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Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), Economics

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

Position Announcement

Tenure-track Assistant Professor

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 a tenure-track assistant professor. The search is primarily focused on the field of macroeconomics. In addition, we welcome applications from exceptional advanced assistant candidates in development economics, household finance, industrial organization, or labor economics.


The beginning date for the position is August 2024.


Candidates must possess a Ph.D. and pursue a high-quality research program with the objective of publishing in top-tier general interest and field journals. Candidates must also demonstrate potential for high-quality teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level. The teaching load will initially be three courses per year, and junior faculty are given minimal service requirements.


Founded in 1743, the University of Delaware ( combines tradition and innovation, offering students a rich heritage along with the latest in instructional and research technology. Located on an attractive campus in Newark, Delaware, roughly an hour from Philadelphia and Baltimore, and about 2 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, sea-grant, and space-grant institutions in the nation. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifies University of Delaware as an R1 research university with very high research activity.


Lerner College has five departments, 42 academic programs, about 4,200 students, 160 faculty members, and state-of-the art facilities. Lerner College supports full-time, part-time, on-site corporate, 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 Lerner College, see


The Department of Economics is housed within Lerner College and offers BA and BS degrees in economics, a BA in economic education, a 4+1 BS in economics + MS in economics, a 4+1 BS in mathematics and economics + MS in economics, an undergraduate economics minor, an MA in economics and entrepreneurship for educators, an MS in economics and applied econometrics, and a PhD in economics. To learn more about the Department and its faculty members, please visit The Department promotes a collegial, supportive environment and values candidates who share these values.


Salary, benefits, teaching load, and research support are highly competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Candidates who currently hold tenure-track appointments at other institutions are strongly encouraged to apply. Ideal candidates have a record of publishing in top journals at rank and evidence of highly effective teaching in graduate and/or undergraduate courses.


Application Instructions:

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a current curriculum vitae, a job market paper, and three letters of reference. Additionally, candidates should complete their application through the AEA JOE portal.  Additional information may be requested after initial review of applicants. Submit inquiries, but not application materials or letters of reference, to the search committee chair, Jeremy Tobacman,

The search committee will begin reviewing applications November 20. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. We will conduct preliminary interviews via Zoom.

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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The University of Delaware does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability, religion, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in its employment, educational programs and activities, admissions policies, and scholarship and loan programs as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University of Delaware also prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

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