Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics

Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Apr 15, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Economics at Smith College invites applications for two, two-year positions at the rank of visiting assistant professor to begin July 1, 2021.  Teaching responsibilities for these positions will be for five courses per year at the undergraduate level and will regularly include introductory macroeconomics and a selection of elective courses.  We have a specific need for an elective course on environmental economics.  Other electives of interest include (but are not limited to) international trade, money and banking, time series econometrics, behavioral economics, development economics, and economic history, and we are open to a wide range of topics depending on the candidate’s field of specialization.  Ph.D. in Economics or a relevant field is expected by the time of appointment. Candidates from groups underrepresented in Economics are encouraged to apply.  Details about the Department of Economics may be found at

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is the largest women’s college in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts.  The faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. Smith College offers opportunities to foster faculty success at every career stage, such as those listed here:  The College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. 


Diversity and a culture of equity and inclusion among students, staff, faculty, and administration are crucial to the mission and values of Smith College. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, historically underrepresented minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions

Applications must be submitted at Interfolio and should include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness including teaching evaluations, a diversity/inclusion statement, and three confidential letters of recommendation. In your application materials, we encourage you to address how your teaching, scholarship, and/or mentorship may support our commitment to diversity and inclusion. Review of applications will begin on May 7, 2021. Interviews with finalists will take place via Zoom later in May. 

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