Economics Department Chair, Full Professor
Advertiser: Economics, Northeastern University
Field(s) of specialization: Any field
Position type(s): Full Professor
Location of job: 301 Lake Hall, 360 Huntington Ave, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: Continuing/permanent
Application deadline: 1 Dec 2023 midnight UTC (no longer accepting applications)
Current search status: Reviewing applications
Posting end date: 1 Mar 2024
Ad text:

On November 17, 2023 the recruiter adjusted the application deadline and then restored the application deadline to the original date

About the Opportunity

The College of Social Sciences and Humanities and its nine tenure units are the home of the Experiential Liberal Arts. Through its research, teaching, and engagement missions, the college collaborates across the university, the Northeastern network, and partners around the globe. We are strongly committed to fostering excellence through diversity and enthusiastically welcome nominations and applications from members of groups underrepresented in academia. Successful faculty in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities will be dynamic and innovative scholars with a record of research and teaching excellence and a commitment to improved equity, diversity, and inclusion. Strong candidates for this position will have the expertise, knowledge, and skills to build their research, pedagogy, and curriculum in ways that reflect and enhance this commitment.

The Department of Economics at Northeastern University invites nominations and applications for the position of Department Chair at the rank of tenured Full Professor. The successful applicant will lead a department with a dynamic, interdisciplinary faculty. The Department is home to a BA and a BS in Economics, several joint undergraduate majors with other departments and colleges/schools, a Masters of Science in Economics, and a PhD in Applied Economics. The search is open to all fields in Economics. The successful candidate could have a joint appointment in another department. We invite scholars from a broad and diverse set of backgrounds, including those who employ a range of methodologies.


Candidates should be prepared to build forward-looking programs, promote faculty recruitment, retention, and advancement, help develop collaborative research agendas, expand and build relationships in Northeastern’s global network of campuses, and teach courses in their expertise. Ideal candidates will leverage and support the growing opportunities our university offers to engage in innovative research and teaching.

A successful candidate will have a strong scholarly record, significant experience in teaching, administrative experience commensurate with the role, and the capacity to support the experiential liberal arts, campus network, and the interdisciplinary mission of the College of Social Sciences and Humanities and Northeastern University. Candidates should have a demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment, as well as enthusiasm for working with colleagues in creative and innovative ways to engage in problem-focused, interdisciplinary research with the potential for impact in the world.


  • Ph.D. in Economics or equivalent by the appointment start date
  • Commitment to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion and bringing creative strategies to address the challenges of recruiting and retaining students, staff, and scholars from historically underrepresented groups
  • A record in research, teaching, and service sufficient to merit tenure upon hire at the rank of full professor
  • Commitment to faculty development and mentoring
  • Commitment to engaged and impactful research and innovation
  • Commitment to the continued development of Northeastern University’s signature experiential learning model

Documents to Submit:

Applicants should submit a cover letter detailing interests in research, teaching, and academic leadership, a curriculum vitae, a statement of contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion; and names and contact information for three references. Referees will not be contacted without the candidate’s prior consent.

In the diversity statement, please describe how you can support Northeastern’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Describe how your teaching, service, research, and/or leadership (as applicable) has supported the success of students and/or colleagues; and/or describe the impact others have had on you as relating to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

Please address nominations and questions to Jun Ma, Chair, Search Committee at

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Additional Information

Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work experience, education and skills when extending an offer.

Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as well as commuting & transportation. Visit for more information.

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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