Assistant Professor – Applied Economics, Environmental Economics and Urban Economics

Lowell, Massachusetts, United States

Job description

Salary: Salary commensurate with experience

General Summary of Position:

The Department of Economics at the University of Massachusetts invites applications for one tenure-track position at the assistant professor rank beginning September 2018, in the area of applied economics, environmental economics or urban economics. The department offers a bachelor’s degree in economics and offers courses in PhD programs in global studies program within the college and the PhD program in the business school. The department consists of eight full time faculty, with expertise in applied microeconomics, development economics, health economics, industrial organization, international trade, labor economics, macroeconomics, and public economics and a collective record of accomplishment of extensive research productivity. University of Massachusetts Lowell is a member institution of the five-campus University of Massachusetts system. Located approximately half an hour northwest of Boston in Lowell, the university has approximately 18,000 undergraduate and graduate students.

The successful candidate will enhance the department’s expertise in applied economics, environmental economics, or urban economics.  The position will also contribute to the university’s interdisciplinary research enterprise, and represent the university in providing economic analysis to the media. The appointee is expected to maintain an active research agenda leading to publications in peer-reviewed journals, and should demonstrate promise to develop a viable externally funded research program. Preference will be given to applicants who can demonstrate evidence of research productivity.

Beyond conducting an active research program, we will expect the selected candidate to provide high quality instruction and to make service contributions to the department, college, and University.   Instructional duties will include teaching courses in introductory economics, statistics, and upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in applied economics, environmental economics, or urban economics.

The emphasis of the university on interdisciplinary programs will provide many opportunities to the selected candidate to teach and mentor students in global studies and business school PhD programs, and master’s program in public administration.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • Ph.D. in Economics, ABD will be considered but doctoral requirements must be completed by the time of appointment
  • Ability to teach courses in introductory economics, statistics, and upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in environmental economics, urban economics, or other fields of applied economics
  • The ability to work effectively with diverse groups

Additional Considerations:

  • Well-articulated research program and record of peer-reviewed publications

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Full consideration for an interview at the AEA meetings in Philadelphia will be given to applications completed by November 15, 2017.

How to apply

Please submit a Curriculum Vita, letter of application (cover letter), sample of written work, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. *Names and email addresses of three reference will also be required during the application process. The references will be notified and should upload recommendation letters. Only recommendation letters that are uploaded to the system by the referee will be accepted. Emailed or hardcopy letters will not be accepted.

UMass Lowell is a public university committed to preparing our students for work in the real-world— solving real problems and helping real people— by providing an affordable high quality education.