UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth’s flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.
The Department of Resource Economics invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position, expected to start on September 1, 2024. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration. Applicants should have a research focus in the area of Health Economics. The new hire is expected to develop a nationally recognized research agenda to add to the Department’s growing Health Economics research focus. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate courses in Microeconomics, Econometrics, Managerial Economics, and/or Health Economics. A wide range of interdisciplinary research opportunities are available across the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus, including through the Computational Social Sciences Initiative and the Institute for Social Science Research.
Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in Economics, Applied Economics, Public Policy, Econometrics or a related field as of September 1, 2024. Applicants with an Applied Microeconomics and Applied Econometrics research focus, specifically in the area of Health Economics, will be given preference. Research complementarities with the department’s other focus areas will also be considered.
Along with the application, please submit the following:
To guarantee full consideration, applications need to be received by the review date, November 10, 2023. The search will continue until the position is filled. We will be conducting preliminary interviews remotely in December 2023. Inquiries should be sent to Professor Emily Wang, the Search Committee Chair, at [email protected].
The Department of Resource Economics has 20 faculty, approximately 400 undergraduate majors, and 25 graduate students (70% are Ph.D. students). We place special emphasis on high quality research, faculty-student interaction, and cooperation among faculty. We share a fundamental commitment to teach and attract a diverse student body.
The University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual’s record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career and degree.