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Open Rank - Associate/Full Professor of Economics

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Position Type: Faculty Full-time (Tenure/Tenure Track)
Location: Boston Main Campus
Categories: College of Social Sciences and Humanities

About Northeastern:

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and a world leader in experiential learning. The commitment to connecting with the world drives our use-inspired research enterprise. On its Boston campus, the university offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Our campuses in Charlotte, N.C., San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto, and Vancouver are regional platforms for undergraduate and graduate learning and collaborative research. 

About the Opportunity:

The Department of Economics in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities at Northeastern University seeks nominations and applications from leading scholars for the position of Associate Professor or Professor of Economics with an expected start date of Fall 2020. The successful candidate will have a distinguished scholarly record and demonstrated excellence in teaching and leadership.

The fields within economics are open, although applications are particularly encouraged from candidates in applied microeconomics, including labor economics and related areas.  Faculty appointments may be made in one or more of the member departments of the college, including the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Department of Political Science, and the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Cross-college appointments are also possible. We are particularly interested in scholars who work with or use machine-learning tools. Successful applicants will likely affiliate with one of our research centers dedicated to computational social science, network science, and artificial intelligence.

The position will support the University’s commitment to innovation in teaching as well as the Department of Economics’ vision of excellence and increased recognition for our research and degree programs in applied economics. Candidates should have demonstrated commitment to fostering diverse and inclusive environments as well as to promoting experiential learning, which are central to a Northeastern University education. 




A PhD in Economics or its equivalent in hand by start date.

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Additional Information:

Applicants should submit a CV, letter of interest, research statement, teaching statement, and contact information for three references.  Candidates will be notified before their references are contacted.

To apply, please go to and click on the link for full-time positions or full-time interdisciplinary positions or if viewing this description on the Northeastern University website, click “Apply to this job.” Please address nominations and inquiries about the position to Professor Robert Triest, at Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

The College of Social Sciences and Humanities is a leader in the Experiential Liberal Arts. Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a dynamic and highly selective urban research university in the center of Boston. Grounded in its signature co-op program, Northeastern provides unprecedented global experiential learning opportunities. The College is strongly committed to fostering excellence through diversity and enthusiastically welcomes nominations and applications from members of groups underrepresented in academia.

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