JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)
August 1, 2023 - January 31, 2024
Position Title/Short Description
Section: US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Amherst, Massachusetts, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: F1 -- Trade
Full Text of JOE Listing:
The Amherst College Department of Economics invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track
appointment at the assistant professor rank in international trade, beginning July 1, 2024. We
welcome candidates from any subfield of international trade, including those with research
interests that intersect with political economy or gender economics.
The successful candidate will be expected to pursue excellent scholarship, teach courses related
to the candidate’s research field, contribute to introductory and/or core courses in economic
theory, supervise honors projects, and contribute to the overall academic environment of the
economics department and the college. Amherst offers a two-course-per-semester teaching
load and excellent research support.
The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in economics or a related field (candidates must have
the Ph.D. degree in hand or have fulfilled all requirements for the degree by the start of the
appointment) and a record that demonstrates promise of excellent research and teaching. We
particularly encourage applications from individuals with identities that have been
underrepresented in economics.
The college is committed to cultivating an inclusive and critically engaging educational
environment. Nearly one-quarter of Amherst’s students are Pell Grant recipients, and close to
half of our students identify as 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 identity,
disability, 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.
To apply, please provide a cover letter, CV, job market paper, graduate transcript, research and
teaching statements, and three letters of reference through the AEA JOE system. Candidates
submitting materials by November 17, 2023, will be assured full consideration. Initial interviews
will be conducted via Zoom in early January. Review of applications will continue until the
position is filled.
Amherst is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages persons of all genders, persons of
color, and persons with disabilities to apply.
- Teaching Statement
- Research Statement
- Letters of Reference
- Job Market Paper
- Cover Letter