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Assistant Professor, Microeconomics of Development

Clark University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Sep 20, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Economics
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Company Description:

Founded in 1887, Clark was one of the first all-graduate institutions in the United States. Today the University is a highly-ranked, student-centered institution educating approximately 2,350 undergraduate and 1,150 graduate students to be imaginative and contributing citizens of the world and to advance the frontiers of knowledge and understanding through rigorous scholarship and creative effort. This commitment to scholarship and inquiry reflects the University's commitment to "challenge convention and change our world" and to address issues of critical importance to society. It is also reflected by Clark's many national and international distinctions, including recognition for its diversity and inclusion efforts, innovation, community engagement and impact, as a top green campus, and for having a distinguished geography and international development program. Clark has also been included in the groundbreaking Colleges that Change Lives guide since it was first published in 1996.

Clark is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, a dynamic, diverse city "on the rise." The second largest city in New England, Worcester is home to 11 institutions of higher learning and is increasingly recognized for its growing healthcare and biotechnology communities, its thriving cultural scene, and as a vibrant food hub.

Job Description:

The Department of Economics ( invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in microeconomics of development beginning in Fall 2022.  Successful applicants will be able to teach courses in economic development at the Ph.D. and undergraduate levels and have an interest in contributing to the core undergraduate curriculum in economics as well as an interdisciplinary international development program.  Candidates should demonstrate the potential for excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching and advising, as well as high-quality academic research.  We encourage applications from candidates whose research involves empirical aspects of development.  Appointment as an assistant professor requires completion of a Ph.D. in economics or a related field prior to August 31, 2022. 


To be considered for the position, please submit the following:

  • cover letter that discusses research plans and teaching philosophy;
  • current CV;
  • three letters of recommendation;
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness;
  • the job market paper as well as other completed research paper(s);
  • transcript(s);
  • diversity, equity and inclusion statement. 

Completed applications received on or before November 20, 2021, will be assured full consideration. 


Additional Information:

This is a Full-time position with excellent benefits, which include employee and family tuition benefits, generous retirement plan, free use of campus fitness center and many more.

Clark University currently requires all employees and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Exemptions will be made for medical or disability reasons or religious beliefs, and could be made, at the sole discretion of the University, for other well-documented reasons.

Clark University embraces equal opportunity and affirmative action as core values: we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. This commitment applies to every aspect of education, services, and employment policies and practices at Clark. Our commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. All positions at Clark share in the responsibility for building a community that values diversity and the uniqueness of others by exhibiting integrity and respect in interacting with all members of the Clark community to create an atmosphere of fairness and belonging. We strongly encourage members from historically underrepresented communities, inclusive of all women, to apply.

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