Assistant or Associate Professor of Economics

North Carolina, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Oct 15, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is recruiting up to six outstanding tenure track faculty to deepen and expand research and teaching related to racial equity, in parallel with two searches that address historical aspects of American slavery. We seek highly talented faculty whose research and teaching will make transformative contributions to the major themes of 1) Health, Wellness, and Equity in Communities of Color and 2) Black and Indigenous Families and Communities, with a preferred emphasis on U.S. populations. Searches in the departments of Biology, Communication, Economics, Exercise and Sport Science, Psychology & Neuroscience, and Sociology will contribute to this initiative. Across these searches, we aspire to recruit faculty who are doing innovative, intersectional, and high impact work that will diversify and enhance our research, teaching, and public outreach missions.

Position in Economics

The Department of Economics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant or associate professor to start as early as July 1, 2021 pending approval. We are seeking candidates with research and teaching interests in the areas of race and ethnicity, and we have a preference for candidates whose work addresses questions related to health, wellness and equity in communities of color and/or Black and Indigenous families and communities. Successful candidates will demonstrate the capacity for high-quality research and teaching in Economics. Duties will include research, teaching, and service. We will consider applicants completing their graduate degree as well as those with experience in academic and other research settings. To be hired in at the Assistant Professor position, a completed Ph.D. in Economics or a related field is required by July 1, 2021. An initial appointment of Instructor is applied to a successful candidate who expects to complete the Ph.D. before July 1, 2022.

Commitment to Diversity

We are committed to increasing diversity and we encourage applications from women and minority scholars.  The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran. UNC is a flagship state university with a diverse student body that includes underrepresented and first-generation college students. Information about the Economics Department is available at

Application Instructions

Qualified applicants should submit an application on-line at The application should include a cover letter and CV. Applicants should provide a research paper that demonstrates research interests in our preferred areas of race and ethnicity. Applicants should include a statement that describes past experiences, activities, and future plans to advance diversity, equity and inclusion, including research interests,  participation in mentoring activities, and community outreach. This statement should specifically address the applicant’s demonstrated research and teaching interests in the themes listed above as well as continued research plans in this area of study. Applicants for the assistant professor position should include three letters of recommendation. (Finalists for the position will be asked to provide a fourth letter of recommendation at a later stage of the search.) Finalists for the associate professor position will be asked to provide names of two letter writers.

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