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William S. Kinkead Distinguished Professorship Economics

Department of Economics

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Department of Economics invites applications for the William S. Kinkead Distinguished Professorship Economics. This distinguished professorship will be a full-time tenured position at the rank of Full Professor within the Department of Economics. The holder of the Professorship should display a commitment to the study and enhancement of an efficient market economy as reflected in topics such as, but not limited to, microeconomics, industrial organization, the theoretical and applied role of innovation and technological change, economic growth and market structure in the functioning of a modern economic system.

The Department offers a Ph.D. degree, a professional Master’s degree (MSPE), and three undergraduate degrees (B.A. in Economics, B.S. in Econometrics and Quantitative Economics, and B.S. in Computer Science and Economics). The Ph.D., MSPE, and B.S. degrees are STEM degrees. For more information, see

The Illinois College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. Faculty in the College create knowledge, address critical societal needs through the transfer and application of knowledge, and prepare students for lives of impact in the state, nation, and globally. To meet these objectives, the College embraces and values diversity and difference through hiring faculty candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the Illinois community.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit

Applicants must be Full or advanced Associate Professors and also hold a Ph.D. in Economics, or an equivalent degree. Applicants must have an outstanding research record and the ability to contribute effectively to the instruction and supervision of students in the department’s degree programs. Successful candidates are expected to teach effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, establish and maintain an active and independent research program, and provide service to the Department, the University, and the Economics profession. Salary will be commensurate with the research record, qualifications and accomplishments. The target starting date is August 16, 2021.

Please create your candidate profile at and upload your letter of application stating research and teaching interests, curriculum vita, and the contact information for three professional references the close date. After a review of the research record, the search committee may then contact the applicant to solicit letters of reference. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered. To ensure full consideration, all required application materials must be submitted by February 1, 2021. Early applicants may be interviewed before this closing date, however, every application submitted prior to this closing date will receive full consideration. For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact the Department by email at [email protected], or by telephone at (217) 333-0120. You may also visit for additional information.

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College Name or Administrative Unit:Liberal Arts and Sciences Category:1-Faculty Title:College of Liberal Arts & Sciences: William S. Kinkead Distinguished Professorship in Economics - Department of Economics (138094) Open Date:10/14/2020 Close Date:02/01/2021 Organization Name:Economics




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Posted: 10/15/2020
Application Due: 12/14/2020
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