Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in Economics
Employer: Department of Economics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Location: 110 8th Street, Troy, NY, 12180, United States
Field(s) of specialization: Econometrics - International Trade - Microeconomics - Behavioral Economics - Other - Health; Education; Welfare
Position type(s): Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Tenured Professor
Posting end date: 1 Feb 2019 (check the ad text for information about the application deadline)
Ad text:

Tenured or Tenure Track Position, Department of Economics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY


  • Applied Microeconomics
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Behavioral Economics
  • Economics of Innovation and Technology
  • Energy Economics
  • International Economics
  • Health Economics

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute invites applications for two open-rank tenure/tenure-track faculty positions in the Department of Economics. The start date for the position is August 2019.

The department seeks candidates in the following areas: applied microeconomics; applied econometrics; behavioral economics; economics of innovation and technology; energy economics; international economics; and health economics.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Economics (or expect to complete the degree by August 2019), evidence of effective teaching at the collegiate level, and a sustained program of high-quality research and publications. The candidate will teach undergraduate, M.S., and Ph.D. courses, and actively contribute to a vibrant interdisciplinary culture that spans Rensselaer's communities. A record of securing external funding is desirable. Candidates with sustained academic success who are eligible for tenure may be considered at the Associate or Full Professor level.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, founded in 1824, is the nation’s oldest 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 Department of Economics includes faculty whose research interests currently span the economics of technological change and innovation, industrial organization, health economics, behavioral economics, financial economics, law and economics, applied econometrics, and big data analytics.

To be considered for interviews at the January 2019 AEA meetings in Atlanta, all application materials must be received by Sunday, November 25th, 2018. Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.

To apply, please submit: (a) a letter of interest, (b) curriculum vitae, (c) evidence of teaching effectiveness, (d) selected research papers, (e) evidence of external research funding (if applicable), and (f) three letters of reference to For additional information, please visit If needed, you can also contact Dr. Vivek Ghosal, Department Head and Professor of Economics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 110 8th Street, Troy, NY 12180. (


We welcome candidates who will bring diverse cultural, ethnic, national and international perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Race/Gender/Veterans/Disability Employer.


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Submission materials required
  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Selected Research Paper(s)
  • Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness
  • Teaching evaluations (optional)
  • Evidence of External Research Funding (if applicable) (optional)
  • Letters of reference: 3
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