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 Department of Resource Economics invites applications for two tenure-track assistant professor positions. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration. Applicants should have a research focus in the area of health economics. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate courses in microeconomics, econometrics, managerial economics, and/or health economics. These positions are intended to initiate and anchor a health economics research area within the Department. Each new hire is expected to develop a nationally recognized research agenda and to become a core member of the new field of health economics within the Department. A wide range of interdisciplinary research opportunities are available across the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus, including through the Computational Social Sciences Institute and the Institute for Social Science Research.
Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in agricultural/resource/applied economics, economics, econometrics or a related field as of September 1, 2020. Applicants with an applied microeconomics and econometrics research focus, specifically in the area of health economics will be given preference.
The Department of Resource Economics has 20 faculty, 500 undergraduate majors, and 31 graduate students (70% are Ph.D. students). We place special emphasis on high quality research, faculty-student interaction, and cooperation among faculty. We share a fundamental commitment to teach and attract a diverse student body.
The University is part of the 5-College Consortium in the beautiful Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts. The five local colleges anchor a series of townships surrounded by rural farms and contribute to excellent social, cultural, and recreational amenities. Additionally, we are 90 miles from Boston, 160 miles from New York City, and 45 miles from the nearest international airport (in Hartford, CT).
To apply, submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduate transcript, research statement and writing samples online. In addition to the materials noted above, 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. Please arrange to have 3 letters of recommendation submitted on your behalf.
To guarantee full consideration, applications need to be received by the review date, November 15, 2019. The search will continue until the position is filled. We will be conducting preliminary interviews of candidates at the 2020 Allied Social Sciences Association annual meeting in San Diego, CA. Inquiries should be sent to 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.