Assistant Professor (Macroeconomics) - Washington State University in Pullman Washington

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Washington State University

Pullman, Washington

United States


Detailed Job Description

Responsibilities include publication of high quality peer-reviewed research in the field of macroeconomics as broadly defined, teaching at the graduate and/or undergraduate level, mentoring graduate and undergraduate students, and participation as appropriate in committees and other service activities in the SES, CAHNRS, and WSU. The successful candidate will develop internationally-recognized economics research programs in the area of Macroeconomics, with a preferred secondary focus in either Development Economics, Health Economics, International Economics, or Public Economics. The applicants will cooperate with internal and external research colleagues to identify research priorities, seek external funding to support research activities, conduct collaborative projects, and disseminate results by publishing in appropriate peer-reviewed scientific journals. Teaching responsibilities include three economics courses per year in the successful applicant’s area of expertise before the tenure, and four courses after tenure. The successful candidate will report to the Director of the School of Economic Sciences and the SES will also serve as the tenure home for the candidate.

Required Qualifications

• Earned Ph.D. in Economics or a related discipline at date of hire, and specialization in Macroeconomics.

Preferred Qualifications

•Evidence of strong training in economic theory and applicable quantitative methods;
•Evidence of excellent communication skills, both written and verbal;
•Demonstrated ability to develop and implement a nationally recognized research program leading to scholarly publications in macroeconomics or related fields;
•Demonstrated ability to work effectively with colleagues, including collaborative research in macroeconomics or related fields;
•Demonstrated ability to work with a variety of audiences, including persons of diverse cultures and backgrounds;
•Demonstrated ability to obtain competitive extramural funding commensurate with career stage; and
•Demonstrated ability to teach effectively at graduate and undergraduate levels.

Monthly Salary

Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience

Additional Information

The School of Economic Sciences (SES) within the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS) at Washington State University (WSU) is seeking a dynamic, motivated problem solving leader and promising researcher. Applications are invited for an Assistant Professor with a primary field in Macroeconomics and a preferred secondary field in either Development Economics, Health Economics, International Economics, or Public Economics. This is a 9-month, full-time, tenure-track faculty position to begin August 16, 2016, or as negotiated at the university’s main campus in Pullman, Washington.

SES has developed a strong reputation for research and teaching success and a vibrant macroeconomics program is crucial to continuing our future growth and achievement. With this position, WSU will strengthen its commitment to research and teaching excellence in economics. In this enterprise, the successful applicant will be expected to develop internationally-recognized research and teaching programs focused on Macroeconomics and related secondary fields and contribute to the land-grant mission and global reputation for excellence of WSU.

The SES offers highly-rated Ph.D. programs in Economics and Agricultural Economics, an M.S. program in Applied Economics, and B.S. programs that open doors to a variety of career paths. Built on a strong foundation in the core areas of microeconomics, macroeconomics, and quantitative methods, the SES has particular strengths in agricultural and consumer economics, econometrics, environmental and natural resource economics, health economics, industrial organization, international economics, and transportation economics. The SES faculty and students are actively engaged in cutting-edge research in applied economic and econometric modeling.
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THE COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURAL, HUMAN, AND NATURAL RESOURCE SCIENCES: The College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS) at Washington State University is an expansive and diverse college that includes 16 academic units, four research and extension centers distributed across the state, 13 subject matter centers, and one tribal and 39 county extension offices. CAHNRS fosters disciplines that serve at the interface of scientific discovery and its application to the advancement of society and improvement of the human experience. Our mission is to provide global leadership in discovering, accessing, and disseminating knowledge that contributes to producing a safe, abundant food and fiber supply; promotes the well-being of individuals, families, and communities; enhances sustainability of agricultural and economic systems; and promotes stewardship of natural resources and ecological systems. In all dimensions of our mission, we strive to embody the signature “World Class. Face to Face.” motto of Washington State University. CAHNRS personnel embrace the opportunity to fulfill the university’s land-grant mission by making groundbreaking research discoveries, by utilizing innovative approaches to teaching and learning, and by delivering relevant, progressive extension programs that synergistically generate outcomes that enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Washington State, as well as for people around the globe.
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Founded in 1890, Washington State University is a comprehensive land-grant university with teaching, research, and extension missions, and one of two research universities in Washington State. WSU is organized into ten academic colleges, the Honors College, and the Graduate School. It has an enrollment of more than 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students on four campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, and Vancouver) with approximately 20,000 students located on the main campus in Pullman, WA. WSU ranks among the top 60 public research universities and is a Carnegie I, Doctoral/Research Extensive University. WSU strongly values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students and seeks to ensure a welcoming community for all.
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Pullman offers a friendly, small-town atmosphere with a high quality of life and connected community. Located 80 miles south of metropolitan Spokane, Pullman is also a quick drive away from the scenic Idaho panhandle and Moscow Mountain. The rolling hills of the Palouse offer a wide range of outdoor activities and a true four-season climate. The area provides ample opportunity to enjoy the cultural and academic hub of both Washington State University and the University of Idaho, in the neighboring town of Moscow, Idaho. Additionally, Pullman has an excellent public school system and was recently ranked by Bloomberg Business as the best small town in Washington to raise children.
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WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or

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Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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