Assistant or Associate Professor of Public Policy

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Position Type:

Permanent Faculty

Working Title:

Assistant or Associate Professor of Public Policy

Appointment Type:

Tenured/Tenure Track

Salary Range:

Dependent on Qualifications


Full Time



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Position Summary:

The Department of Public Policy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applicants to apply for a tenure-track position at the (advanced) Assistant Professor rank or Associate Professor rank (tenure-track or tenured). Candidates should have completed at least 3 years of a tenure-track assistant professor appointment or equivalent professional research experience. Priority given to candidates with disciplinary training in applied economics and/or public policy who have a commitment to interdisciplinary research collaboration, teaching and mentoring.
UNC Public Policy ( is an academic department within the College of Arts & Sciences (CAS). Public Policy provides students with the theoretical perspective, analytical skills, and substantive knowledge needed to address domestic and global policy challenges. UNC-CH is a leader in conferring undergraduate degrees in public policy. In the most recent completion data, UNC-Chapel Hill awarded the second-highest number of bachelor degrees in public policy nationwide. Our Ph.D. Program in Public Policy combines core foundations in theory, empirical and normative analysis, and a policy field area such as education, innovation and entrepreneurship, labor markets, health and social policy, immigration, environment, national security, international development, and global health and environment.

Educational Requirements:

Candidates should have Ph.D. in public policy or economics or related interdisciplinary doctoral degrees with strong applied economic and policy content.

Qualifications and Experience:

Candidates should have formal training in economics and/or public policy and well-defined policy-relevant research interests. Preference given to candidates with interests that align with our thematic clusters ( Please identify training and interests in health economics and policy. Candidates must be able to teach economics and quantitative analysis to undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Special Instructions:

For full consideration, please submit the following documents:
1. Cover letter that articulates the candidate’s fit for an interdisciplinary academic unit in general, and UNC public policy in particular.
2. Research statement that highlights the public policy contribution of the candidate’s research plans and how they align with our thematic research clusters (
3. Teaching statement. The successful candidate is expected to teach applied microeconomic theory (PLCY 788-789) in the Ph.D. program and applied economics (PLCY 310) and quantitative analysis (PLCY 460) in the undergraduate program. Please offer evidence of prior teaching experience in these areas.
4. Additional statement. UNC-CH is committed a diverse and inclusive learning community. Include examples of ways you have already addressed this commitment in your previous and current experience or would like to in the future.
5. Examples of research publications.
6. 3-4 letters of reference. At the time of application candidate will be required to identify the names, titles, and email addresses of professional references. Recommenders identified by the applicant will be contacted via email with instructions for uploading their letters of support.

Reviewing of applications will begin on October 18, 2019.




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Posted: 1/17/2020
Application Due: 4/13/2021
Work Type: Full Time