JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2016 - January 31, 2017

Amherst College

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Social Science
Visiting Professor of Economics

JOE ID Number: 2016-02_111457124
Date Posted: 11/15/2016
Date Inactive: 01/31/2017
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Visiting Professor of Economics
Section: US: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
Location: Amherst, Massachusetts, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
E -- Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics
00 -- Default: Any Field
C1 -- Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Department of Economics invites applications for a full-time one-year visiting professorship. The department may hire as many as two visiting professors. The appointment(s) will begin in fall 2017. Within the last decade, Amherst College has profoundly transformed its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and nationality, among other areas. Today, nearly one-quarter of Amherst’s students are Pell Grant recipients; forty-four percent 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 orientation, 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.

The visiting professor(s) will be asked to teach two courses each semester, fall and spring, and contribute to the academic environment of the Department. The department has a strong interest in candidates who can teach intermediate macroeconomics and/or intermediate econometrics, but will consider candidates with other teaching and research interests, as well as candidates who may only wish to visit for one semester (full-time). Qualifications include a Ph.D. (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.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position(s) is/are filled. Candidates submitting their materials by January 1, 2017, will be assured full consideration. The department will not be interviewing at the AEA meetings in Chicago but may ask to schedule a Skype interview after the meetings.

Application Requirements:
  • Application Instructions Below
Application deadline: 04/01/2017
Application Instructions:
Please submit curriculum vitae, available teaching evaluations, research statement, and three references to Jun Ishii, Chair, c/o Jeanne Reinle, Academic Dept. Coordinator, Department of Economics, Amherst College, Amherst MA 01002-5000. Applications will only be accepted by mail; no email applications.