Assistant Professor, Economics
Advertiser: Department of Economics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Field(s) of specialization: Econometrics - Microeconomics - Health; Education; Welfare - Political Economy - Management, Health Care
Position type(s): Assistant Professor
Location of job: 110 8th Street, Troy, NY, 12180, United States
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: 2022-08-16
Job duration: Continuing/permanent
Letters of reference required: 3
Application deadline: 30 Nov 2021 midnight UTC (no longer accepting applications)
Current search status: Reviewing applications
Posting end date: 15 Dec 2021
Ad text:

The Department of Economics in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level. The start date for the position is August 2022.

The Department seeks candidates in the following areas: (1) economics of pharmaceuticals markets, biotechnology and health; and (2) economic policy, specializing in micro-econometric policy. Strength in econometric methods is highly desirable.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Economics (or expect to complete the degree by August 2022), show evidence of effective and high-quality teaching at the collegiate level, and evidence of a sustained program of high-quality research and publications. Potential for securing external funding is highly desirable. The candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and actively contribute to a vibrant interdisciplinary culture that spans Rensselaer's communities.

Founded in 1824, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is the nation’s first technological university. With approximately 5,000 undergraduates and 2,500 graduate students from around the world, the university offers more than 145 programs at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. Rensselaer is located in Troy, NY, the heart of the “Tech Valley” region of the Hudson River Valley.

To apply, please submit the following materials to (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. As announced by the American Economic Association, the 2022 annual meeting will be virtual. Consistent with this policy, the first-round interviews will be conducted virtually. To be considered for first-round interviews, all application materials must be received by Monday, November 30th, 2021.

Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. For additional information about the Department of Economics, please visit:

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, Race/Gender/Veterans/Disability Employer.

Submission materials required
  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • Paper (writing example)
  • Additional paper (optional)
  • Additional paper (optional)
  • Research statement (optional)
  • Letters of reference: 3
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