THE COOPER UNION STORY
The Cooper Union was founded in 1859 by philanthropist Peter
Cooper to provide an education "equal to the best" to all who
qualify, regardless of race, religion, gender, wealth or social
status. Today, The Cooper Union provides a rigorous professional
education in the Schools of Art, Architecture, and Engineering,
including a broad curriculum offered by the Faculty of Humanities
and Social Sciences. Fostering a culture of collaboration among a
diverse student body and faculty, The Cooper Union teaches students
that art, architecture, and engineering have cultural,
environmental, and ethical contexts and consequences. As students
develop their professional abilities, they recognize their
responsibility to advance science and art and to create a
The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at The Cooper
Union invites applications for a full time, tenure track
appointment in Economics or a closely related field. This
appointment will be at the Assistant or Associate Professor level.
We are particularly interested in Environmental Economics,
Development Economics, Public Economics, or Behavioral
The successful candidate will design and teach economics
electives as well as contribute to the teaching and further
development of the required interdisciplinary core curriculum in
humanities and social sciences. We are seeking a colleague with
commitment to both innovative undergraduate teaching and scholarly
research, as well as to the historic mission and legacy of The
PhD and appropriate teaching experience
Applications should include a cover letter discussing research
projects and teaching interests, experience, and future plans; CV;
statement of teaching philosophy; sample syllabus; one writing
sample (article, book, dissertation chapter); and contact
information for three recommenders/referees.
We encourage and are interested in engaging with candidates from
a diversity of experiences and perspectives with the talent to
challenge our students.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will remain
open until the position is filled.
Qualified candidates should submit their applications
Please address cover letter to Prof. William Germano, Chair,
Social Sciences Search Committee.
All applications are due by Monday, January 3rd,
This is a unionized position.
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is
an Equal Opportunity Employer.