Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Economics, Amherst College

Deadline: November 18

The Amherst College Department of Economics invites applications for a full-time, open-rank, tenure-line position with a focus in Asian American studies, beginning July 1, 2023. We welcome candidates from any relevant field in microeconomics or macroeconomics whose research contributes to topics related to the Asian American experience and is grounded in the United States, including, for example, labor markets, migration, discrimination, international trade, globalization, education, structural inequality, demography, entrepreneurship, (im)mobility, or economic history. The department’s preference is that the appointment be a tenure-track assistant or advanced assistant professor, but appointment at the rank of associate professor (with or without tenure) and full professor (with tenure) is also possible. Any appointment with tenure will be contingent upon a positive tenure review. 

The successful candidate will be expected to pursue high-quality scholarship, teach courses related to the candidate’s research field, contribute to introductory and/or core courses in economic theory, supervise honors projects, and contribute to the overall academic environment of the economics department and the college. Amherst offers a two-course-per-semester teaching load and excellent research support. The expectation is that two of the four courses  taught by the individual each year should have a substantial basis in examining the experience of people of Asian descent in the United States and/or of Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders.

Qualifications include a Ph.D. in economics or related field (candidates must have the Ph.D. degree in hand or all requirements for the degree fulfilled by the start of the appointment) and a record that demonstrates promise of high-quality research and teaching. We particularly encourage applications from individuals with identities that have been underrepresented in economics.   

The position is part of a three-faculty position cluster hire that will contribute to an intended future program or major in Asian American studies. The candidate will be appointed and evaluated in the Department of Economics. 

The college is committed to cultivating an inclusive and critically engaging educational environment. Nearly one-quarter of Amherst’s students are Pell Grant recipients; close to half of our students are domestic students of color.  Our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at teaching and mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual identity, disability, and religion.  Candidates with dual-career considerations should be aware that the college participates in the Five-College Consortium, and that the other four institutions in this consortium are also hiring in a variety of fields.

To apply, please provide a cover letter, CV, job market paper, graduate transcript, research and teaching statements, and three letters of reference through the AEA JOE system. Candidates submitting materials by November 18, 2022, will be assured full consideration. Initial interviews will be conducted via Zoom in early January. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Amherst is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages persons of all genders, persons of color, and persons with disabilities to apply.

Learn more: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/provost_dean_faculty/faculty_hiring/employment