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Assistant Professor of Economics

Job no: 520609
Work type: Faculty - Tenure Track
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Economics, Instruction
Department:Arts & Sciences, College of

Department: Economics
Rank: Assistant Professor
Annual Basis: 9 Month

Application Deadline
November 15, 2017; position open until filled

Required Application Materials
Apply via Academic Jobs Online:

The following must be submitted with your application:
a. Letters of recommendation from the candidates’ academic advisors
b. The candidates’ personal statements
c. Written research samples
d. Evidence of teaching experience
e. The candidates’ academic records to date
f. Candidates’ Cover Letter
g. Candidates’ CV

Position Announcement
The University of Oregon Department of Economics invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position to begin Fall 2018. We seek candidates who demonstrate potential for outstanding research and teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. We are interested in candidates whose research lies at the intersection of social equity and big data, broadly defined, including applications to public economics, education, health, labor, development, and industrial organization, as well as other fields. Successful candidates will support and enhance a diverse learning and working environment.

The advertised position is part of a cluster hire in the University of Oregon’s College of Arts and Sciences. The cluster includes lines dedicated to the college’s economics program and geography program, and is intended to expand and complement existing expertise in modern empirical methods and recent data science advances, and to direct these tools toward the analysis of questions related to social equity and to understanding the determinants and consequences of inequality. These cluster hires will be supported by a strong network of current scholars at the University of Oregon who study social equity issues, as well as by necessary technical infrastructure, including the High Performance Computing Research Core Facility – a supercomputing cluster with extensive computational and data storage capacity, designed to support the needs of computation- and data-intensive research.

Department or Program Summary
The Economics Department at the University of Oregon, located in the College of Arts and Sciences, features a dedicated group of faculty, staff and students who lead the field in current economic issues. We are also one of the fastest growing departments at the University due to the relevance of our subject matter and reputation for excellence in teaching and scholarship.

Minimum Requirements
The required Ph.D. in economics, or related field, must be complete by September 15, 2018.

About the University
The University of Oregon is one of only two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities and holds the distinction of a “very high research activity” ranking in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The UO enrolls more than 20,000 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students representing all 50 states and nearly 100 countries. In recent years, the university has increased the diversity of its student body while raising average GPAs and test scores for incoming students. The UO’s beautiful, 295-acre campus features state- of-the art facilities in an arboretum-like setting. The UO is located in Eugene, a vibrant city of 157,000 with a wide range of cultural and culinary offerings, a pleasant climate, and a community engaged in environmental and social concerns. The campus is within easy driving distance of the Pacific Coast, the Cascade Mountains, and Portland.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA.  The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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