Vera and Stefano Zamagni professorship, Johns Hopkins University SAIS Europe
Advertiser: School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University
Field(s) of specialization: Development; Growth - Finance
Position type(s): Assistant Professor, Associate Professor
Location of job: Johns Hopkins SAIS Europe, Via Beniamino Andreatta 3, Bologna, 40126, Italy (map)
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: Continuing/permanent
Letters of reference required: 3
Target date for applications: 10 Nov 2019
Application deadline: 15 Dec 2019 (no longer accepting applications)
Current search status: Position filled
Posting end date: 6 Jan 2020
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted at
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The Position

SAIS Europe is currently seeking to fill a resident faculty position in finance or development economics. A strong empirical background, particularly in econometrics, would be an advantage. The position will hold the title of the Vera and Stefano Zamagni professorship and will be tenure-track at the assistant or associate professor rank. It is based at the Bologna campus of SAIS, in the Department of Economics and Finance. Candidates will be expected to teach in the master’s programs in International Affairs, Global Risk, and International Economics.


Candidates will be expected to have innovative research agendas with a policy focus. A Ph.D. in economics or finance and with a strong track record of publications is expected for candidates at the associate professor level. A candidate at the assistant professor level must have completed her/his Ph.D. in economics or finance by July 2020. Preference will be given to candidates who combine outstanding research with proven or potential excellence in teaching and presence in the public square. The appointments will ideally start on 1 July, 2020.

The School

Established in 1955 as an integral part of the School of Advanced International Studies of the Johns Hopkins University (SAIS), SAIS Europe in Bologna, Italy has been educating global leaders in the area of international affairs for almost 65 years. As a highly-selective graduate institution with a distinguished faculty, SAIS consistently ranks as one of the top schools of international relations in the world. SAIS was founded to provide a practical approach to training students in international leadership and foreign relations, and to provide mid-career educational opportunities for those already working in related fields. Today, SAIS Europe hosts around 200 full-time students hailing from 40 countries pursuing Master of Arts, Master of Arts in International Affairs, Master of International Public Policy, Master of Arts in Global Risk, and Ph.D. degrees, with a diverse, international group of over 60 resident and adjunct faculty. To learn more about SAIS and SAIS Europe, please visit


We plan to conduct interviews at the European Economic Association meetings (Rotterdam) in December and the ASSA Annual Meeting (San Diego, CA) in January. Candidates may also be interviewed via online platforms (Skype, etc.).


  • A letter of application that includes the preferred interview venue if invited [1. Rotterdam for the Dec. European Economic Association meetings (application required by Nov. 5, 2019); and/or 2. San Diego for the January ASSA Annual Meeting (application required by Dec. 1); and/or 3. online platform (Skype, etc.)];
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Samples of research;
  • At least three letters of recommendation (for junior appointments) or the names and contact points of three references (for senior appointments).

Applications will be reviewed immediately and will be accepted until the position is filled.

Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. All applicants who share this goal are encouraged to apply.

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