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 Economics Department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a tenure-system appointment at the level of Associate or Full Professor of Economic Development. We especially encourage candidates with expertise in one of the developing regions to apply. We also encourage scholars with various approaches to economic development including mainstream as well as political economy.
Applicants wishing to be considered for more than one position in the Economics Department must apply for each position separately. Under exceptional circumstances, candidates at other ranks may receive consideration.
The Economics faculty at UMass Amherst work in diverse areas from both heterodox and mainstream approaches. The faculty study 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; and the interplay between power and institutions on the one hand and economic behavior and the performance of the economy on the other hand.
A completed Ph.D. in Economics or a related field. Candidates will be judged on their scholarly research as well as teaching. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The University of Massachusetts Amherst is one of the major public research universities in the U.S. The University is a member of the Five College Consortium along with Amherst, Smith, Hampshire, and Mount Holyoke Colleges.
To apply please submit a cover letter, CV, contact information for three references, a recent research paper, and, if possible, evidence of teaching effectiveness. 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. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2019, and continue until the position is filled. Candidates may interview at the ASSA meeting (January 2020) and are encouraged to use AEA signaling. Questions can be addressed to the Economics Department at email@example.com.
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.