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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Economics (T/TT)

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Job Description

The University of Missouri, Columbia is seeking an experienced and highly accomplished scholar for the Sam. B. Cook Chair in Economics. This endowed chair was established for the purpose of enhancing the teaching and study of free market economics at the University of Missouri. The ideal candidate will focus on issues such as: economic growth, business fluctuations, monetary and fiscal policy, taxation, and other government policies that affect macroeconomic performance in free market economies; and who will teach undergraduate courses such as Principles of Macroeconomics. Candidates will be considered at the level of senior Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor; salary, benefits, and teaching load are highly competitive.


Minimum Qualifications:

A Phd in Economics or a related field and a minimum of three years of professional experience post-Phd.

Candidates will be evaluated on:

The department is seeking scholars with demonstrated excellence in research, service, and teaching in applied macroeconomics, international economics, macroeconometrics, public economics, or regulation who conduct empirical and policy relevant research with a record of publications in leading peer-reviewed journals, external funding, and/or a national reputation for scholarly accomplishments manifest in citations, awards, advisory and editorial positions, etc. In addition, candidates should have a record of (or a strong potential for) excellence in mentoring and teaching students from diverse backgrounds at both the undergraduate and graduate level; as well as contributing enthusiastically to university and public service. Candidates will be evaluated holistically on these criteria.

Application Materials

Please apply online at Job Openings for Economists ( and be prepared to upload a cover letter and CV with contact information for at least three professional references.

Contact Human Resource Services ( for any questions about the application process.

Applications will be reviewed starting November 1st; however, applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research and engagement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Accessibility and ADA at 573-884-7278.

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