduate and graduate students, and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX, H/V, ADA employer with a commitment to faculty diversity. UML is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage you to apply and to identify your strengths in this area.

The Department of Economics is housed within the University's College of Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (FAHSS). The College is the largest unit of the University, with 11 academic departments and over 180 full time faculty. FAHSS has experienced significant growth in recent years, including hiring over 60 new faculty members, achieving a 70% growth in funded research expenditures, and the addition of several new interdisciplinary graduate programs. The Economics Department is also growing, in line with increased enrollment in the University and the fact that we currently have over 150 majors

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • Ph.D. in Economics with a specialization in macroeconomics. ABD will be considered but doctoral requirements must be completed by the time of appointment
  • Ability to teach courses in introductory economics, statistics, econometrics and upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses within the realm of the job candidate's field of specialization
  • The ability to work effectively with diverse groups

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Review of applications will start November 1, 2018 but the search will continue until the position is filled. Full consideration for an interview at the ASSA meetings in Atlanta will be given to applications completed by November 1, 2018. Applications submitted beyond this deadline are welcome, but will only be reviewed conditional on the Department's timeline.

Please include a curriculum vitae, cover letter, research statement, teaching statement, and sample of written work. Names and contact information for three references will be required at the time of application. References will be contacted for a letter of reference immediately after application submission. References will be required to upload recommendation letters to our on-line portal; neither emailed nor hard-copy letters will be accepted. *Three letters of reference are required.

Reference information for 3 professional references should be included in the reference section of the application.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class.

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Posted: 11/24/2018
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