Applied Econometrics Tenure Track 2021

St. Olaf College
Minnesota, United States
Competitive Salary
Oct 27, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Economics seeks a tenure-track economist specializing in applied econometrics to begin August 2021. This new colleague will teach intermediate and advanced econometrics courses, introductory economics, and will contribute to the curriculum of the department by offering economics electives as well as introductory courses in the field. While teaching and research in macroeconomics is an advantage, all candidates with specializations in applied econometrics are welcome. Teaching and research interests in fields such as income distribution and poverty, the economics of race and gender, or urban economics are highly desired.

Primary Field – C01 Econometrics

Secondary Fields:

I30 Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty

J15 Economics of Minorities, Races, Indigenous Peoples, and Immigrants

J16 Economics of Gender

R00 Urban and Regional Economics: General

A Ph.D. in economics with specialization in econometrics is required. Candidates who expect to complete the Ph.D. by September 1, 2021, will receive full consideration.

The department is particularly interested in applicants who can and will advance the College's goals for diversity, equity and inclusion. We request that in the letter of application, candidates address their potential to contribute to the St. Olaf community that maintains a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values. We strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups in accordance with our equity goals.

A complete application includes:

  1. A cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the position, including how your research and teaching interests would enhance the department’s offerings, and how you could contribute to St. Olaf’s commitment to cultivate a rich and diverse community of people and perspectives;
  2. A current curriculum vitae;
  3. A writing sample;
  4. A statement on teaching which includes your teaching interests, ideas about pedagogical approaches, and experiences you may have had (about two pages);
  5. A statement describing the research you propose to carry out as a new St. Olaf faculty member and its potential for undergraduate collaboration (two to three pages);
  6. A transcript (official or unofficial) showing graduate coursework towards the Ph.D. in economics; and
  7. The names and contact information for three professional references who can speak to your potential as a scholar and abilities in classroom teaching. (We will solicit recommendation letters after an initial round of screening.)

Questions about the position, department, or college may be addressed by email to Prof. Anthony Becker, Search Committee Chair at If you need assistance with the online application process, please call 507-786-3356.

Review of applications will begin on November 20. Applications completed by December 15 will receive full consideration for on-line interviews in early January 2021. On-campus interviews are planned for late January and early February, circumstances permitting. Interviews will continue until the position is filled.

The Department of Economics graduates about 100 majors each year and is home to ten full-time economists. We offer majors in Economics and in Quantitative Economics and our students frequently double-major in mathematics or political science; many of our students also complete a minor in statistics and data science. More information about the department is available at

The teaching load is six courses per year with classes held during the fall and spring semesters and the one-month January term (interim). No more than two preparations per semester and four for the year is typical. New tenure-track faculty typically receive start-up funds and access to an annual faculty development account.

Founded in 1874, St. Olaf College is a residential, coeducational liberal arts college with approximately 3,000 students and 800 faculty and staff employees. It is located in Northfield, Minnesota, about 45 minutes from Minneapolis and St. Paul with their rich and diverse cultural resources. The college offers an academically rigorous, nationally ranked, liberal arts education that fosters the development of the whole person in mind, body, and spirit and emphasizes learning in an inclusive and globally engaged community.

St. Olaf College is proud to be:

  • Included in multiple editions of Colleges that Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About College
  • Ranked #1 among baccalaureate colleges in the number of students who study abroad
  • One of the top producers of Fulbright fellows among liberal arts colleges
  • Home of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research (CIR), a national exemplar of quality, collaborative, data-focused undergraduate research
  • Ranked #20 for best undergraduate teaching by U.S. News & World Report, 2018

St. Olaf College is an equal employment opportunity and voluntary affirmative action employer. The College is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our community. With regard to its hiring and employment practices, the College prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment based upon an individual’s legally protected status including race, color, creed, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, marital status, veteran status, or status with regard to public assistance.

To provide a safe and secure educational environment, St. Olaf College verifies the accuracy of all credentials presented by applicants and conducts a criminal background check on every new hire.

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