JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

February 1, 2023 - July 31, 2023

American University

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College of Arts and Sciences
Research Faculty in Economics

JOE ID Number: 2023-01_111471927
Date Posted: 07/11/2023
Date Inactive: 07/31/2023
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Research Faculty in Economics
Section: US: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: E6 -- Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook
macroeconomic policy
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Institute for Macroeconomic and Policy Analysis (IMPA), situated within the Department of Economics in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University, invites applications for an open-rank, full-time, research faculty appointment. The appointment is a 12-month term position and may commence as early as August 1, 2023; reappointment is contingent on continued external funding.

Established in April 2023, IMPA conducts research on macroeconomic policy with a primary focus on taxation and inequality. It is home to a state-of-the-art macroeconomic policy model for studying the impact of a wide range of policies on aggregate and distributional outcomes. Grounded in contemporary scholarly research, IMPA’s research emphasizes economic realities that are currently ignored or underestimated and that are crucial in the latest policy discussions: income and wealth inequality, the widespread prevalence of market power in labor and goods markets, and the decoupling of asset prices from the productive economy, among others. Learn more about IMPA at and about the department at .

In close consultation with the Faculty Directors of IMPA and serving as IMPA’s Managing Director, the research faculty authors policy papers and other products that move the academic research of the Institute into real-world practice, scans policy and funding landscapes to identify opportunities for the Institute to build out and maximize the impact of its model, supervises the contributions of the Institute’s researchers to policy products, manages the Institute’s budget, and performs other duties as assigned.

Applicants should hold a PhD or other terminal degree in Economics, Law, or a related field (e.g. Public Policy). Highly qualified applicants with a master’s degree related to Economics, Law, or a related field will also be considered. The ideal candidate will have one or more years of experience working on economic policy; demonstrated knowledge of contemporary debates in macroeconomics and tax policy; and experience managing short- and long-term projects, with demonstrated ability to produce products on time.

Salary is competitive. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit applications via: Include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three contact references, and copies of recent written works relevant to economic policy. Please contact Mary Eschelbach Hansen, 202-885-3793 or if you have any questions.

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

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.

Hiring offers for this position are contingent on the successful completion of a background check.

Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link
Application deadline: 07/31/2023