JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2021 - January 31, 2022

University of Massachusetts Amherst

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College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Assistant Professor – Economics of Race and Ethnicity, Stratification Economics

JOE ID Number: 2021-02_111467084
Date Posted: 08/01/2021
Date Inactive: 01/31/2022
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Assistant Professor – Economics of Race and Ethnicity, Stratification Economics
Section: US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Amherst, Massachusetts, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: A1 -- General Economics
Economics of Race and Ethnicity
Stratification Economics
Salary Range: $120,000
Full Text of JOE Listing:

Assistant Professor – Economics of Race and Ethnicity, Stratification Economics

Job Description

The Economics Department of the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a tenure-system appointment at the level of Assistant Professor in Economics of Race and Ethnicity or Stratification Economics, expected to start on September 1st, 2022. Under exceptional circumstances, candidates at other ranks may receive consideration. The primary research area would focus on racial inequalities and/or social hierarchies based on group identity. Complementary fields are open and could include labor, education, health, gender, political economy, macroeconomics, environment/energy/climate, or other relevant fields.
The full job announcement can be found here:

Minimum Requirements

A Ph.D. in Economics or a related field by the start date of the appointment.

Application Instructions

Applicants are required to apply through the UMass online application system, unless unable to do so. Applicants should submit:
1. A letter of interest addressed to Professor James Heintz, Chair, Department of Economics, Crotty Hall, 412 North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA 01002 USA
2. Curriculum vitae
3. One recent research paper
4. Evidence of teaching effectiveness
5. Names and contact information for three references who are willing to submit letters upon request, through the UMass online applications system

Applicants should also submit a one-page 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.

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.

The University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual’s record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career and degree.

Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link
Application deadline: 11/15/2021