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Assistant Professor with a primary research focus on Economic History, Economics Department, University of Massachusetts Amherst

27-10-2023 09:54

Job Description 

The Economics Department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is accepting applications for a tenure-track appointment expected to start on September 1, 2024, at the level of Assistant Professor with a primary research focus on Economic History. Complementary fields are open and could include labor, education, health, gender, industrial organization, political economy, macroeconomics, stratification, development, environment/energy/climate, or other fields.  Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration.    

The Economics faculty members at UMass Amherst work in diverse areas from both heterodox and mainstream approaches. The faculty studies economic theory and applied economics related to multiple dimensions of human well-being and social welfare; how economic opportunities are generated and distributed in society; the interplay between power and institutions and between economic behavior and the performance of the economy. Our Department is committed to fostering a diverse faculty, student body, and curriculum. 



A Ph.D. in Economics, History, or a related field by the start date of the appointment. Candidates will be judged on their scholarly research as well as teaching.   


Additional Information 

Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience; salary and benefits are competitive.   


Application Instructions 

Applicants must apply through the UMass online application system, unless unable to do so. Applicants should submit: 

  1. A letter of interest addressed to Professor Patrick Mason, Chair, Department of Economics, (Crotty Hall, 412 North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA 01002 USA) 

  1. Curriculum vitae 

  1. One recent research paper 

  1. Evidence of teaching effectiveness 

  1. A diversity statement that discusses the candidate’s skills, experiences and commitment to teaching and mentoring diverse and historically underrepresented student populations; professional service that assists in achieving equity, inclusion, and diversity; and how the candidate’s past or future research addresses fundamental questions important to a diverse and global society.

  2. Names and contact information for three references who are willing to submit letters upon request through the UMass online application system.

Review of applications will begin on November 17, 2023, and continue until the position is filled. Candidates will interview remotely beginning in December 2023 with campus visits beginning after January 7, 2024.  Candidates are encouraged to use AEA signaling. Questions can be addressed to hiring[at] 


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Η Δράση Αναβάθμιση και Ανανέωση του ιστοχώρου της Ελληνικής Εταιρείας Οικονομικής Ιστορίας χρηματοδοτείται από το Κοινωφελές Ίδρυμα Ιωάννη Σ. Λάτση, στο πλαίσιο του Προγράμματος Ενίσχυσης Επιστημονικών Εταιρειών 2016