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Assistant Professor in Microeconomics

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Lincoln, NE

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Assistant Professor in Microeconomics



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Description of Work:

The Economics Department is seeking a tenure-track assistant professor in applied microeconomics beginning August 2023. The ideal hire will complement existing strengths in international, labor or public economics. The successful candidate is expected to develop an outstanding research program, provide excellent teaching, and supervise undergraduate and graduate student research.

As an EO/AA employer, the University of Nebraska considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See

Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • Strong background in applied microeconomics, with research interests that include an emphasis on empirical analysis.
  • Ph.D. in Economics or closely related field at the beginning of the appointment.
  • Evidence of teaching potential.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Evidence of research excellence in applied microeconomics that complements the department’s strengths in international, labor or public economics.
  • Teaching preparation or experience.
  • Interest in working with the RDC or the Yeutter Institute, described below.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is home to a Federal Statistical Research Data Center (RDC) ( which provides researchers with access to restricted federal micro-level data from the Census Bureau, National Center for Health Statistics, the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and other federal agencies. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is also home to the Clayton Yeutter Institute of International Trade and Finance ( The Yeutter Institute connects economic researchers working in international trade to researchers in law, policy and agriculture. The Institute also prepares students to understand and participate in global trade and finance.

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How to Apply:

Click “Apply for this Job” and complete the information form. Attach the following documents:

  1. A cover letter.
  2. A current vita.
  3. A statement of research interests.
  4. Samples of recent work.
  5. A statement of teaching potential or evidence of teaching experience.
The statements and samples of work (items 3, 4, and 5) will need to be combined into a single document and attached as “Other Document.”

Additionally, three (3) letters of reference should be submitted through the JOE system (

The Department will be interviewing selected candidates via Zoom sessions beginning in early January 2023.

For questions or accommodations related to this position contact:

Direct questions about the position to Sam Allgood, [email protected]

Direct questions about the application process to Kellie Reynolds, [email protected]

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Faculty Tenure/Tenure Leading

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9 Month

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