JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2016 - January 31, 2017

American University

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School of International Service
Assistant Professor Development Studies (Tenure Track)

JOE ID Number: 2016-02_111456377
Date Posted: 10/04/2016
Date Inactive: 01/31/2017
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Assistant Professor Development Studies (Tenure Track)
Section: US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: 00 -- Default: Any Field
Salary Range: Competitive
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The School of International Service at American University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position to begin August 1, 2017 at the rank of Assistant Professor in Development Studies with a strong methodological training in applied econometrics and experimental research design. Applicants should have a PhD or the highest equivalent degree in a relevant discipline or an anticipated PhD completion by August 2017. A background in impact evaluation would be a plus. Substantive areas of interest within development are sustainable development and the environment, migration and urbanization, and long-run (historical) effects of political and economic governance.

As a School that includes a diversity of scholarly disciplines and approaches, we seek the best candidates without respect to a particular discipline. We seek scholar-teachers whose work is theoretically grounded, empirically tested, and policy relevant. Candidates should demonstrate excellence in research and teaching and a commitment to university service. Candidates should share the School’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Salary and benefits are competitive. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2016. Please submit applications via: Include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, recent teaching evaluations, and a copy of a recent published paper or working paper. Applicants should also submit the names and emails of three references who will automatically be contacted and asked for a confidential letter of recommendation. Short list candidates will be invited for interviews at the Allied Social Science Association (ASSA) Meetings in Chicago, January 6-8, 2017. Queries about the search should be sent to Queries about the online application system should be sent to

American University is a private institution within easy reach of the many centers of government, business, research, and the arts located within the nation’s capital. For more information about American University, visit

Established in 1957, American University’s School of International Service (SIS) is a top-ten school of international affairs located in Washington, D.C.

American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities. American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus.

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