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Associate or Full Professor - Economics

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Please be prepared to attach your cv, a cover letter, a teaching statement, and a research statement. Also be prepared to enter the names and e-mail addresses for three references.

Posting Details

Posting Detail Information

Position Title Associate or Full Professor - Economics
Requisition Number FTFR000839
Division/College College of Social Sciences and Humanities
Interdisciplinary Division/College
Location Boston Main Campus
Full-time/Part-time Full Time
Benefits Eligible Yes
Tenure Status Tenured/Tenure Track
Posting Date 09/07/2016

The Department of Economics invites applications to fill one or more senior faculty openings at the associate or full professor rank to begin in the fall of 2017. The fields within Economics are open, although applications are particularly encouraged from candidates in macroeconomics, development, labor, and other applied microeconomics fields including health, urban economics, and industrial organization. The Department welcomes applications from candidates whose interests are aligned with Northeastern University’s global mission and its research emphases on health, sustainability, security, and network sciences. The Department also welcome applicants interested in interdisciplinary appointments with other colleges and schools within the university.


A PhD in Economics or the equivalent is required. A successful candidate at the rank of associate or full professor will have an excellent record of both scholarship and teaching. Candidates should have demonstrated commitment to fostering diverse and inclusive environments as well as to promoting experiential learning, which are central to a Northeastern University education.

Additional Information

The Department of Economics, which resides in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities, includes 26 full-time faculty members (16 tenured/tenure-track and 10 non-tenure-track), and serves approximately 850 undergraduate economics and combined majors and 100 graduate students in its MA and PhD programs. The PhD program offers courses in microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics, and field courses in labor economics and competition policy (industrial organization), and new field courses will be added as the department expands. New senior hires will be expected to contribute to the PhD program by teaching PhD courses and advising PhD students. The department expects to hire at least ten new faculty members over the next five years.

The College of Social Sciences and Humanities is a leader in the Experiential Liberal Arts ( Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a dynamic and highly selective urban research university in the center of Boston whose standing among peer universities has increased rapidly in recent years. Grounded in its signature co-op program, Northeastern provides unprecedented global experiential learning opportunities. The College is strongly committed to fostering excellence through diversity and enthusiastically welcomes nominations and applications from members of groups that have been, and continue to be, underrepresented in academia.

All applicants must use the on-line application process and submit a letter of application, research and teaching statements, and CV. Applicants should include names, positions and contact information for three references – the search committee will solicit recommendations only as needed. To apply, please go to Review of applications will begin by September 25, 2016. The search will remain open until filled. Questions may be directed to Prof. James Dana, Search Committee Chair, Department of Economics, Northeastern University, Boston, MA 02115;; 617.373.7517.

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Research Statement
  4. Teaching Statement
Optional Documents

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please list your primary fields of study within economics.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. Please list your secondary fields of study within economics (if applicable).

    (Open Ended Question)