Associate or Full Professor, Department of Economics
Advertiser: Economics, University of Virginia
Field(s) of specialization: Any field
Position type(s): Associate Professor, Full Professor, Tenured Professor
Location of job: UVA, PO Box 400182, Charlottesville, VA, 22904-4182, United States
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: 2024-08-20
Job duration: Continuing/permanent
Target date for applications: 13 Oct 2023
Application deadline: 1 May 2024 midnight UTC (accepting applications)
Posting end date: 1 May 2024
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video
Ad text:

The University of Virginia's Department of Economics of the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences invites applications for the newly established James H. and Elizabeth W. Wright Jefferson Scholars Foundation Distinguished Professorship at the rank of Associate or Full Professor (the position is with tenure; the distinguished professorship is a five-year renewable term). We are interested in candidates working in all fields of economics.

Applicants should be established national and international leaders in the field, with highly influential publications along with an outstanding record of teaching undergraduates and advising Ph.D. students in their research.

We seek candidates dedicated to our mission and passionate about teaching in a world-class institution. Candidates will be expected to teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels and provide service to the Department, professional organizations, and the university. The position provides the opportunity to work with a great research team and advance innovative ideas, with the support of the Jefferson Scholars Foundation.

Review of applications will begin October 13, 2023. The positions will remain open until filled.

The anticipated appointment start date will be Fall 2024.


Minimum Requirements

Education: Ph.D. or terminal degree.
Experience: Three years

Application Instructions

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Applicants should submit the following materials:

1. A cover letter that addresses (1) Areas of research/scholarship interest; (2) Potential collaborations/projects at UVA; (3) Demonstrated experience relevant to advancing the University’s ambition to cultivate the most vibrant community in higher education in order to prepare students to be citizen-leaders in a diverse and globally connected world.

2. Curriculum vitae

3. A recently published paper or a working paper that is currently under review or ready for submission; and

4. Contact information for four references (Candidates will be notified before references are contacted.)

Please submit materials to two places:

  1. UVA Interfolio:
  2. Econ Job Market:

Questions regarding the application process should be directed to: Melanie Sponaugle, Academic Recruiter, at Questions about the position should be directed to Ana Fostel at or Federico Ciliberto at

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Submission materials required
  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Paper (writing example)
  • Contact information for references
  • Teaching evaluations (optional)
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