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Economics Department - Assistant Professor - Economic History

Job Details

Job no: 521118
Work type: Faculty Full Time
Location: UMass Amherst
Department: Economics
Union: MSP
Categories: Faculty, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

About University of Massachusetts Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.

Job Description

The Economics Department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is accepting applications for a tenure-track appointment expected to start on September 1, 2024, at the level of Assistant Professor with a primary research focus on Economic History. Complementary fields are open and could include labor, education, health, gender, industrial organization, political economy, macroeconomics, stratification, development, environment/energy/climate, or other fields. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration.

The Economics faculty members at UMass Amherst work in diverse areas from both heterodox and mainstream approaches. The faculty studies economic theory and applied economics related to multiple dimensions of human well-being and social welfare; how economic opportunities are generated and distributed in society; the interplay between power and institutions and between economic behavior and the performance of the economy. Our Department is committed to fostering a diverse faculty, student body, and curriculum.

Requirements

A Ph.D. in Economics, History, or a related field by the start date of the appointment. Candidates will be judged on their scholarly research as well as teaching.

Additional Information

Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience; salary and benefits are competitive.

Application Instructions

Applicants must apply through the UMass online application system, unless unable to do so. Applicants should submit:

  • A letter of interest addressed to Professor Patrick Mason, Chair, Department of Economics, (Crotty Hall, 412 North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA 01002 USA)

  • Curriculum vitae

  • One recent research paper

  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness

  • A diversity statement that discusses the candidate’s skills, experiences and commitment to teaching and mentoring diverse and historically underrepresented student populations; professional service that assists in achieving equity, inclusion, and diversity; and how the candidate’s past or future research addresses fundamental questions important to a diverse and global society.

  • Names and contact information for three references who are willing to submit letters upon request through the UMass online application system.
  • Review of applications will begin on November 17, 2023, and continue until the position is filled. Candidates will interview remotely beginning in December 2023 with campus visits beginning after January 7, 2024. Candidates are encouraged to use AEA signaling. Questions can be addressed to hiring@econs.umass.edu.

    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 career and degree.

    Advertised: Oct 24 2023 Eastern Daylight Time
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    The University of Massachusetts Amherst is one of the preeminent public research universities in America. Nestled in idyllic Amherst, Massachusetts—often called “The top college town in North America”—the campus is consistently ranked among the top public research universities in the nation, and offers a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers. 

    As one of the nation's top public research universities – as measured by national and international rankings, academic citations, and research funding – the campus spends more than $180 million on research each year, demonstrating its contribution to the nation’s position as a technological and economic leader. The university works in conjunction with academic, government, and private partners to translate new knowledge and scientific discoveries into technical innovations and scholarly works that create opportunities for students, faculty and the public. 

    Eight schools and colleges offer more than 85 undergraduate majors, 68 master’s and 48 doctoral degree programs, many counted among the top programs in the nation and world. UMass Amherst is also home to New England's premier honors college.

    The 1,159 full-time faculty members are dedicated teachers and world-renowned researchers and the campus has regularly been listed among the top performers in terms of faculty awards. With over 24,000 students from all 50 states and over 70 countries, the student body is the most academically successful in the history of the campus. Students participate in 240 organizations, 21 NCAA Division I athletic teams, extensive intramurals, living-learning residence halls, community service, and internships. With one of the largest residential life systems in the nation, UMass Amherst houses approximately 12,000 students on campus. The university is enjoying a facilities renaissance, including new buildings in the sciences, the arts, and recreation. UMass Amherst is part of the Five College consortium with Smith, Mount Holyoke, Hampshire and Amherst colleges.

    As an employer, the University of Massachusetts Amherst is a national leader in developing family-friendly policies, benefits and amenities designed to help faculty members develop both productive careers and satisfying personal lives. The university offers one of the nation’s most generous parental leave policies. The university is also part of the Academic Career Network, a regional consortium formed to serve dual-career couples and encourage greater diversity in the academy.

     

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    Location
    181 PRESIDENTS DR
    Whitmore Administration Building
    Amherst
    Massachusetts
    01003
    US

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