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Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Economics

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College / VP Area: Lerner College Business & Econ
Work type: Faculty
Location: Newark
Categories: Economics, Full Time

Tenure Track



Department of Economics

Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics

University of Delaware


The Department of Economics in the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics at the University of Delaware invites applications for two tenure track faculty positions, at the entry or advanced Assistant Professor level. We seek to fill positions in any field with preference for scholars who have complementarities with existing faculty including Development Economics, Industrial Organization, Household Finance, Labor Economics, or Macroeconomics. Candidates should demonstrate the ability to conduct high-quality research leading to publication in top-tier general interest and top field journals in Economics. Candidates also must be committed to excellence in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Candidates are expected to complete the Ph.D. in Economics by August 16, 2022.

Founded in 1743, the University of Delaware ( combines tradition and innovation. Located on an attractive campus in Newark, Delaware, roughly an hour from Philadelphia and Baltimore, and just over two hours from New York and Washington, D.C., the University is a state-assisted institution with a strong private endowment and selective admission. It is one of the oldest land-grant institutions in the nation and an R1 research university with very high research activity. The Department of Economics has 29 full-time faculty members, and offers Ph.D., MS, BA, and BS degrees. For more information, see Forbes has ranked the University of Delaware a top place to work, and this position offers collegiality and work-life balance to highly qualified applicants.


The Lerner College has five departments, 42 academic programs, more than 4,000 students, 150 faculty members, and state-of-the art facilities. In addition to programs offered by the Economics Department, the Lerner College supports full-time, part-time, and online MBA programs in addition to MS programs in functional business areas and non-degree executive education programs. All degree programs are fully accredited by the AACSB.  For more information on the Lerner College, see


Applicants should upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, recent research paper, statement on research interests, diversity statement, recent teaching evaluations (if available), and contact information for three references familiar with the candidate‚Äôs academic work. Applicants also should submit these application materials, through our position advertised on the American Economic Associate Job Openings for Economists website


Review of applications for the tenure track positions will begin on November 15, 2022, and we will conduct preliminary interviews via Zoom in December and January 2022 in conjunction with the American Economic Association annual job market. Questions may be directed to Sabrin Beg,, Search Committee Chair.  All application materials will be shared with departmental faculty. This position is open until filled.


The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer that encourages applications from minority group members and women. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at Employment offers will be conditioned upon successful completion of a criminal background check. A conviction will not necessarily exclude you from employment. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States by the start of their employment at the University of Delaware.



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