The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
New York, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Dec 2, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Economics, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Other Social & Behavioral Sciences
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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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 sustainable future.


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 Economics.

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 Cooper Union.


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 to: hr@cooper.edu

Please address cover letter to Prof. William Germano, Chair, Social Sciences Search Committee.

All applications are due by Monday, January 3rd, 2022

This is a unionized position.

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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