Lecturer (full-time) – Economics Department



Job description

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.

Job Description

The Department of Economics invites applications for a one-year, full-time Lecturer in Economics expected to start on September 1, 2023. Teaching responsibilities will include three (3) undergraduate classes per semester (Fall 2023, Spring 2024). While there is some flexibility in the mix of classes to be taught, the Department is particularly interested in applicants who are able to teach microeconomic theory (intro and intermediate), international trade, international finance, environmental economics, labor economics, and/or history of economic thought.


Applicants are required to have a Graduate degree (Ph.D. is preferred) in economics or related field as of September 1, 2023.

How to apply

Along with the online application, please submit the following materials: (a) letter of interest, (b) curriculum vitae or resume and (c) and three letters of recommendation or contact information for three professional references. Please direct any questions to Christine Mirabal @ [email protected].

Review of applications with begin April 1st and will continue until a suitable candidate pool has been identified.

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.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst (otherwise known as UMass, Massachusetts, or UMass Amherst) is a public research and land-grant university in Amherst, Massachusetts, United States and the flagship of the University of Massachusetts system.