Assistant Professor of Economics - The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa Alabama

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The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Primary duties will include teaching economics at the graduate and undergraduate level, engaging in a research program that results in published articles in outstanding scholarly publications and performing service as assigned by the Department, College and University.

The Department of Economics, Finance and Legal Studies at The University of Alabama’s Culverhouse College of Commerce invites applications for an anticipated opening of an assistant professor, tenure-track position in economics beginning August 16, 2016.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Applications are invited from candidates who will have completed their Ph.D. or firmly expect to receive their Ph.D. by August 16, 2016. Primary duties include teaching economics at the graduate and undergraduate levels, engaging in a research program that results in articles in outstanding scholarly publications, and performing service as assigned by the Department, College, and University. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in one or more of the following fields: labor economics, gender and minority economics, immigration economics, and the economics of entrepreneurship. We also prefer candidates with considerable teaching experience at the undergraduate level. Salary competitive and commensurate with experience and achievements. Candidates with experience must have a record of publishing in high-quality journals and demonstrated teaching effectiveness.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Only online applications are accepted. Candidates must apply online at and attach a curriculum vita that includes a list of three references. At least one and preferably two current unpublished papers must also be attached. All of these items must be attached at time of application in order for the application to be accepted. Reference letters should be emailed directly to: with “Recommendation for (candidate name)” in the subject line.

Review of applicants will begin immediately. The posting is expected to remain open through March 18, 2016. The candidate selected for the position will be required to submit a disclosure and consent form authorizing a background investigation. The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Additional Position Information

ABOUT THE COLLEGE: The economics program offers degrees at the undergraduate, Masters and Ph.D. levels. The Masters programs include a full-time MBA, a STEM-pathway to the MBA, a weekend executive MBA program, and a one-year MA in economics and MS in finance. The department offers an excellent research environment including generous travel support, an active seminar series and Ph.D. graduate research assistants. Departmental faculty have published in many of the top economics journals including AER, Econometrica, Journal of Econometrics, JBES, JME, JMCB and the Journal of Law and Economics, as well as top finance journals including JF, JFE, RFS, and JFQA. The College has state-of-the art facilities for both teaching and research including multimedia classrooms and an excellent collection of databases. Additional information is available at the College website:

The University is located in Tuscaloosa, a city of about 120,000 people, located an hour’s drive from Birmingham (a metropolitan area with about 1 million people). The cities of Atlanta, Memphis, Nashville and New Orleans, as well as the beaches along the Gulf of Mexico and Smoky Mountains are all within a few hours driving time.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Any required documents not attached will disqualify your application.

Required documents include:
- One current unpublished paper attached to the “Research/Scholarship/Creative Activities Statement” link

- Resume or CV attached to the appropriate document link.

If submitting a second paper, please attach to the “other document” link under Optional Applicant Documents.

Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction before a hiring decision is made. EOE/AA

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status.

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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: Not Specified
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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