Open Rank - Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Applied Economics and Policy

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
May 18, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Public Administration & Policy
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Open Rank - Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Applied Economics and Policy

About Northeastern:
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

About the Opportunity:
The School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs at Northeastern University invites nominations or applications for an open rank tenured or tenure-track position beginning in the Fall 2022 semester in applied economics and policy. We are particularly interested in education, health, labor, and public finance; public policy fields including housing, transportation, and economic development; and related fields such as behavioral, development, environmental, and urban economics. We encourage applications from candidates whose work advances concerns around racial justice and equity within the above areas of interest.

The School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs is an interdisciplinary community offering graduate programs in Public Policy and Administration, Urban Planning and Policy, Urban Informatics, and International Affairs, a joint JD/MS in Law and Public Policy, and undergraduate programs in Human Services, Urban Studies, and Law and Public Policy. We drive interdisciplinary thinking and problem solving on issues of pressing concern to society at local, state, national, and international levels. By educating students in both theory and practice, we prepare them to become effective contributors to social, economic, and environmental change, in careers spanning the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, as well as academic research.

The ideal candidate will contribute to our applied research and experiential mission, with research that focuses on public policy issues. We are particularly interested in candidates able to form research-practice partnerships in local, national, and international settings to produce impactful policy-relevant analysis. This may involve working closely with and contributing to our existing research centers engaged in related work including the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy, the Boston Area Research Initiative, and the Institute for Health Equity and Social Justice Research.

The successful candidate will deliver outstanding instruction to undergraduate and graduate students, including the ability to teach applied economics courses to students with diverse backgrounds and professional interests. In particular, we seek candidates who can teach core courses in several of the following areas: applied microeconomics, microeconomic theory, economic and public policy analysis, program evaluation, and quantitative methods/econometrics as well as electives in their areas of interest or expertise. Familiarity with online teaching is beneficial.

Candidates should expect to contribute to student advising and mentoring and also assist with curriculum development. Depending on the candidate's experience, there is also the potential for future leadership in departmental and institutional structures of faculty governance.

A Ph.D. in Economics or a related discipline is required by the appointment start date. Candidates should have strong evidence of a commitment to research with an interdisciplinary focus and a demonstrated interest in public policy issues with a high potential for impact. Excellent teaching and advising skills are an integral part of the position including undergraduate, Master's and Ph.D. courses.

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Additional Information:
The College of Social Sciences and Humanities is the home of the Experiential Liberal Arts. Through its research, teaching, and engagement missions, the college collaborates across the university, the Northeastern network, and partners around the globe. We are strongly committed to fostering excellence through diversity and enthusiastically welcome nominations and applications from members of groups underrepresented in academia. Successful faculty in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities will be dynamic and innovative scholars with a record of research and teaching excellence and a commitment to improved equity, diversity, and inclusion. Strong candidates for this position will have the expertise, knowledge, and skills to build their research, pedagogy, and curriculum in ways that reflect and enhance this commitment.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and writing sample, along with a teaching statement and teaching evaluations (if available), a diversity/equity/inclusion statement, a research statement, and the names and contact information for at least three letters of recommendation. References for junior candidates will be requested immediately. Senior candidates will be notified before their references are contacted further in the search process. Applications and nominations will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning November 22, 2021 and will be considered until the position is filled.

To apply, please go to and click on the link for full-time positions or full-time interdisciplinary positions or if viewing this description on the Northeastern University website, click “Apply to this job.” Please address nominations and inquiries about the position to Professor Alicia Sasser Modestino, at

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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