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Assistant Professor (Economics)

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Position Type: Faculty Full Time
Campus: UMass Boston
Department: Economics
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Job Description: Assistant Professor- (Department of Economics)- University of Massachusetts Boston

J01 – Labor Economics: General

J15 – Economics of Race

I03 – Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty

The Department of Economics at UMass Boston invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in Labor Economics, with particular interest in research related to inequality, poverty, and/or race to begin September 1, 2024. 

The Economics Department at UMass Boston is a vibrant and diverse group with an established history of research in poverty, inequality, and race. This position will further deepen our focus in these areas, as well as support our growing cohorts of undergraduate majors as well as the Department's M.A. in Applied Economics.

Qualifications: Evidence of progress towards an excellent scholarly record is necessary. A successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and/or graduate Econometrics, as well as the potential to contribute to other areas of instruction. Evidence of successful teaching with diverse students, including international students, is highly desirable. The appointment requires completion of the doctoral degree in Economics or a closely related discipline no later than August 31, 2024.

The review of applications will begin on November 15, 2023. We anticipate preliminary interviews to be conducted remotely during the ASSA meeting.

Application instructions:

All applications must be submitted online at Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a sample of completed work, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and the names and email addresses of three references.  Please include in your letter of application an explanation of how your work would complement the heterodox nature of the Department.

UMass Boston is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, we will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations for the hiring process. If reasonable accommodation is needed, please contact the ADA/504 Coordinator Andrea Haas  or 617-287-5148.


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