About UMass 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.
The Department of Resource Economics invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration. We are looking for an econometrician who is excited to work collaboratively with a strong core of applied microeconomists. Our department has particular strengths in environmental economics, experimental and behavioral economics, and industrial organization. Candidates are expected to have the training necessary to teach graduate level econometrics. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate courses in econometrics and undergraduate courses in other fields including, but not limited to, microeconomics and managerial economics. Each new hire is expected to develop a nationally recognized research agenda. A wide range of interdisciplinary research opportunities are available across the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus, including through the Computational Social Sciences Institute and the Institute for Social Science Research.
Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in agricultural/resource/applied economics, economics, econometrics or a related field as of September 1, 2020. Applicants with an econometrics research focus will be given preference.
The Department of Resource Economics has 20 faculty, 500 undergraduate majors, and 31 graduate students (70% are Ph.D. students). We place special emphasis on high quality research, faculty-student interaction, and cooperation among faculty. We share a fundamental commitment to teach and attract a diverse student body.
The University is part of the 5-College Consortium in the beautiful Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts. The five local colleges anchor a series of townships surrounded by rural farms and contribute to excellent social, cultural, and recreational amenities. Additionally, we are 90 miles from Boston, 160 miles from New York City, and 45 miles from the nearest international airport (in Hartford, CT).
How to apply
To apply, submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduate transcript, research statement and writing samples online. In addition to the materials noted above, applicants should also submit a one-page diversity statement that discusses past or future contributions to inclusive excellence in the areas of research, teaching, and/or outreach. Please arrange to have 3 letters of recommendation submitted on your behalf.
To guarantee full consideration, applications need to be received by November 26, 2019. The search will continue until the position is filled. We will be conducting preliminary interviews of candidates at the 2020 Allied Social Sciences Association annual meeting in San Diego, CA. Inquiries should be sent to [email protected].
UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.