American University Development Economics
Advertiser: Department of Economics, American University
Field(s) of specialization: Development; Growth
Position type(s): Assistant Professor
Location of job: Kreeger 104, 4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20016, United States (map)
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: 2022-08-01
Job duration: Continuing/permanent
Letters of reference required: 3
Application deadline: 15 Nov 2021 (accepting applications)
Posting end date: 15 Nov 2021
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted at
Ad text:

One tenure-line opening beginning August 2022 in development economics at the assistant professor level. The department seeks applicants in all fields of development economics and is open to candidates with a wide range of theoretical and empirical approaches. Candidates should have an interest in policy-relevant research, strong quantitative skills, excellent teaching credentials, and the ability to supervise doctoral students. Applicants should have completed a PhD or anticipate completion by August 2022. Applications, including a cover letter or statement, curriculum vitae, sample research paper, diversity statement, and letters from three references, must be sent to Consideration of applications will continue until the position is filled, but complete applications received by November 15, 2021 will receive priority for initial interviews held virtually in early January. American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”). It is a tobacco and smoke free campus. For more information, see or write to

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