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Assistant Professor, Department of Economics

Title: Assistant Professor, Department of Economics

  • Employer: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Department of: Economics)
  • Location: United States
  • Position Type: Assistant Professor
  • Deadline: Jan 31, 2018

  • Job Description:

    Faculty Position, Department of Economics Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions in the Department of Economics at the Assistant Professor level. The starting date for the position is August 2018.
    The faculty hiring is conditional on budgetary approval by the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
    The department seeks candidates in: (a) Microeconomics; and (b) Econometrics. Candidates must be able to teach in the Microeconomic Theory or Econometric Theory sequences in the PhD program.
    The recipient of the position will carry out a sustained program of high-quality research and publications, teach graduate and undergraduate courses, and serve Rensselaer's communities in School and Institute activities. Ability to generate externally funded grants will be viewed as a positive attribute.
    Candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree or foreign degree equivalent by August 2018. The successful candidate is expected to have an outstanding academic track record and evidence of potential in research and teaching.
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, founded in 1824, is the nation’s first technological university. The university has approximately 7500 undergraduate and graduate students, and for more than a decade has been ranked among the U.S. News & World Report top 50 national universities. Rensselaer is located in Troy, New York, adjacent to the state’s capital in the "Tech Valley" region. The Economics Department includes a highly cited faculty whose research interests currently span the economics of technological change, industrial organization, labor economics, law and economics, energy economics, quantitative methods and applied econometrics, and macroeconomics.
    We welcome candidates who will bring diverse intellectual, geographical, gender and ethnic perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

    To be considered for interviews at the January AEA meetings, all application materials must be received by Friday, December 1, 2017. Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, please submit: (a) a letter of interest, (b) curriculum vitae, (c) evidence of teaching effectiveness, (d) selected research papers, and (e) three letters of reference to EconJobMarket.org. For additional information, please visit http://www.economics.rpi.edu. If needed, you can also contact Dr. Vivek Ghosal, Department Head and Professor of Economics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 110 8th Street, Troy, NY 12180. (ghosav@rpi.edu)

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