Assistant Professor of Health Economics
The Department of Resource Economics invites applications for two tenure-track assistant professor positions. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration. Applicants should have a research focus in the area of health economics. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate courses in microeconomics, econometrics, managerial economics, and/or health economics. These positions are intended to initiate and anchor a health economics research area within the Department. Each new hire is expected to develop a nationally recognized research agenda and to become a core member of the new field of health economics within the Department. A wide range of interdisciplinary research opportunities are available across the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus, including through the Computational Social Sciences Initiative and the Institute for Social Science Research.
Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in agricultural/resource/applied economics, economics, econometrics or a related field as of September 1, 2020. Applicants with an applied microeconomics and econometrics research focus, specifically in the area of health economics will be given preference.
To apply, submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, graduate transcript, research statement and writing samples online at http://careers.umass.edu/amherst/en-us/job/502649/assistant-professor-in-health-economics-2-positions. Applicants should also submit a one-page diversity statement that discusses past or future contributions to inclusive excellence in the areas of research, teaching, and/or outreach.
To guarantee full consideration, applications need to be received by the review date, November 15, 2019. The search will continue until the position is filled. We will be conducting preliminary interviews of candidates at the 2020 Allied Social Sciences Association annual meeting in San Diego, CA.
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.